Part of FABUM's internship program is to expose young people to diverse and accomplished individuals in the arts community. While spending some time back in Washington, DC (where he's originally from) this week, Rubin and Artistic Director Jameson Freeman met with our current FABUM Associates, Kelsea Johnson and Eva Meier.
Eve Meier: This past week I had the honor of meeting Jameson Freeman’s friend and colleague, Canaan Rubin. Mr. Freeman describes Rubin as “self-made” in his line of work, something we all know to be a triumph in the arts world. After graduating from American University in 1994, he was immediately swept up by Entertainment Tonight, stationed in Los Angeles, working to promote the company against its competitors like Access Hollywood and Extra After numerous years and many promotions, Rubin left ET for the world of reality TV, creating and directing shows like Duets. Sitting at a Starbucks downtown, my coworker, Kelsea and I had the pleasure of meeting Rubin. Through the LA glamour, it was clear that he has been passionate about his work from the start. We discussed his work in LA and what it has been like to work with such an array of people. I am not in the slightest surprised that Rubin has made it to the position he is in today, simply because it was so apparent about how much he loves what he does, and how much drive he still has to do it.