About seven years back, I was in CNNfn’s green room, waiting to go on-air for an interview. A woman walked into the room with a clipboard, said, “Joshua Newman”, and looked around.
I stood up. So did another guy. We looked at each other. Then at her. As it turns out, there were two Joshua Newmans in line to be interviewed, one of us right after the other – he about a new wireless technology IPO, I about some startups in the financial services space.
After our respective interviews, we headed to a neighboring Au Bon Pain for mid-winter chicken soup, only to discover that, not only did we have the same name, and not only did we work in the same industry, but we had both graduated from Yale, he four years before me.
After falling out of touch in the intervening years, that Joshua Newman emailed me again today to say he’d recently moved out to LA, to become Director of Digital Media for Twentieth Century Fox.
It seems the secret cabal of Joshua Newmans has now moved, en masse, from the world of high tech into the world of film. Movie people, look out.