Coming Soon to a Theatre Near You

I’ve had this thing to share with you that I haven’t been able to share and it’s been killing me.

Last year around this time, I was unemployed. In all honesty, I was very fortunate to only be out of work for about three months before joining Cerner in March of 2009. I didn’t get a big severance package when the company I worked for laid me off, so that unemployment came in handy for the few meager months. Those few months were actually pretty fun. I got to hang out with Alli and Dreyfuss a lot. Saw a lot of movies.

During that time, I got more and more active in the Social Media Club of Kansas City. It was through the SMCKC, Twitter and this blog that I got into touch with Justin Gardner, the social media guru at AMC. Justin got me into a preview of the then-new Fork & Screen concept at the Olathe AMC and last February (in fact, almost a year ago exactly), I got to attend AMC’s Best Picture Showcase.

Now if you’ve followed this blog or you follow me on Twitter or Tumblr or Facebook or if you know me in real life, you know that I’ve got a crazy passion for movies. I love the experience of going to the theatre. I love blockbusters, independent films, dramas, comedies, romances…pretty much everything but horror flicks.

For the past ten years, I’ve worked for a software company, a (now-defunct) financial services company, and a healthcare company. The next ten years (and hopefully many more after that) will be spent working for an entertainment company.

The Outside of the Olathe AMC

Yep. I’m leaving Cerner to go to work at AMC as their Community Manager.

That’s right. Me. AMC. Movies. Internet. AWESOMENESS.

It’s not every day that your dream job falls in your lap.

Working at Cerner for the past year has been a great experience. I’ve worked with an amazing team on some important projects. I have made some terrific friends along the way. The Marketing organization is full of talented individuals who have elevated me and made going to work enjoyable. I’m proud of what I accomplished over the past 11 months. I leave feeling good about what I’ve contributed and knowing that the projects I have worked on are in good hands.

But it’s show time.

28 Replies to “Coming Soon to a Theatre Near You”

  1. I was so excited when you shared this good news! Now…where’s my free senior ticket! Just kidding :) You are going to do great at this perfect job for you. Congrats, Shane, we are proud of you. :)

  2. Good for you. Who would have thought blogging would be partly responsible for getting a gig you love. Anyway, congrats.

  3. That is amazing! I am so glad you are going to be part of something so energizing! Enjoy it man! It was great having you at Cerner, if only for a little while. You truly did some great things! I have a quick question, did Justin Gardner go to BS south?

  4. Congratulations Shane! I work in the Food and Beverage Department, but I do a little bit of social media myself. Saw the news on Justin’s Facebook page. Welcome to the team – I look forward to meeting you in person soon.

  5. Congratulations Shane, Im very happy for you. Just so you know I will not be using out internet friendship to try and get free movie tickets from you.

    I would like to see movies in my own home BEFORE they hit the theaters. Thank you in advance.

    I KEED! I KEED!

  6. Shane, This is so AWESOME!!!!!! I am so happy for you, man. :-) Just the words you put about how you were unemployed a year ago and look at where you are now goes to show dreams do come true for great people! God has truly blessed you for your faith and trust in him to get you where you want to be. Congratulations. Enjoy your dream job.

  7. There are few things in this world that I hate worse than being viewed and manipulated as a target demographic to make a profit for someone else.

    “Social Media” enthusiasts make me want to stab babies.

    Congratulations on the new job.

    I won’t be following you anymore.

    Good bye.

    Mark Van Baale – Yeah, God doesn’t actually exist. Sorry to burst your bubble. Same is true for Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny and Santa Claus.

  8. Congrats!!! It’s all part of Gary Vaynerchuk’s master plan!!! I really enjoyed the time we worked together and I know you’re going to do awesome at AMC!

  9. Congrats Shane. That’s awesome!! Seems so great for you.

    Sidebar: do you happen know if you have to be 21 years or older to get in the cinema suites?? I’m thinking of taking Lauren today.

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