Next Gen 2013: Hollywood's New Class
If Propper has his way, celebrities one day will have a social impact agent the way they do an agent, manager and lawyer.
Today, his social impact agency, Propper Daley, works with Hollywood stars, including Tobey Maguire, to help shape their philanthropic efforts and advocacy. The New York native, who spent time on the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and has degrees from Tufts and Cardozo, is a driving force behind Got Your 6, a coalition of major studios and agencies that works with nonprofit groups to explore veterans' issues.
Among other recent projects: working with LGBT and human rights organizations and talent including Dustin Lance Black and Melissa Etheridge to address the anti-gay laws in Russia.
FIRST JOB: I managed a snack bar at a country club in Westchester, N.Y. Kathie Lee Gifford belonged there, and I used to serve her chicken fingers.
IF I WEREN'T IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY: I'd probably be working as an aide on Capitol Hill.
IF I'M NOT WORKING: You'll probably find me eating at a restaurant around town with my boyfriend.
IN MY BIOPIC, THE ACTOR PLAYING ME WOULD BE: Everybody always thought that I looked like Fred Savage growing up, so I guess I'll go with that.
MOST MEANINGFUL THING IN MY OFFICE: We were actively involved in the Obama campaign over the past couple of cycles, so I have a sign from the 2008 convention that says, "We love Michelle," which she signed.
HUMILIATING PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: I worked on a congressional campaign in Louisiana, where we were following around a candidate whom we didn't believe to be answering questions truthfully. So I spent about a week and a half following him around in a chicken outfit and standing behind him at all his press conferences.