During her senior year at Tufts, Rapaport was an intern at Walden Media, where she vividly recalls photocopying and delivering scripts of The Giver to agents and executives. Several years later, as an executive in charge of production at The Weinstein Co., she again found herself involved with the long-gestating adaptation, though this time cameras were rolling and she was on set. Those deja vu moments have happened before with the Maine native, who also was in on the early stages of both Tulip Fever, a period drama, and John Wells' upcoming Bradley Cooper chef project as an intern, only to shepherd them as an exec a decade later. "To have had the opportunity to contribute in different capacities and ultimately see them made was an honor," says Rapaport, who also oversaw Wells' August: Osage County and Tim Burton's drama Big Eyes, due out Christmas Day.
MY FIRST JOB
"The William Morris mailroom in New York."
MY BIG BREAK
"Working as an assistant for David Glasser, now president and COO at TWC. We started on the same day in the fall of 2008."
"Fast Times at Ridgemont High"
MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT AT WORK
"I had to help work the door at the Inglourious Basterds Cannes party — it was total insanity, thousands of people screaming to get in. Melanie Laurent showed up late, and in the chaos I didn't recognize her. That obviously didn't go over well. And I will never make that mistake again!"
WHEN I'M NOT AT WORK, YOU'LL FIND ME
"In Maine with my family at our summer camp."