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Meet Gayl Murphy, Media Coach & Hollywood Correspondent


Gayl Murphy is “The Celebritizer” ~ Hollywood Correspondent, Media Expert, Speaker and Author!

Gayl Murphy is a Media Entrepreneur! A Media Expert, an award-winning Hollywood Correspondent, Media and Presentational Coach, Speaker and Author of “Interview Tactics! How to Survive the Media without Getting Clobbered! The Insider’s Guide To Giving A Killer Interview!” 

As an Entertainment Correspondent, Gayl specializes in interviewing the industry’s biggest stars. Based in Hollywood, she has worked with many of the top news outlets including; ABC News, BBC News, SKY News and E! to name a few. The media-savvy Murphy has been up-close and personal with about 15,000 of the most famous celebrities and newsmakers. As evident in the pages of the CNN.com, NY Post, NYPost.com, The Daily Beast, Popeater, FOXNews.com, The Guardian Newspaper, CareerBuilders.com, The Independent Newspaper, BBC.com and Entrepreneur.com among others.

“Interview Tactics!” was named one of the TOP 20 BUSINESS BOOKS of 2010 by the San Francisco Examiner. In their outreach to entrepreneurs they were asked to to identify, “What business books have made such an impact on you and your business, so profound, that it changed the way you do business? These books can be powerful tools to build, develop and grow your business.”

“Gayl Murphy’s book ‘Interview Tactics’ is ‘a must’ for preparing talent and filmmakers in the vast arena of movie marketing.”

– Columbia Pictures

 

 


Film/TV Interviews | Musicians and Bands | Press Conference/Event Coverage

Gayl Murphy, Hollywood Correspondent“I can probably count on one hand the number of the stars in business and entertainment I HAVEN’T talked to.” Murphy says. “I love what I do…and to the amazement of my friends and colleagues, I never get tired of it because it’s always fascinating to hear people’s stories.”

 Murphy has taken what she knows about crafting a great story that the media and the consumer will devour, and put it to work for the average business executive, corporate spokesperson, creative entrepreneur, author, expert or inventor.

As a “media expert,” she can tell you what makes a great news story, a killer pitch, how to successfully work with the media, what they really want from an inner-view of you and how to create killer soundbites and pitches. It’s that expertise that motivated her to write her book “Interview Tactics! How to Survive the Media Without Getting Clobbered! The Insider’s Guide to Giving a Killer Interview!”

“Having done over 15,000 of interviews, I’m still baffled at how some of my favorite CEO’s, showbiz pros, celebrities and newsmakers were so unprepared when it came to talking to the media, or anyone else for that matter, “ says Murphy. “So to help them out, I decided to write the quintessential ‘insider’s guide to giving a killer interview’ so that established stars and soon-to-be stars (on and off the Red Carpet) would have the same successful media tools that celebrities use.”

If anyone knows what sells in the media – and how to tell it to sell it when creating savvy messages about business, products, services and careers — it’s Gayl Murphy -The Celebritizer!

When “Interview Tactics!” was first published, The Orange County Register wrote she was “sleeping with the enemy” by coaching newbies – transforming them into Media Stars. Murphy has been called in by some of the most prominent companies in world. Among her consulting clients are Parsons Engineering, Geffen Records, The Walt Disney Company, The X-Prize Foundation, Nettwerk Management, NBC Television, The Nederland Company, Warner Brothers Records, Penguin Books, Warner Brothers Records, Sony Pictures and The Buck Institute for Age Research, in addition to a plethora of authors, experts, online gurus, lifestyle gurus, engineers, rock stars and creative entrepreneurs.

“When it comes to telling the world about who you are and what you do, your business, product or service can’t speak for you. No one can, “Murphy says. “If you can’t tell your own story, who can? And who will?” You’ve got to pitch it to promote it, so you can tell it to sell it! “Having a concise message and business pitch, regardless of what media you’re using – means taking your cues from what’s already successful.” And, that’s where Gayl Murphy comes in!


ALL ACCESS FILM/TV INTERVIEWS [PARTIAL LIST]

  • AL PACINO
  • ALEC BALDWIN
  • ALLISON JANNEY
  • ANDIE MAC DOWELL
  • ANDY GARCIA
  • ANGELA BASSETT
  • ANGELINA JOLIE
  • ANNETTE BENNING
  • ANTONIO BANDARAS
  • ARMAND ASSANTI
  • ARNOLD SCHWARTZENEGER
  • ARSENIO HALL
  • ASHLEY JUDD
  • BAZ LUHRMAN
  • BEN AFFLECK
  • BEN KINGSLEY
  • BETTE MIDLER
  • BILL COSBY
  • BILL MURRAY
  • BILLY BOB THORNTON
  • BILLY CONNOLLY
  • BILLY CRYSTAL
  • BRAD PITT
  • BRIAN DE PALMA
  • BRIDGET FONDA
  • BRUCE WILLIS
  • CANDICE BERGEN
  • CATHERINE ZETA-JONES
  • CAMERON CROWE
  • CAMERON DIAZ
  • CEDRICK THE ENTERTAINER
  • CHRIS TUCKER
  • CHRIS ROCK
  • CHRISTIAN SLATTER
  • COURTENEY COX
  • DANNY DEVITO
  • DAMON WAYANS
  • DAVID ARQUETTE
  • DAVID BOREANAZ
  • DEMI MOORE
  • DENNIS FARINA
  • DENNIS QUAID
  • DENZEL WASHINGTON
  • DREW BARRYMORE
  • DUSTIN HOFFMAN
  • EDDIE MURPHY
  • EDWARD NORTON
  • ELIZABETH HURLEY
  • ERIC IDLE
  • ERIC MC CORMICK
  • ERIC STOLTZ
  • ETHAN HAWK
  • FRANCES MCDOMAND
  • FRANK OZ
  • GARY OLDMAN
  • GARY SINISE
  • GEENA DAVIS
  • GENE HACKMAN
  • GEOFFREY RUSH
  • GEORGE CLOONEY
  • GEORGE LUCAS
  • GERARD DEPARDIEU
  • GOLDIE HAWN
  • GREGG KINNEAR
  • GWYNETH PALTROW
  • HARRISON FORD
  • HEATH LEDGER
  • HALLE BERRY
  • JACK NICHOLSON
  • JAMES GANDOLFINI
  • JAMES VANDER BEEK 
  • JAMES WOODS
  • JAY LENO
  • JEAN CLAUDE VAN DAMME
  • JENNIFER ANISTON
  • JENNIFER LOPEZ
  • JESSICA BIEL
  • JILL HENNESSEY
  • JIM CARREY
  • JODIE FOSTER
  • JOHN CARPENTER
  • JOHN CORBETT
  • JOHN LEGUIZAMO
  • JOHN LITHGOW
  • JOHN TRAVOLTA
  • JOHNNY DEPP
  • JONATHAN PRYCE
  • JONATHAN WINTERS
  • JUDD NELSON
  • JULIA ROBERTS
  • JULIE ANDREWS
  • KATE HUDSON
  • KELSEY GRAMMER
  • KENNETH BRANAUGH
  • KEVIN BACON
  • KEVIN COSTNER
  • KEVIN SPACEY
  • KIEFER SUTHERLAND
  • KIRSTIN DUNST
  • KIM BASINGER
  • KIM CATRELL
  • KURT RUSSELL
  • LARRY DAVID
  • LEONARDO DI CAPRIO
  • MARK WAHLBERG
  • MARGARET CHO
  • MARTIN LAWRENCE
  • MARTIN SHEEN
  • MARTIN SHORT
  • MATT DAMON
  • MATT GROENING
  • MATT LE BLANC
  • MATTHEW PERRY
  • MEG RYAN
  • MEGAN MULLALLY
  • MEL GIBSON
  • MELANIE GRIFFITH
  • MERYL STREEP
  • MICHAEL DOUGLAS
  • MICHAEL J. FOX
  • MICHAEL KEATON
  • MORGAN FREEMAN
  • NICOLAS CAGE
  • NICOLE KIDMAN
  • OLIVER STONE
  • PATRICK STEWART
  • PAUL NEWMAN
  • PETER WELLER
  • PRISCILLA PRESLEY
  • RAY LIOTTA
  • RAY ROMANO
  • REBECCA ROMIJN-STAMOS
  • REESE WITHERSPOON
  • RENE RUSSO
  • RICHARD GEER
  • RIDLEY SCOTT
  • ROB REINER
  • ROB THOMAS
  • ROBERT DOWNEY JR.
  • ROBERT ENGLUND
  • ROBERT EVANS
  • ROBERT REDFORD
  • ROBIN WILLIAMS
  • RON HOWARD
  • RUSSELL CROWE
  • RYAN PHILLIPPE
  • SANDRA BULLOCK
  • SALMA HAYAK
  • SAMUEL L. JACKSON
  • SARAH JESSICA PARKER
  • SARAH MICHELLE GELLER
  • SEAN CONNERY
  • SEAN HAYES
  • SHARON STONE
  • SHIRLEY MACLAINE
  • SIR ANTHONY HOPKINS
  • SPIKE LEE
  • STEVEN SPEILBERG
  • SUSAN SARANDON
  • SYLVESTER STALLONE
  • TERRY GILLIAM
  • TIM ALLEN
  • TIM CURRY
  • TIM ROBBINS
  • TOM CRUISE
  • TOM HANKS
  • TOM SELLECK
  • VAL KILMER
  • VIN DIESEL
  • VING RHAMES
  • WARREN BEATTY
  • WESLEY SNIPES
  • WHOOPIE GOLDBERG
  • WILL SMITH
  • ILLIAM H. MACY 
  • WILLEM DEFOE
  • WOODY ALLEN

ALL ACCESS MUSICIANS AND BANDS [PARTIAL LIST]

  • AARON CARTER
  • AC/DC
  • AEROSM ITH
  • ALAN JACKSON
  • ALICIC KEYES
  • ASHANTI
  • B-52’S
  • BANGLES
  • BELINDA CARLISLE
  • BILLY GIBBONS
  • BILLY IDOL
  • BLACK SABBATH
  • BLIND MELON
  • BO DIDLEY
  • BOB DYLAN
  • BONNIE RAITT
  • BOW WOW
  • BOY GEORGE
  • BOYZ TO MEN
  • BRANFORD MARSALIS
  • BRETT MICHAELS
  • BRITNEY SPEARS
  • BRYAN ADAMS
  • BRYAN FERRY
  • BUSTA RHYMES
  • CARLOS SANTANA
  • CHRIS ISAAK
  • CLINT BLACK
  • CONCRETE BLONDE
  • COWBOY JUNKIES
  • CROSBY, STILLS & NASH
  • CROWDED HOUSE
  • CYNDI LAUPER
  • DANNY ELFMAN
  • DAVE CLARK
  • DAVE STEWART
  • DAVID BOWIE
  • DAVID CROSBY
  • DAVID LEE ROTH
  • DESTINY’S CHILD
  • DON HENLEY
  • DURAN DURAN
  • EAGLES
  • ELTON JOHN
  • EMERSON, LAKE AND PALMER
  • EVE
  • FLEETWOOD MAC
  • FOREIGNER
  • FRANK ZAPPA
  • GARTH BROOKS
  • GENESIS
  • GEORGE THOROGOOD
  • GINGER BAKER
  • GORDON LIGHTFOOT
  • GUNS ‘N’ ROSES
  • HAMMER
  • HEAVY D
  • ICE CUBE
  • INDIA.ARIE 
  • INXS
  • JA RULES
  • JACKSON BROWNE
  • JAMES BROWN 
  • JAMIE O’NEAL
  • JAMES TAYLOR
  • JANET JACKSON
  • JEFF BECK
  • JETHRO TULL
  • JEWEL
  • JILL SCOTT
  • JIMMY CLIFF
  • JIMMY PAGE
  • JOE JACKSON
  • JOE SATRIANI
  • JOHN FOGERTY
  • JOHN HIATT
  • JOHN MELLENCAMP
  • JOHN SECADA
  • JOHNNY CLEGG
  • JON BON JOVI
  • JON WAITE
  • JOURNEY
  • JUDAS PRIEST
  • KEITH RICHARDS
  • KENNY LOGGINS
  • LENNY KRAVITZ
  • LIL’ KIM
  • LITTLE RICHARD
  • LL COOL J
  • MADONNA
  • MARK ANTHONY
  • MARIAH CAREY
  • MARY J. BLIGE
  • MEGADETH
  • MELISSA ETHERIDGE
  • METALLICA
  • MICK FLEETWOOD
  • MICK JAGGER
  • MIDNIGHT OIL
  • MILLI VANILLI
  • MOTLEY CRUE
  • NATALIE COLE
  • ‘N SYCNC
  • OZZY OSBOURNE
  • PAT BENATAR
  • PAUL ROGERS
  • PAUL SIMON
  • PAULA ABDUL
  • PETER GABRIEL
  • PHIL COLLINS
  • PINK FLOYD
  • POISON
  • QUEEN
  • REM 
  • REUBEN BLADES
  • REBA MC INTYRE 
  • RAY MANZARIK
  • RICHARD MARX 
  • RICK ASTLEY
  • RICK OCASEK
  • RICKI LEE JONES
  • ROBBIE ROBERTSON
  • ROBERT CRAY
  • ROBERT PALMER
  • ROBERT PLANT
  • RUN DMC
  • RUSH
  • SALT’N’PEPA
  • SHANICE
  • SISQO
  • SLASH
  • SLAUGHTER
  • SMOKEY ROBINSON
  • SNOOP DOGG
  • SPIN DOCTORS
  • STANLEY CLARK
  • STEELY DAN
  • STEVE MILLER
  • STEVE WINWOOD
  • STEVIE NICKS
  • STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN
  • STING
  • TED NUGENT
  • TERI NUNN
  • THE BEACH BOYS
  • THE BLACK CROWES
  • THE CLASH
  • THE CULT
  • THE FIXX
  • THE MOODY BLUES
  • THE POLICE
  • THE SCORPIONS
  • THE WHO
  • THE ROLLING STONES
  • THIRD EYE BLIND
  • TIM MC GRAW
  • TODD RUNDGREN
  • TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS
  • TONI CHILDS
  • U2
  • VAN HALEN
  • VANILLA ICE
  • WAR RANT
  • WYNONNA
  • YES
  • YOLANDA ADAMS
  • ZZ TOP

 ALL ACCESS PRESS & EVENT COVERAGE [PARTIAL LIST]

  • 1ST & 2ND AMNESTY INT’L. ‘CONSPIRACY OF HOPE’ TOUR with U2, PETER GABRIEL, BOB DYLAN, 
  • STING, JACKSON BROWN, BILL GRAHAM and JOAN BAEZ, 1986. LA
  • ACADEMY AWARDS
  • ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS
  • AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS
  • ATHLETES AND ENTERTAINERS FOR KIDS, LA.
  • BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS
  • BROADCAST FILM CRITICS AWARDS
  • CABO WABO CANTINA, opening, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  • CHINA FRIENDSHIP TOUR/Beijing and Shanghai, China, 1986
  • CLASH OF THE TITANS TOUR: Press Conference
  • COMIC RELIEF, all LA shows, starting in 1986
  • CONCERTS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT, BOSTON – Midnight Oil – Slash and Lars Ulrick, 1988
  • CONCERTS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT, LA – Paul McCartney, LA
  • DAVID BOWIE AND TIN MACHINE – Press Conference, LA, 1989
  • GARTH BROOKS, Hollywood Bowl, LA
  • GOLDEN GLOBES
  • GRAMMY AWARDS 
  • GUNS ‘N’ ROSES and METALLICA, LA.
  • HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME
  • JAPAN AID – Tokyo, Japan, with Ronnie James Dio and James Brown in 1987
  • LADY OF SOUL AWARDS
  • LIVE AID – Press Conference. Bob Geldorf, 1985
  • MTV MOVIE AWARDS
  • MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS
  • PAUL McCARTNEY – In L.A. – Concert for the Environment
  • PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS
  • RED, HOT AND BLUE – AIDS Fundraiser, 1990
  • ROCK ‘N’ ROLL HALL OF FAME, opening weekend
  • ROCKWALK
  • SHANGHAI TELEVISION FESTIVAL, Shanghai, China, 1988
  • SMASH HITS – ELTON JOHN and BILLY JEAN KING, Atlanta, Ga.
  • SOUL TRAIN AWARDS
  • SOUL TRAIN COMEDY AWARDS
  • SPINAL TAP – Press Conference, LA Coliseum
  • SUMMER OLYMPICS/Los Angeles, 1986
  • THE TRUTH ABOUT AIDS – Magic Johnson and Arsenio Hall
  • TV GUIDE AWARDS
  • U2 – Press Conference – Appeared in the movie RATTLE AND HUM, 1988
  • US Festival, 1sT and 2ND , 1982 and 1983
  • USA FOR AFRICA, ‘WE ARE THE WORLD’ – Press Conference, Quincy Jones, 1985
  • VH1 AWARDS
  • WINTER OLYMPICS/Nagano, Japan, 1998
  • YOKO ONO – Accepting John Lennon’s Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 1993