Last year, in a room a buzz with inquisitive reporters and celebrity interview anticipation, it was actually Roz's mere presence that first drew my attention. "Who is this African-American woman sitting calmly amongst the young'uns greeting "her people"?" I didn't have to wonder long. After receiving a short summary of her background, an even briefer introduction was made. Roz Stevenson was the reason we, the African-American press, were there to help promote Universal Studios' new film. And for more than 20 years, she had worked diligently ensuring we were not left out of the equation of Hollywood's film promotion and publicity campaigns.
Unfortunately, May 30, 2008, will mark the end of a Roz's story in publicity and begin her new chapter in career retirement. But before the credits roll on her Hollywood story, I asked Roz to talk with me about how it all began. In this candid and humorous interview conducted in her home, Roz reflects on her amazing career and the people and the experiences that impacted it. Prepare to laugh, to be enlightened, and inspired.