How ‘Madam Secretary’ Star Erich Bergen Became Hollywood’s Hottest Virtual Events Producer

How ‘Madam Secretary’ Star Erich Bergen Became Hollywood’s Hottest Virtual Events Producer
Erich Bergen was staring at his computer screen on the desk in the bedroom of his Harlem apartment. In a couple minutes, the July 21 final installment of Nancy Pelosi’s virtual Hold the House fundraisers for Democratic congressional candidates was going live.

The Zoom grid on Bergen’s monitor included a shot of former President Barack Obama.

Bergen had a quick decision to make. “There was a moment when I was like, ‘Can I tell the president that he needs to be lit better?’” he tells Variety, laughing. “But then I realized, ‘Yes, the president would probably like someone to tell if his lighting was bad.’”

Bergen unmuted himself and asked Obama if he would please shift in his chair for a better shot. The former commander-in-chief obliged and moved closer to his camera.

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