The truth is, coming from a wee country like Scotland, I never really thought having a career in "Hollywood" was realistically attainable. I've always been ambitious, but that career path still seemed a bit fantastical.
Meet Erin Bagwell: She's the director and creator of Dream Girl, a film that is encouraging girls everywhere to become leaders and realize their entrepreneurial dreams. This documentary is redefining what it means to be a businesswoman.
It's fairly common knowledge that Linda Perry is the super-producer who reshaped dozens of careers from Pink to Christina Aguilera to Gwen Stefani. But I was first introduced to Perry as the lead singer for 4 Non Blondes.
Now that I'm segueing into my new career as a software titan/media mogul shameless self-promoter, I thought it would be nice to use my years of experience in the Hollywood trenches to give something back -- you know, to the kids just starting out.
One adage you take away from film school is "make sure it's all up on the screen." But sometimes the behind-the-scenes story is so compelling that it actually elevates the material on screen, like in Alejo Mo-Sun's low-budget epic, Hirokin.
The 13 playwrights of 13P formed nine years ago to realize full productions of their plays. Each playwright produces one play, serving as the artistic director of the production. The group ceases to exist once every playwright has had a production.
What I love about the Produced By Conference is just how much ground it covers. It doesn't matter if you've yet to produce your first feature, there will be panels and workshops that should be of tremendous value.
I wrote the first draft script forBad Batch, my first feature, about 3 years ago. I joined a writer's group in which the challenge was to write a full screenplay in 2 weeks. This got my ass in gear to write something I knew I eventually would want to direct on a tight budget.