PhD-turned-showrunner's assistant Dr. Nikita T. Hamilton is joined by writers, producers, stunt women and more in this deep dive into the people and power that make Hollywood tick.
Music Supervisor Rob Lowry on Music as a Character and Making Time to Listen
Rob Lowry is a music supervisor on The Bold Type, Future Man, and Ramy, and has music supervised dozens of films and documentaries as well. He talks us through what the job entails, how to get it, and the importance of continuing to love listening to music once it becomes your job.
The Stuntwomen: Alex Marshall Brown and Jess Harbeck
Stunt coordinator Jess Harbeck focuses on action-driven stories that feature strong female characters, and Alex Marshall Brown is an actress and stuntwoman who played the lead in the Hulu thriller Seven Moons and keg-wielding Pepper on The New Girl, in addition to performing pyrotechnic stunts in a variety of films and shows. They join Dr. Nikita T. Hamilton to talk about the life of a stuntwoman, and navigating a part of the industry dominated by people who don't look like them.
Marcia Tillman and Lynn Adrianna on Auditioning, Acting, and Being Brave in Hollywood
Marcia (Wright) Tillman and Lynn Adrianna gives us the ins and outs of being a working actress in Hollywood—how to get the training, how to get the auditions, and how to handle rejection. You can see Marcia in The Hate U Give in theaters now, directed by her husband George Tillman, Jr. Lynn and Marcia both teach acting at the I Am Marcia Tillman Actors Studio. More info here: http://www.iammarciatillmanactorstudio.com/
Wesley Allsbrook on Virtual Reality
Wesley Allsbrook was the first person to draw an illustrated virtual reality film—"Dear Angelica," which was accepted into the Sundance Film Festival, nominated for an Emmy, and won a Peabody. As a woman and an early innovator in VR, she has an interesting perspective on the intersection of tech and film, and where women fit into it all.
Inside the Writers Room with The Bold Type's Amy-Jo Perry and One Day at a Time's Michelle Badillo
Two top TV writers talk us through their journeys to the writers room, being a WOC writer and the various complexities of Hollywood "diversity" initiatives, and so much more.
Independent Producer and Showrunner Justin Ching on Thinking Three Moves Ahead
Justin Ching is the founder of j-school, a production company specializing in stories about diverse communities. Most recently, he produced the Amazon Exclusive Series “Ritual.” Ching was previously an award-winning showrunner at FOX where he produced “Z Dream” & “The Fighter & The Kid”. He also led the company’s partnership with Facebook to create @TheBuzzer, which became the #1 social video program in sports. Justin started his career at YouTube, launching the VICE, AwesomenessTV a