7 episodes

Is this you? You know you want to make a film you’re proud of, but you don’t know how to get started. Or maybe you're tired of auditions for one-dimensional roles, or over seeing yet another badly written script from a mediocre white man and you want to DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT, you’re in the right place.
In this podcast we’ll cover:
Pioneering women in film from the Golden Age of Hollywood to today,
How you can write, produce and star in your own projects,
And what to do with your film once it’s done.
I’m Emily Grace and I empower women, especially actresses, to take their success into their own hands by learning how to write and produce their own work. I’m a Sundance award-winning actress, a writer, producer and founder of the Pickford West Society. I’ve helped hundreds of people write a short film that they love and can take on the film festival circuit.
If you have a burning desire to create a project, and you want to stop waiting for permission from the industry to do what you love, learn how to get started at https://writeyourshort.com/

or connect with me here: https://www.tiktok.com/@pickfordwestshortfilmlab/

Film Broads, See‪?‬ Emily Grace

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 57 Ratings

Is this you? You know you want to make a film you’re proud of, but you don’t know how to get started. Or maybe you're tired of auditions for one-dimensional roles, or over seeing yet another badly written script from a mediocre white man and you want to DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT, you’re in the right place.
In this podcast we’ll cover:
Pioneering women in film from the Golden Age of Hollywood to today,
How you can write, produce and star in your own projects,
And what to do with your film once it’s done.
I’m Emily Grace and I empower women, especially actresses, to take their success into their own hands by learning how to write and produce their own work. I’m a Sundance award-winning actress, a writer, producer and founder of the Pickford West Society. I’ve helped hundreds of people write a short film that they love and can take on the film festival circuit.
If you have a burning desire to create a project, and you want to stop waiting for permission from the industry to do what you love, learn how to get started at https://writeyourshort.com/

or connect with me here: https://www.tiktok.com/@pickfordwestshortfilmlab/

    Make Your Antagonist A Person NOT A Force

    Make Your Antagonist A Person NOT A Force

    In Episode 3 you learned how to structure a compelling protagonist. Now it's time to structure your ANTAGONIST.
    Learn why I recommend you make your antagonist and person, NOT a force or being, and we'll continue our character analysis from The Devil Wears Prada with Meryl Steep's character: Miranda Priestly.
    This is a companion episode to episode 3 - so if you haven't listened to that, check it out FIRST and then come back to this one.
    If you have a burning desire to create a project, and you want to stop waiting for permission from the industry to do what you love, learn how to get started at https://writeyourshort.com/

    or connect with me here: https://www.tiktok.com/@pickfordwestshortfilmlab/

    A Podcast Launch Bestie Production

    • 37 min
    Do You Jump Into Scene Writing Way Too Soon?

    Do You Jump Into Scene Writing Way Too Soon?

    I used to think writer's just sat at their laptop and a script would magically unfold. No wonder it felt so difficult! I jumped into scene writing as the very first step. This episode talks about why scene writing should come LAST.
    I also touch on Reese Witherspoon's inspiring story of self-funding her production company, give you a quick update on my short film, PIGEON, and dive into Ryan Murphy's latest show, FEUD: CAPTOE AND THE SWANS.
    If you have a burning desire to create a project, and you want to stop waiting for permission from the industry to do what you love, learn how to get started at https://writeyourshort.com/

    or connect with me here: https://www.tiktok.com/@pickfordwestshortfilmlab/

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    • 26 min
    The REAL Reason You Haven't Made Your Project Yet

    The REAL Reason You Haven't Made Your Project Yet

    If you KNOW you want to make a project, but you AREN'T doing it, there's a reason. So let's get to the bottom of it with this episode! There are one of three traps you might fall into, and it's time to break free.
    I'll also introduce you to Lois Weber, a trailblazing filmmaker from the silent film era. She was the first America woman to direct a feature film and used her work to address social issues and advocate for complex roles for women.
    If you have a burning desire to create a project, and you want to stop waiting for permission from the industry to do what you love, learn how to get started at https://writeyourshort.com/

    or connect with me here: https://www.tiktok.com/@pickfordwestshortfilmlab/

    A Podcast Launch Bestie Production

    • 27 min
    "Is My Idea Good Enough?" Is The WRONG Question

    "Is My Idea Good Enough?" Is The WRONG Question

    Do you wonder if your idea is "good enough?"? Does it stop you from writing your script in the first place?
    In this episode you'll learn why asking, "Is my idea good enough" is the WRONG question - and what to ask instead.
    I also touch on Barbie, the upcoming Oscars - the snubs and the groundbreaking nominations, and you'll learn how to create a 3-dimensional protagonist, using an example from The Devil Wears Prada (Anne Hathaway's Andrea Sacks).
    If you have a burning desire to create a project, and you want to stop waiting for permission from the industry to do what you love, learn how to get started at https://writeyourshort.com/

    or connect with me here: https://www.tiktok.com/@pickfordwestshortfilmlab/

    A Podcast Launch Bestie Production

    • 27 min
    So you wanna make a film, see?

    So you wanna make a film, see?

    Let's get some clarity today on WHY you want to make this film. This is essential to fuel you through the rough patches - because like it or not, obstacles are part of the process. And it helps you stay focused on what matters - the impact this story will have on your audience.
    I also get pretty vulnerable about my own "why" and what inspired me to write my latest short film PIGEON.
    I'll also introduce you to Mae West, the second inspiration for my company name: Pickford West Society. She was a bold, bawdy, sexually empowered woman who disrupted the status quo in the entertainment industry. She wrote, produced and starred in her own projects, was an advocate for gay rights, and stood confidently in her own worth.
    If you have a burning desire to create a project, and you want to stop waiting for permission from the industry to do what you love, learn how to get started at https://writeyourshort.com/

    or connect with me here: https://www.tiktok.com/@pickfordwestshortfilmlab/

    A Podcast Launch Bestie Production

    • 28 min
    Why every actress should write a short film

    Why every actress should write a short film

    Welcome to the inaugural episode of Film Broads, See? In this episode you'll learn why every actress should write a short film.
    You'll also learn about Mary Pickford, one of the most powerful and pioneering women in her era of the entertainment industry, who's legacy is still around today. She's also the first half of the inspiration for my company name: Pickford West Society.
    We can't talk about an actress making her own content without bringing up Phoebe Waller-Bridge and her journey from frustrated actress to wildly successful creator.
    If you have a burning desire to create a project, and you want to stop waiting for permission from the industry to do what you love, learn how to get started at https://writeyourshort.com/

    or connect with me here: https://www.tiktok.com/@pickfordwestshortfilmlab/

    A Podcast Launch Bestie Production

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

Linda Sidhu ,

Captivating Insights and Storytelling Advice

Emily Grace's new podcast, Film Broads, See? is an absolute gem!

I recently listened to the episode 'Is my idea good enough?' and loved her view on Barbie's Oscar snubs, providing fascinating insights into the movie's incredible success, gender disparity, and Ken's nomination over Barbie (highlighting the plot of the film and how women get overlooked.)

However, what sets this episode apart is Emily's unique perspective on creativity.

She challenges the conventional idea assessment, encouraging you to focus on character development instead.

Emily's insights on determination and character flaws are delivered with engaging charm. Her use of The Devil Wears Prada as a case study adds relatability to complex concepts.

This podcast is a must-listen for creators seeking fresh perspectives on storytelling.

Keep up the fantastic work, Emily!

Isabella Tugman ,

Love it!

Emily really knows her stuff when it comes to developing characters and screenplays. I can’t wait to listen to more!

Arnold Lau ,

Society and changes

This gives me a insightful filmmaking career as as Ana core and a human being . I have a film degree under my belt . Currently have scripts wanna produce my self and maybe direct aka existing once . This podcast gave me the next steps , for my career I have the films and experience from professors. Currently taking classes with misha Calvert who’s also a director Notes from a coach director producer and casting directors. I can make cool films . Joyful and light hearted. I’m an assistant and a helper. Have a relatable look and am your everyday individual and smiling friend :) i want to do film (with less lines). Commercial and commercial print. Person with special abilities. Regularly booking artist. I want to do advocacy worker for myself and others for funding. I am Mr know of all. I have feel the eternal light,, Emily gives step by step guide on how too produce the experiments of film among besides acting .. it gives true experience on apprenticeship , it gives me the opportunity too film for casting directors and producers . This reminds me of Barbie in when it’s directed and produces my an actor here Gerta Gertwig.

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