40 episodes

Life With C**a features candid conversations with producers from all corners of the entertainment industry.

Along the way, your host and Emmy nominated producer Carolina Groppa, will demystify what exactly a producer is by giving listeners a glimpse into what it's like to walk in our shoes. The clean, curated version of people’s lives we hear about rarely tells the whole story so I’m here to talk about the messy parts, the hard stuff... the "c**a!"

Life With C**a Carolina Groppa

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0, 63 Ratings

Life With C**a features candid conversations with producers from all corners of the entertainment industry.

Along the way, your host and Emmy nominated producer Carolina Groppa, will demystify what exactly a producer is by giving listeners a glimpse into what it's like to walk in our shoes. The clean, curated version of people’s lives we hear about rarely tells the whole story so I’m here to talk about the messy parts, the hard stuff... the "c**a!"

    Jermaine Johnson - Manager and Producer at 3 Arts Entertainment

    Jermaine Johnson - Manager and Producer at 3 Arts Entertainment

    Jermaine Johnson is a manager and producer with an impressive client roster at the 3 Arts Entertainment.

    A fellow scorpio, he is and has always been unapologetically himself. I would know since we met during the early days of our LA journey.

    We discuss what it’s like for a manager to produce. What does it actually mean? Why are others quick to assume they aren't doing any work and just "globbing on"? What is it like to guide the career of writers and directors?

    Tune in!

    Beijos,
    C**a

    • 56 min
    Samantha Housman - Producer of 6 BALLOONS and WANDER DARKLY

    Samantha Housman - Producer of 6 BALLOONS and WANDER DARKLY

    Samantha Housman is producer at 51 Entertainment, a platform agnostic filmmaker-driven production company, founded by Lynette Howell Taylor.

    She produced WANDER DARKLY, written/directed by Tara Miele which premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.

    Under the 51 Entertainment banner, Sam is Executive Producing Apple’s CIA drama based on Amaryllis Fox’s memoir, starring Brie Larson.

    Tune in as we discuss my bangs, courage, vanity credits, and breakdown the post coordinator role.

    • 59 min
    Dan Seaver - Executive Director/Co-Founder of ManifestWorks

    Dan Seaver - Executive Director/Co-Founder of ManifestWorks

    Dan Seaver is the Executive Director and a co-founder of the non-profit ManifestWorks.

    After a career in journalism and government, Dan spent a decade as a youth advocate while volunteering with kids incarcerated in LA County. ManifestWorks is a response to that experience, a solution to the problem of system-impacted people blocked from their potential.

    I wanted to shine a light the program and how we can lift up people up by showing them that their dreams in Hollywood can become a reality.

    • 50 min
    Rishi Rajani - President at Hillman Grad Productions / EP on BOOMERANG and TWENTIES

    Rishi Rajani - President at Hillman Grad Productions / EP on BOOMERANG and TWENTIES

    Rishi Rajani is a voracious book reader and creator of protest art. He is President of Film/TV at Hillman Grad Productions, Lena Waithe’s production company.

    He was an Executive Producer on the shows BOOMERANG and TWENTIES, produced the Sundance award winning film THE 40 YEAR OLD VERSION.

    This week, we chat why creating protest art matters, how to level up, and our mutual optimism that the Black Lives Matter movement will bring drastic and tangible changes to our world.

    • 1 hr
    Mel Jones - Indie Film Producer behind DEAR WHITE PEOPLE and BURNING SANDS

    Mel Jones - Indie Film Producer behind DEAR WHITE PEOPLE and BURNING SANDS

    Mel Jones is a multitalented producer and director.

    A Howard University graduate, AFI Producing Alum, she assisted veteran producer Stephanie Allain for 8 years.

    She also produced BURNING SANDS and the Netflix original film, JUANITA.

    During our hour together, she shares her journey on growing from an assistant to a producer, dives deep into how she became an Associate Producer on Justin Simien’s Sundance hit, DEAR WHITE PEOPLE, and divulges her secret to being a freaking ray of sunshine.

    • 55 min
    Bronwyn Cornelius - Producer of CLEMENCY, 2019 Sundance Grand Jury Prize Winner

    Bronwyn Cornelius - Producer of CLEMENCY, 2019 Sundance Grand Jury Prize Winner

    Bronwyn Cornelius is a Sundance and SXSW Grand Jury Award-winning producer. She is also a fellow list maker and paper store enthusiast.

    A champion of diverse storytellers, she is currently developing Kenyan political thriller The Czar and a dramedy series Mad About Men written by Kit Steinkellne, among others.

    During our hour together, she shines a light on following your intuition, how life changes after winning Sundance, and how to keep going when things get difficult.

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 Ratings

Naysawn ,

Great podcast!

This podcast is a gem! Caro and her guests cover all the highs and lows of producing in a light and friendly manner.

Highly recommend it!

Lawstudentstudyingforthebar ,

Two thumbs up!

Excellent show. Good listen.

La Femme Carolina ,

Thanks for keep’n it real!

Host Carolina does us producers a fine delivery of what honest, hard work looks like from the producer perspective and also a fierce woman in the industry. Love the inspiring, talented guests she has on the show- definitely one needs to tune into to keep your spirits high when crazy life of production beats down on you. Gracias!! Xx

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