I am an award-winning film producer known for "Real Women Have Curves" and "Dear White People."
Communicating / Sharing Stories
Day to Day
Every day, I pray, I meditate and go to the gym. I try to take care of any non-work related tasks early in the morning to get them out of the way. I then go to any meetings. I spend the majority of my time working on the different aspects of any projects I have going on like...casting a movie, trying to secure any future projects, etc. I also sit on the Academy's museum committee where I am helping them with aspects dealing with inclusion and diversity. My days are usually very busy!
Skills & Qualities Beyond School
Making lists and staying on top of things is really important. Be passionate, vulnerable, and open, but know when to turn that on and off. When you are the one in charge, you have to be able to command authority and get stuff done. Everyone needs to be an active listener because that is when you have true communication and people can begin to relate to one another.
Advice for Getting Started
Here's the first step for everyone
The importance of community in this industry is HUGE! Find your community and the people that can help you succeed, wherever that might be. Take some business classes. This isn't called show charity, it's called show business. Learning about the details of business will give you an advantage in the different areas of this industry.