Isabella Mastrodicasa

Isabella Mastrodicasa

Film and TV Coordinator


Heroes and Villains Entertainment

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
I was born in a 7000 inhabitants town in the middle of nothing in Italy, with no film background
My family pushed me to become a lawyer and did not support my creative side
I did not speak English
I earned a bachelor and master degree in law and learned English, I kept on being patient while I figured out a plan to achieve my goals
I told my family I was going to move to LA and pursue my career in film regardless from their support
I enrolled at UCLA and earned a film background
I found my first job at a top agency through hard work and overcoming all the challenges
I got a second job where I was promoted from assistant to Film and TV coordinator
Keep following my journey

Education

High School
Liceo Classico Mariano Buratti
Bachelor
law
Bocconi School of Law
Graduate
International Law and Legal Studies
Bocconi School of Law
Certification/License
Business and Managment of Entertainment
University of California, Los Angeles
Certification/License
Comparative Private Law
University of Strasbourg
Certification/License
Summer School
Harvard University

Career

Film and TV Coordinator

I work in literary management and production. I develope for film and tv, I handle the careers of writers & directors

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Business
Art
Accomplishing Goals

Day to Day

I take meetings and investe in networking. I read trades, make calls and find opportunities for our clients. I read scripts and give development notes, I follow up on clients meetings, and coordinate the film and tv intel for the entire company.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Problem solving abilities, thinking outside the box, empathizing and connecting with people, having a business and legal prospective on deals.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Go work at an agency, it’s like going to military school. It will challenge you, give you the thick skin you need, connections to build your network, clarity on what you want to do in this business, and abilities you will never develop anywhere else at the same speed.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

undergrad
Bachelor
law
graduate
Graduate
International Law and Legal Studies
certification
Certification/License
Business and Managment of Entertainment
certification
Certification/License
Comparative Private Law
certification
Certification/License
Summer School

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"I had language and cultural barriers that I had to overcome. Some people made me feel bad about it, but most supported me and empathized with it, guiding me on how to be better."

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation Immigrant