118: Erica Young, Producer's Assistant

118: Erica Young, Producer's Assistant

Meet Producer’s Assistant Erica Young! Ms. Young has made a dynamic and impactful career with credits such as the FOX Network series STAR, and the films Dirty Grandpa, and Avengers: Infinity War. She and Kalena talked about her career aspirations, as well as her thoughts on #MeToo and #TimesUp, two movements that have directly impacted many women working in the film and TV industry.

117: Linda Burns, Producer and Organizer of the Atlanta Film Festival

117: Linda Burns, Producer and Organizer of the Atlanta Film Festival

"I’ve worked with butterflies, penguins, dogs, maggots...pro-athletes, strippers, crack addicts...I’ve shot, stabbed and set people on fire...raced a NASCAR car down Peachtree Street, faked a hurricane evacuation in Miami...and taught Himalayan monks and grade-school kids how to make movies. I do film and I love it." - Linda Burns.

116: Jen Farris, Location Scout

116: Jen Farris, Location Scout

Atlanta native Jen Farris, Location Scout, gives us insight into what it means to scout locations for a living. She also talks about translating and materializing the vision of the screenwriter. Some of her latest credits include HBO's The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, BET's Being Mary Jane, and ATLANTA, currently airing on FX.

115: Qualen Bradley & Joel Ray Ishman - Stand-Ins

115: Qualen Bradley & Joel Ray Ishman - Stand-Ins

Working Stand-Ins Joel Ray Ishman and Qualen Bradley stop by to discuss their experiences working on ‘Atlanta’ for FX and Marvel Studios' ‘Black Panther’, learning and navigating the set, building relationships and using your gifts to excel in your field. We also get a glimpse into the technical side of being a stand-in.

114: Curtis Bonds Baker, Unit Stills Photographer (Local 600)

114: Curtis Bonds Baker, Unit Stills Photographer (Local 600)

Kalena learns about the world of unit stills photographer with Curtis Bonds Baker, who has been busy on titles like the Amazon Prime series Lore, The Vault starring James Franco, and Scream: The TV Series...to name a few.

112: Ryan Taylor, Location Manager - Teamsters Local 728

112: Ryan Taylor, Location Manager - Teamsters Local 728

Kalena sat with Location Manager Ryan Taylor (Stan Against Evil: Season 2, Den of Thieves, Pitch Perfect 3) to talk about how he got his start in the business. Being in charge of every film location is pretty tough, but Ryan reveals how he came to love this often thankless position.  

111: Danny Gorbachov, Props Assistant - IATSE 479

111: Danny Gorbachov, Props Assistant - IATSE 479

Kalena chats with Props Assistant Danny Gorbachov. Danny is most proud of his work when it goes unnoticed. As Props Assistant, his job is to make sure the objects in a movie look so natural, you look at the action, and not the props. His most recent work can be seen on season 2 of STAR and season 8 of The Walking Dead.

110: Jessica Young, Assistant Production Office Coordinator

110: Jessica Young, Assistant Production Office Coordinator

On the Stage of STAR Season 2, currently airing on FOX, Kalena talked with APOC (Assistant Production Office Coordinator) Jessica Young about the hustle and bustle of the Production Office. 

108: Bradley Field, 2nd Assistant Accountant

108: Bradley Field, 2nd Assistant Accountant

Bradley Field is relatively new to the film industry, coming to it after twelve years in the Army. However, his military training has served him well, allowing him to move from Security to Accounting in only a short time. He talks to Kalena about the similarities and difference of movies v. military.

107: Matthew Jackson, Camera Second Assistant

107: Matthew Jackson, Camera Second Assistant

Matthew Kelly Jackson talks about how the film industry is like a big family. And as with any family, it can be both good and bad. He and Kalena also talk about the ways the industry has changed in Atlanta in the past decade. And he reveals the secrets to the many rolls of colored tape the Second Assistant always carries around.

105: JOHN BONACCORSE, 2nd ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (DGA)

105: JOHN BONACCORSE, 2nd ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (DGA)

Kalena discusses the intricacies of being an Assistant Director with John Bonaccorse, who has been busy on titles like Stan Against Evil: Season 2, Stranger Things: Season 2 and, Valor for CW all premiering Fall 2017.

104: Marcia McIntyre, Travel Coordinator

104: Marcia McIntyre, Travel Coordinator

Kalena Boller talks to Travel Coordinator Marcia McIntyre to discuss her pilgrimage to Y’allywood via Brooklyn, the expectations of her unique position, and what makes Atlanta such an industry exception.

103: April Janow, production accountant

103: April Janow, production accountant

Kalena dives into all those dollar signs associated with the world of movie making with April Janow, a production accountant whose role goes far beyond crunching numbers.