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.
"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.
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.
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.
Kalena chats with the multi-talented IATSE Grip Greg Waddle about what a Grip does, diversity in the film industry, and his viewpoints on the future of diversity in the film and television industry in Georgia.
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.
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.
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.
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.