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.

A note from Erica regarding #TimesUp and #MeToo movements:

"In the podcast I mention that I have worked with mostly male producers. I have worked with a handful of female producers in different capacity's but never directly as their assistant.  And although more and more women are working & and taking on leadership roles in film and television, work still needs to be done on closing the gap between men and women in our industry and in the workforce period.  In the podcast when I express that I am lucky, I mean that I am lucky to have never really experience harassment in the work place. But many women in my life have and continue to experience it.  Not just from their male superiors but from their male counterparts as well.  I am not trying to make light of harassment because it is a problem, and I believe the #MeToo movement is necessary, and is exactly what is needed to force dialogue and enact change."