Breaking the Industry
Hosted by Stuart Laws
Available on iTunes
As a young film lover, one of my favorite things to do is learn about the industry. I love to hear about all the different positions within the world of filmmaking and all the different roles people play throughout the process. It gives a little bit of comfort to think that there are so many different jobs available throughout the film process, but then I remember that everyone in the entire world wants to work in film... So, ultimately there is no hope unless your dad is Steven Spielberg or something.
Anyways, a new podcast I have been devouring is all about the different roles and parts people play in the creation of films. It's an interesting podcast because its guests aren't the Hollywood elite or studio presidents. They are just average people who love the industry and have found success doing what they love. What I love most about Breaking the Industry's guests are their unconventional positions within in film and TV. The premise of the podcast is to look at the different roles and jobs that make up the film and television industry, and a lot of the guests work in roles that aren't well known.
My personal favorite guest was Charlie Perkins who works as a development producer for TV. It's interesting to hear about how he got into this position and how his role is vital in ensuring a program's success. I also loved hearing Richard Rycroft's story about how he got into acting. As I've mentioned before, I love listening to actors talk about acting, and Rycroft's story is so interesting because he got into the profession later in his life. He talked about being an older person finding a place in the acting world, which is predominately made up of 20-somethings.
I would highly recommend checking out this podcast if you are interested in working in the film and television industry. It's an interesting listen, and the guests are unique and offer some pretty sound advice. And, of course, I love it because it's centered around British film and television, which we all know is my mantra.
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