[Podcast] Ep30: ‘Empire’ Editor Joe Leonard

In this episode I have a conversation with editor Joe Leonard who is the lead editor on the show Empire on FOX. He is also a member of my latest challenge group (as well as my edit suite neighbor on Empire), and we discuss what it means to start a challenge group, the health obstacles he faces every day as a high level episodic editor, and how we adapt to become healthier without giving up time with our families.

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This episode was executive produced by Kanen FlowersWe are a member of the THAT STUDIO podcast network.

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Zack Arnold (ACE) is an award-winning Hollywood film editor (Cobra Kai, Empire, Burn Notice, Unsolved, Glee), a documentary director, father of 2, and the creator of the Optimize Yourself program. He helps ambitious creative professionals and entrepreneurs DO better and BE better. “Doing” better means learning how to more effectively manage your time, your energy, and your creativity so you can produce higher quality work in less time (and ultimately become a productivity ninja). “Being” better means doing all of the above while still prioritizing the most important people, things, and passions in your life…all without sacrificing your health (or sanity) in the process. Click to download Zack’s “Ultimate Guide to Optimizing Your Creativity (And Avoiding Burnout).”