If you struggle with defining what success means to you, and you are often so consumed by your work and running on the empty hamster wheel chasing success that you find yourself burned out, this candid conversation is a must-listen.
At the epicenter of the conversation last August during the most contentious portion of the IATSE contract negotiation was perhaps the IA Stories Instagram account where IATSE members discovered they weren’t alone in enduring the horrors of working in Hollywood: Burnout, abusive working conditions, and sacrificing everything – including even their lives – to simply keep their jobs in the entertainment industry was apparently everyone’s story.
When Optimizer students Nick Towle and Fabian Corrado originally came to me, neither one of them knew each other. But they both knew they were tired of the jobs they had, they felt stuck after trying for years to make a seemingly impossible career change, and they were ready to do anything to get on the right path.
Two members of the costume department discuss the realities of working in Hollywood production, how they’ve been exploited, and most importantly what steps we can take to affect positive change in the entertainment industry.
Learn what it really takes to get the attention of the biggest writers & producers in Hollywood so you can work on projects you love while also being treated with respect.