PATRON ONLY EXCLUSIVE #FemaleFilmmakerFriday – Stay in your lane!

As an artist, I really, really hate the “stay in your own lane” mantra that’s been floating around. I didn’t become an actor (or a writer) to exclusively perform in my wheelhouse. The argument for it is that there are fewer opportunities for <insert minority here> and I understand that. I respect that we want […]

To access this post, you must purchase Beta Tester Tier, Writer’s Workshop Tier, Producer Tier or Unicorn Tier.

#FemaleFilmmakerFriday – Being TOUGH.

Thank you so much to my supporters at patreon.com/katehackettwho help make posts like these possible. If you’d like to join me on Patreon, I’d love to have you: you get BTS, posts about the industry, and way more. If you have questions you want to see answered, please consider tossing in a few bucks to […]

#FemaleFilmmakerFriday – What’s Fi-Core?

Rounding out my union series… Let’s talk fi-core. Financial Core allows employees to work in a union environment without becoming full members. It is a federal law and SAG has to play ball with it. Actors go Fi-Core for a lot of reasons, but the bottom line becomes: they can legally work non-union jobs. They […]

#FemaleFilmmakerFriday – Union vs Non Union: why?

This is a big question for indie productions — not just howto go union (which I covered here) but also should wego union. My answer is yes. Always. For a few reasons: Your talent is stronger You’re protecting your cast by agreeing to adhere to union rules Your production is professional For short project agreements […]

#FemaleFilmmakerFriday Navigating Your Indie Project Through SAG-AFTRA

How do you get through SAG red tape? – Ben Roethig Thank you so much to my supporters at patreon.com/katehackettwho help make posts like these possible. If you’d like to join me on Patreon, I’d love to have you: you get BTS, weekly posts about the industry, and way more. If you have questions you […]

#FemaleFilmmakerFriday – Moving to Los Angeles?

If a person isn’t in LA but wants to get into the film industry, how necessary is LA?— Meg Thank you so much to my supporters at patreon.com/katehackettwho help make videos like these possible. If you’d like to join me on patreon, I’d love to have you: you get BTS, weekly posts about the industry, […]

#FemaleFilmmakerFriday – Filming Stress!

What’s the best way you have found to handle the stress that pops up while filming? – Jairo Thank you so much to my supporters at patreon.com/katehackettwho help make videos like these possible. If you’d like to join me on patreon, I’d love to have you: you get BTS, weekly posts about the industry, and […]

#FemaleFilmmakerFriday – Would I get Naked for a role?!

Today we’re talking about something that’s incredibly personal to actors — your comfort zone — and I answer the age ol’ question: would I get naked for a part. How much do you push, where do you go? And I want to say up front that my answer might not be another artist’s answer…

#FemaleFilmmakerFriday – Is Facebook Killing Comedy?

Welcome to #FemaleFilmmakerFriday! Today I’m going to talk about how Facebook is killing comedy — this is a big topic and one I may branch into other posts because it does get pretty unwieldy.  First, check out this link —   splitsider.com/2018/02/how-facebook-is-killing-comedy/ The crux of this argument is basically that Facebook has squeezed out other website […]

#FemaleFilmmakerFriday – BUDGETS!

Alright! Budgets! How does THIS work when we’re talking about filmmaking? I like to put everything into an enormous, flexible spreadsheet doc. I think it’s really valuable for you guys to be able to actually see what it looks like, so this is a blank version of what I use: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KHFmOiQlQ46lqyyUNy5poNtE84VYJTR-dvRZNHyPa88/edit?usp=sharing It’s a lot, right? […]