December 2019 Update!

This post is locked to Patrons only. If you would like to become part of the team and see this and other posts immediately, please consider joining at katehackett.com/patronage. Welcome to 2020! After the usual flurry of activity in early December — sending holiday cards, visiting my representatives to deliver gifts, etc. etc. etc — […]

What is Joining Patronage Like? | Your Questions, Bonus Day!

Appreciate your transparency and vulnerability (in this post). Would love to know the terms & onboarding of your own “patron system”. Sure thing! First, the link to the Patronage page so you can kind of follow along: https://katehackett.com/patronage/ I have two videos that offer a little guided tour and explain exactly what it is and […]

What Else Would You Be? | Your Questions, Day 30 of 30

First, thank you so much for coming along with me on these 30 days of Questions! I had a blast answering all of these and I’m sure I’ll do it again — but for now, your final question. We’ll get back to a more regular posting schedule with #FemaleFilmmakerFriday posts after the break. See you […]

When is it Over? | Your Questions, Day 29 of 30

How do you know when a story’s finished, when to walk away? You mentioned many times that Classic Alice was ‘done’ and I was just wondering … how do you know? I think this is one of the trickiest things a TV writer has to learn. TV rewards (still, somehow, despite it being a radically […]

What Happens when You Lose Patrons? | Your Questions, Day 28 of 30

I assume your patreon and Patronage supporters wax and wane. I know what happens (from your whole Patronage page) when we join. What happens when someone leaves? To me? or to you? To the person leaving, I send a quick email thanking him or her for the support and I ask if there’s anything I […]

What Would You Like to Play? | Your Questions, Day 27 of 30

What would be your favorite role to play? What kinds of roles do you really enjoy? This changes! I don’t like playing just one thing, so I bounce around — sometimes I love playing in comedy worlds, other times I want to work on dramas. Things that come easy (that ‘girl next door’ or quirky […]

What are Finances like for an Actor? | Your Questions, Day 26 of 30

You’ve mentioned your day job. Do all actors have those? What do your finances look like generally? I’m not going to paint a picture of ALL of my finances for you, but generally speaking: I do have a day job! I tutor (pretty much any subject, but the ACT/SAT tests are big ones). I try […]

What are your New Year's Resolutions? | Your Questions, Day 25 of 30

Oh, here we go. New Year’s Resolutions are stupid. I never do them. “This is your year!” is such bullshit. But I do reflect and try to make changes every month, so technically I guess these are “new things for 2020” in addition to just being… new things for January. So here are the things […]

What are You Looking Forward to? | Your Questions, Day 24 of 30

It’s almost the start of a new year! What’s on your plate for 2020 and what are you excited about? I think I’m most excited to finally get The Long Dig OUT THERE. It’ll be coming in mid Jan 2020 or so; we’re launching with Shark Party Media and letting them run our PR campaign […]

What was Your First Performance? | Your Questions, Day 23 of 30

Do you remember your very first performance? When was it? Yes. I was …two? three? And my grandparents had a stairway with a small landing that looked onto their living room. I called it my ‘little stage’ and treated — TREATED — my family to countless renditions of The Itsy Bitsy Spider, whatever that one […]