Screeners? | Your Questions, Day 8 of 30

What are screeners? What is “screener season”? Screeners are copies of the movies studios want us to vote on over awards season. Industry folk get them via their unions, generally, so I get mine from SAG. We usually get them around this time of year — so we can watch them all over the big […]

What Breaks Your Heart About the Industry | Your Questions, Day 7 of 30

What breaks your heart about the industry? I hate how random it can feel. I have been lucky enough to surround myself with men and women who are so talented, work so hard, and still struggle so damn much. There is no reason they aren’t on a show or in a movie or showrunning or […]

Why are you in class? | Your Questions, Day 6 of 30

You know what you’re doing — you’re a strong actor. Why are you still in class? Why do actors take class forever? Not every actor does stay in class all the time but a lot do — self included. With breaks, of course, and with some general hopping around. When I first moved to LA, […]

TV shows I'd love to be in | Your Questions, Day 5 of 30

First, some Patrons-only info: You guys are all invited December Party from 5-5:30 (PT) on December 15! Make sure you’ve joined the Discord and RSVP! Next, your daily question! What TV shows would you like to be in? The Game of Thrones prequels It’s not out yet but I have a feeling… Witcher… It just […]

#FemaleFilmmakerFriday – How to Self Tape

Hello! Welcome back to another Female Filmmaker Friday where we talk about The Industry. My name is Kate Hackett and I’m an actor/writer/producer here in LA. If you are new, please subscribe & consider becoming a patron! Today I’m going to guide my actor buddies through …a self tape! How to set it up, what […]

What Do You Listen To? | Your Questions, Day 4 of 30

Do you prefer silence or sounds when you write? Music? Does it change based on genre? Lately I have been writing in silence, though when I wrote Classic Alice I had music constantly playing. I’m not sure if it helps or not anymore! I USED to always want something on the background; I don’t know […]

Would You Do a Self Tape Challenge? | Your Questions, Day 3 of 30

Would you ever do a self tape challenge, where you put yourself on tape every day for 30 days? YES. This is definitely in the pipes for 2020; I think it’s a great way to stay fresh. It’s also a LOT of work, so I think I’ll lock those up for my Patrons at Welcome […]

The Thread in My Writing | Your Questions, Day 2 of 30

What is the thread that connects all of your writing? What makes it uniquely you? Do you think others pick up on it? I think my biggest strengths are natural dialogue, so I think that connects everything I’ve done so far pretty tightly. I also have a strong voice when I paint the scene. But […]

What do you like to act in? to read? to write? | Your Questions, Day 1 of 30

Over the last year of running this blog, I have been lucky enough to field questions from my readers (hi, thank you, gross) and I really love doing it. I know I tend to be more comfortable answering things one on one but I also know that I get repeat questions and sometimes it’s just […]

November Update + December Party!

This post is locked to Patrons only. If you want to join us for our December live chat, which is open to ALL patrons of ANY tier, please visit FIRST. This is important: Please fill this out ASAP so I can find the least bad time for the most people. We’ll do a […]