#FemaleFilmmakerFriday – Creating a Transmedia Series, Part II

(don’t miss PART ONE of this two part series) I suggest mapping out your major story first and then seeing where different media elements can help blow out the world. At its core, this is world building, so what elements would your characters have in their world? What adds flavor and interest to these people? […]

#FemaleFilmmakerFriday – Creating a Transmedia Series, Part I

Transmedia — stories that traverse different mediums of storytelling — took off a few years ago. I think the initial spark has definitely faded but it’s something I am glad I tried and I really enjoy talking about so I wanted to go over when to create a transmedia series, how, why, and when & […]

#FemaleFilmmakerFriday – Starting vs Going

I’ve been thinking about what is harder for me — getting started or being able to keep going. I think it’s the latter, but with caveats. I always take forever to start a new project. It’s so daunting to stare at a blank page. There are too many different ways I can plan or prepare […]

#FemaleFilmmakerFriday – Why are there so few women in filmmaking?

First, some statistics, sources linked. Women producers & executive producers made up 26% and 21% of filmmakers this last year. That is too low. On the top 100 grossing films of 2019, women represented: 12% of directors 20% of writers 2% of cinematographers 26% of producers 19% of executive producers 23% of editors (Center for […]

#FemaleFilmmakerFriday – Is Film Fair?

Well this is an easy blog post! Is the film industry fair? No! *dusts hands, closes book* Oh. Okay. No, of course it’s not fair. Nothing is fair. People get hand outs in this industry just like in every other industry. Men are trusted with blockbusters, women aren’t. Women direct one bad film and never […]

#FemaleFilmmakerFriday – How to Give Notes

I’m going to admit something: I am struggling with the beginning of this blog post and with its focus. Giving notes is something that absolutely gets colored by your gender and it absolutely shouldn’t be. My temptation is to say: talk how you talk, say what you need, get the cuts you want, but that’s […]

#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 […]

Table Read – Airdrop

This post is locked to Patrons and includes a first read of my new short, “Airdrop”. It is a horror film and I’ve included the draft of the script below so you can follow along! airdrop Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new […]

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#FemaleFilmmakerFriday – Productivity for Artists

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’s topic is actually a question FROM a patron, so thank you George, for asking how I get […]

#FemaleFilmmakerFriday – Auditioning tips, tricks, and “solutions”

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 want to chat about auditioning. This is going to focus more on how to wrangle nerves […]