We’re back for round four of LAdyboss interviews. This week I sat down with Kat Hazelton… after I accidentally introduced myself to someone else thinking she was Kat but she wasn’t. Life, am I right? We met in Silverlake for a morning coffee to chat about her work and experiences in the entertainment industry. Kat has loved film, theatre, and the entertainment industry since she was cast as SIMBA in her kindergarten play. She is currently a many-hat-wearing professional: writ
Ladybosses, are you ready for this interview? This week I sat down with Caitlin Schneiderhan, a showrunner’s assistant and writer. If you’ve ever wondered what a showrunner is or how one begins a trajectory to end up as their assistant and then ideally as a showrunner, we’ve got it here for you! Intuitive, spot on, organized and prepared were just a few of the qualities I immediately sensed when sitting down with Caitlin Schneiderhan. Caitlin Schneiderhan is from Silver Sprin
It’s 3:30 on a Monday when I meet with Alexis Allen (Winter - if you’re looking to check out her endlessly amazing IMDB profile), a Casting Director extraordinaire. She is rocking a partial tattooed sleeve on her right arm *peep below* and an adorable baby bump, the combination is triumphant and telling. Within just a few minutes of talking, it’s clear… Alexis knows casting in a way that’s completely comprehensive but never pandering. She’s passionate about her work, the futu
I sat down at a low-key coffee shop in Venice to meet with Jen Sall. Who is Jen Sall? Jen Sall is a producer who is SKILLED at developing & producing for web and film. Her narrative projects have been screened theatrically and can be seen on Amazon, Netflix and Hulu. She’s also made her way onto the festival circuits. One of her recently released project? Calvin Klein - Raf Simmons starring The xx - I Dare You short film starring Stranger Things’ Millie Bobbie Brown, Moonlig
Happy #FeatureFriday #ladybosses! Alicia is originally from the east coast and has been in Chicago about 6 years. She came here (from North Carolina) to find a more creatively thriving community. Alicia tries to create feminist performance spaces where people can be entertained but also asked to question conventional wisdom around women, sex and gender. She is committed to raising awareness of feminism and women’s issues through humor, candid observation and being really smar
Happy #FeatureFriday #ladybosses! Anna graduated from Truman State University with a degree in Studio Art and a minor in Art History. And while she's originally from St. Louis, she's lived in #Chicago for over a year and considers it home. Anna's art of choice is abstract acrylic paintings and they are AMAZING. It was so fascinating to talk with Anna because she captured exactly what it's like to be an artist. When I asked her what inspired her become a painter, she shared, "
Happy #FeatureFriday ladybosses! #LocalLadyboss to be featured today is Casey Hartnett, the creator of the web series Unplugged. Casey is a #Chicago native currently living in #NewYork
Unplugged is a new comedy series that is all about women! The series will touch on everything from periods, to sexual education in schools, gender expectations, sexual harassment on college campuses, and women in the workplace.
The people in charge of this series are all women. The produce
Happy #FeatureFriday #ladybosses! Our #LocalLadyboss being featured today is Ellegra Davis, nail artist and co-owner of Jewels A Nail Box, an artistic nail design salon! #ladybosses - get ready for your new obsession. Ellegra is INSANELY talented. Ellegra told us her love for nails started when she was a kid and she remembers mixing nail polishes to create custom colors. Her nail art obsession stepped up in high school when she was in boarding school. Ellegra and her roommate
Happy #FeatureFriday #ladybosses! Katie is a 25-year-old transgender woman who has been transitioning from male to female for almost a year now (10 months). She is a self-proclaimed "tremendous geek", who loves to talk all things gaming, movies, and pop culture. Katie used to write professionally about video games and is currently attending college at Columbia College Chicago , and streams video games on twitch.tv a couple days a week. Katie has always been passionate about e
Happy #FeatureFriday #ladybosses! #localladyboss featured today is Sommer Austin, co-founder and owner of Green Shirt Studio! Sommer is a certified instructor of the Meisner Approach to Acting and has made her mark in the improv/comedy, theatre and production worlds. Austin received her Bachelor’s in Theatre Arts from the University of Iowa and has a Master’s of Fine Arts degree in Acting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Austin has worked with theatre luminaries incl