As a hobby? Hmm. That’s a hard question. I’m not much of a collector, but I remember when I was in high school I use to collect magazine pictures and articles of Actresses, and Directors. People that I idealized and looked up to. It would help me stay motivated and cherish those memories. I was… Read More @de227: What, if anything, do you collect?
My advice for other women in the industry is to stay strong and support each other. The Film world is a touch business, and it is very important that we all support each other, and generate a tribe. Networking is also important. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and meet new people, because that’s how… Read More @de227: What advice do you have for other women in the industry?
A successful moment in my career so far has been “The Haunted Mind Of An Insomniac.” That was a great experience.
My biggest concern for the future is for our youth. I’m 35 years old, I remember being a struggling artist in my mid 20’s, living in New York during Occupy Wall Street. So many of my friends were out of work. I look back at myself and realized that I was able to make through… Read More @de227: What is your biggest concern with the future?
Great question. Well, if you consider the Black Lives Matter movement a defining moment, it made me realize that as a Black Film Producer, Director and Writer, I want to do more and produce more films that promote diversity as well Black businesses that are within the Film medium. Aside from Film Producing, I’m a… Read More @de227: What’s a defining moment in your life?
I decided to work in the industry because my passion for filmmaking grew over the years. I originally started as an Animator. I graduated from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA. It was not until my Senior year when I registered for a film studies class and that the Professor believed in… Read More @de227: Why did you decide to get into this industry?
I just recently got a manager and agent, as well as finished a few new scripts! So my immediate goal is focusing on getting staffed and creating a community of aspiring tv writers in helping them transition into working in this industry. http://www.dreuxdougall.com Facebook – Dreux Dougall / YouTube channel – @DreuxD IG: @DreuxD Twitter:… Read More @DreuxD: What are you working on next? In addition, if people want to find out more about you, where can they find you on social media?
Candles! They give me so much zen. Especially candles that have different sayings/words on them — Balance, Prosperity, Love etc. I burn them and they help keep me grounded when everything around me gets crazy.
The first thing is that we all have so many different stories to share, so we need to hear everyone’s voice. Second, when you’re struggling to find your voice or find balance in this chaotic industry, don’t hesitate to find a community. It’s so simple, but sometimes just having people to bounce ideas off of… Read More @DreuxD: What advice do you have for other women in the industry?
I think my instinct is to say getting my first job in scripted television or getting repped by an agent, but honestly, the most successful moment so far is probably when I wrote and produced my short film, ‘In Pursuit’. It was was the first script I ever wrote and produced from start to finish.… Read More @DreuxD: What is a successful moment in your career so far?