I’m on the gram (@Marpio) and Twitter (@SarahMarpio). My next step would be to shop some pilots around that I’ve written and submit to writing fellowships. I’m also considering signing up for some sketch writing classes at Groundlings just to get those creative juices flowing.
I collect bits of everything! My most recent is Disney enamel pins. I also love collecting books. I don’t think I could ever not have physical books around.
Just to keep trying. There’s a huge difficulty with trying to balance your 9-5 job with creative work. It’s something I still struggle with and continue to push on from. Don’t overwhelm yourself and take it one step at a time.
When I had someone come up to me after a screening of my work and tell me that they related to it. That’s all I ever want; is someone to relate with what I’m writing.
Being able to share my stories to a large audience.
In regards to writing, the most defining moment in my life was to have my writing mentor tell me, “You can do this.” It was the first time someone, especially from the industry, gave me that type of encouragement. I still carry it with me to this day.
Since I was young, I watched a lot of movies and always loved the feeling of when a movie ended, you walked away with that story and lived with it in from there. It became a part of you like you lived that adventure. I wanted to be a part of that in some aspect.… Read More @Marpio: Why did you decide to get into this industry?
Where can people find out more about you on social media? What is next for you in your career? More of the same passions: acting and writing! I made a pilot performing as a principal character for a series called “Street Smart.” It is about the opioid epidemic. A play I wrote was read with… Read More @joannapickering: Where can people find out more about you on social media? What is next for you in your career?
I used to collect Japanese art, but I loyally collect old classic books—rare or masterful works. I have always been an avid reader. I don’t have book shelves so there are stacks and piles of books like a maze around my house. I think the best writers are the best readers, so the stacks have… Read More @joannapickering: What do you collect, if anything?
Forge supportive female networks—go to panels, talks and events that are specifically championing female talent or diversity. This way you automatically have one mission in common. You are going to be surrounded by women and likeminded creators that wish to and are tackling inequality in our industry. They are going to unconditionally open doors, make… Read More @joannapickering: What advice do you have for other women in the industry?