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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

'Embrace the Bitch': 5 Filmmaking Tips from 'Walking Dead' Producer Gale Anne Hurd

Tremors, Terminator, T2, and Aliens. What do all of these films have in common other than the fact that they're amazing and probably your favorite? They were all produced by Gale Anne Hurd.

Hurd has brought so many great projects to life in her 35-year career, including one of the most watched TV shows out right now, The Walking Dead. At her SXSW keynote, she shared a bunch of useful insights into not only the world of producing, but also what it's like being a woman in the industry.

We've shared several takeaways from her keynote below:

Pay your dues

Like with many creative jobs, putting in work and paying your dues is expected if you want to get anywhere. Sometimes that means that you work as an assistant running errands, sometimes that means you're not getting paid for some of the work you do. But Hurd says keep at it. Work hard. Do favors. Do what you love and what you're passionate about.

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