Episode #159 // Bringing Awareness to Gender and Race with Yolanda T. Cochran

"The further you get from the art, the bigger the trouble you get into."
- Yolanda T. Cochran

Writer and Principal in the production industry, Yolanda T. Cochran, joins us to talk about succeeding as a creative in the film production industry, creating change when it comes to a diversity of gender and race in the production and entertainment industry, and how we can approach difficult conversations when it comes to diversity and inclusion in our own lives.

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Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Yolanda’s background in movie production
  • Why films fail and why films succeed
  • The challenges for women in film and the entertainment industry
  • Dealing with sexism and racism in the film industry
  • What can we do to start breaking that glass ceiling?
  • Checking your own privilege
  • What can we do to start creating change without getting overwhelmed

Stay close to the art

YOLANDA SAID:

I'm a big believer in marking the milestones. Click To Tweet Unfortunately, the art is not always what's driving the machine. Click To Tweet The further you get from the art, the bigger the trouble you get into. Click To Tweet The things that have become a breakout success have been because the artist behind it stayed true. Click To Tweet

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TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Yolanda's background in movie production
  • Why films fail and why films succeed
  • The challenges for women in film and the entertainment industry
  • Dealing with sexism and racism in the film industry
  • What can we do to start breaking that glass ceiling?
  • Checking your own privilege
  • What can we do to start creating change without getting overwhelmed

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