In today’s episode, No Film School’s Charles Haine, GG Hawkins, and Jason Hellerman discuss:

  • Ladders - avoid getting on the wrong one 

  • Not wanting to be put into a box

  • How having a gap in your resume is not a bad thing 

  • The best ladder to jump on if you don’t know which ladder to climb

  • Building our identity on our craft 

  • How you should market yourself if you are a “multi-hyphenate” professional

  • Why you should consider having multiple websites

Plus, we share a short conversation with Eva Longoria, who is a great example of someone who has climbed different ladders in the industry.

Longoria is not only a talented actor, but she is also a producer and director. She offers words of advice for new filmmakers and she describes what it was like to direct her recent film, Flamin' Hot. The film is based on the inspiring true story of Richard Montañez, the Frito Lay janitor who channeled his Mexican American heritage and upbringing to turn the iconic Flamin’ Hot Cheetos into a snack that disrupted the food industry and became a global pop culture phenomenon.

The film will be available for streaming on June 9, 2023. 

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This episode of The No Film School Podcast was produced by GG Hawkins.