Producer/actor Malin Akerman has had a wide-ranging career, having worked with everyone from the Farrelly Brothers to Zack Snyder on large-scale projects as well as smaller indies. Recently she made the leap into producing her own films. Malin talks about what she looks for in a screenplay, and how finding that “third door” helps you break into the industry. She also explains the trials, challenges, and survival mode of making in Hollywood. Her new film Chick Fight is out now.

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This episode of The No Film School Podcast was produced by George Edelman and Jeffrey Reeser.