Jennie is a Producer. She has produced and co-produced some of the industry’s most memorable franchises: Free Willy, Lethal Weapon and HBO’s Tales from the Crypt. As she continues to develop and produce today, she is also sharing her experience by teaching film production at UCLA Extension and Columbia College Hollywood, and in 2016, she joined the faculty of AFI as a producing mentor.
This episode jumps right into class and she talks about what makes a creative producer and what is the process of developing a film - it takes longer than you think, and sometimes the actor with a script in his back pocket turns out to be an amazing gift.
We eventually circled back to her history and how she came up through the ranks, all the way to a studio deal. Spoiler, she took a detour through a saloon.
And this: it’s not just who you know, it’s who you know and what they think of you.