Lee is a Career Coach and Consultant for Screenwriters. She is also an accomplished author with 2 books under her belt. She coaches writers through entering the Hollywood machine and climbing the ladder, and mentors established writers as they identify and then reach their next goal post. She got into this field because her clients made her. They demanded and she supplied. Talk about finding your true purpose.
She has such delicious perspective on this industry. If you don’t fill your personal well of joy and life, you will have nothing to draw upon to create your art. Being the tortured artist is actually optional, and really not necessary.
You can have it all, “even while female,” and you should not start eliminating things because you think you have to in order to make it. In her words, that’s bullsh**.
You must have community, you must believe in yourself, and you must do the work.
And how unfair is it that her father, an accomplished Producer, refused to engage in nepotism?!