Director Maggie Kiley (Scream Queens, Dial A Prayer, Some Boys Don’t Leave) bulked up her resume with short films and indie movies that starred acclaimed actors Jesse Eisenberg, William H. Macy, and Allison Janney. But even that wasn’t enough to land a directing job on a network television show. Find out how having humility and moving her career backwards led to an opportunity with Ryan Murphy, how she maintained a work-life balance as a young mother, and how she uses her “why” to stay positive throughout times of doubt.
TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODE:
You don’t need to know all the answers. You just have to be willing to figure it out.
Don’t be afraid to pick up a book.
Don’t wait for someone to hand you an opportunity. Create the work yourself.
Have humility and confidence.
You need a why - and that why should make you happy.
MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
Maggie Kiley's website
Follow Maggie on Twitter
Jesse Eisenberg, actor
Watch the trailer for Some Boys Don’t Leave
Brian Udovich, producer
Chayse Irvin, cinematographer
Watch the trailer for Dial a Prayer
Watch the trailer for Caught
The Hollywood Reporter's article on Ryan Murphy’s Half program
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