Screenwriter Felicia Pride Gets Real about Hollywood, Writer Problems and Making Your Creative Comeback

  Felicia Pride has always been a writer and an advocate for creatives. But after penning six acclaimed books, writing a short film and building a community for creatives of color, the longtime journalist let it go and started doing work that was anything but writing. “About four years ago, I wasn’t writing or creating,” […]
January 25, 2019
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Elayne Fluker

Elayne Fluker is author of "Get Over 'I Got It' (HarperCollins) and host of the "Support is Sexy" podcast, which has over one million downloads. She facilitates customized workshops for corporations and organizations to create psychologically safe, supportive cultures for ambitious, high-achieving women so they can stress less, thrive more and be fulfilled in work and life.

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Screenwriter Felicia Pride Gets Real about Hollywood, Writer Problems and Making Your Creative Comeback

 

Felicia Pride has always been a writer and an advocate for creatives. But after penning six acclaimed books, writing a short film and building a community for creatives of color, the longtime journalist let it go and started doing work that was anything but writing. “About four years ago, I wasn’t writing or creating,” she says. “In fact, I made a career out of doing everything but writing or creating. Eventually, though, I came to a crossroads. Either, I was going to try one last time to become a full-time creator, or I was going to get a good government job in communications. The former scared the mess out of me, but the latter scared me more.

 

 

Today, Felicia is a writer on Ava DuVernay’s Queen Sugar, co-writer and executive producer of the upcoming 2019 feature film REALLY LOVE, starring Kofi Siriboe, Naturi Naughton and Emmy-winner Uzo Aduba, produced by Charles D. King’s MACRO, and she owns her own production company, Felix & Annie. On this episode of the Support is Sexy podcast, Felicia shares the importance of having a real relationship with the work, why plan B can make you too comfortable, and how to make a creative comeback and enjoy your second act.

 

 

On this episode, we discuss:

  • Why she believes in second chances.
  • Big misconceptions about Hollywood
  • Why the most important thing is your relationship with the work.
  • How to build your portfolio for a writing position on a television show.
  • How to stay focused and release expectations.
  • How to build your portfolio.
  • How to have your creative comeback.
  • Why creatives need to think of themselves as entrepreneurs.

 

VISIT FELICIA PRIDE AT feliciapride.com.

 

 

CONNECT WITH FELICIA PRIDE AT…

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thecreatedaily

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/feliciapride

Twitter: https://twitter.com/feliciapride

Instagram for Honey Chile, her project for Gen X women: https://www.instagram.com/hnychile/

 

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: 

Mary J. Blige

Queen Sugar

Macro

Really Love

Ava DuVernay

Insecure

NBC Writers on the Verge program

DigitalUndivided

 

 

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Elayne Fluker

Elayne Fluker is author of "Get Over 'I Got It' (HarperCollins) and host of the "Support is Sexy" podcast, which has over one million downloads. She facilitates customized workshops for corporations and organizations to create psychologically safe, supportive cultures for ambitious, high-achieving women so they can stress less, thrive more and be fulfilled in work and life.

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