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The MAKE IT podcast amplifies the voice of the filmmaker by exploring the filmmaking journeys of actors, writers, directors, producers, and a host of other creatives from across the film industry. We provide a platform for filmmakers to provide advice, lessons learned, personal reflections, and ins… read more


35 - Lesley Powers (Director, Producer) - Hosting v Acting, & Discovering What You Love To Do

“Go after one thing and do it and don’t feel like you’re wasting your time if it doesn’t work out in the end.” - Lesley Powers⠀⠀

On this episode, we have a conversation with Filmmaker Lesley Powers (@lmpowers15 on IG and LesleyPowers15 on Twitter).

We talk about managing multiple skill sets, how to manage actors on set, and her love of Sex and the City. Enjoy! 

Lesley Powers is a narrative filmmaker based in Los Angeles by way of Nashville.  She is currently a judge for the 2019 Circle City Film Festival, a former panel coordinator for the Bentonville Film Festival, and a Nashville Film Festival 2015 Horizon Award nominee for her first short film, Mr. Johnson’s Julius Caesar.  She was also recognized as the winner of Best Director, Best Short, and Audience Award at the 2017 Middle Tennessee 54 Hour Film Festival.

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Wes Powers (editor)

Afterbuzz TV

Sex and the City (tv series)

Grease (film)

Beverly Hills, 90210 (tv series)

Scream (film)

Clueless (film)

Joey von Haeger (writer/director)

Kristopher Wente (actor)

Bo Burnham (actor)

Eighth Grade (film)

A24 Films

Ryan Seacrest (host)

Dazed and Confused (film)

Richard Linklater (producer)

Boyhood (film)

Ethan Hawke (actor)

Roma (film)

Alfonso Cuarón (writer)

Tamara Jenkins (director)

Private Life (film)

Jonah Hill (actor)

Mid90s (film)

Actor’s Access

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert (book)


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