If you were born into a Hollywood family, would you do anything else other than film?
My guest this week is an aspiring visual artist. Last year, she quit her job, traveled around half of the globe for four months before moving back to LA, starting afresh.
Her bio is quite unique—
I can write upside down and backwards; I always say hi to left-handed people; I helped dress the models at the Elie Saab Summer ’06 Couture Show in Paris; Blair Waldorf wears a headband I made when she says “I love you” to Chuck Bass in Gossip Girl; I have a pretty good relationship with my cell phone and technology; and I love reading children’s books as an adult.
Meet Amee Carter, who dares to differ even it means hitting rock bottom.
What you’ll hear:
- Is groundedness even possible for someone born in Hollywood?
- What are the disadvantages to be in the family business apart from its clear advantages?
- How to look at the world like a production designer?
- How does she find courage to break out of the familiar world? What’s the drive behind that choice?
- What does it feel like to have 17 home bases in four countries in a year?
- How not to be fazed working with the greats? What’s the advice?
It’s not about you. It’s about the work.
Links from the episode:
- Richard Carter
- Rick Carter
- William Cameron Menzies
- Dick Silver
- Walter Matthau
- Jack Lemmon
- Lew Wasserman
- David Niven
- John Mills
- Marilyn Monroe
- Clark Gable
- Judy Garland
- Frank Sinatra
- Gone with the Wind (1939)
- The Beverly Hillbillies
- Chinatown (1974)
- Shampoo (1975)
- Jurassic Park (1993)
- Forrest Gump (1994)
- The First Wives Club (1996)
- Standard (music)
- NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study
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