Written by Emma Stephens
“We all had to start somewhere, and for many of us that somewhere was at the very bottom. I am no exception.” – Gale Anne Hurd
Watch film producer Gale Anne Hurd – best known for projects such as the Terminator trilogy, Aliens, The Walking Dead, and many others – discuss her career, creative producing, and being a female producer in a predominately male industry as part of her Keynote at the 2016 SXSW Film Conference.
Hurd is currently an Officer of the Producers Guild of America and Executive Produces AMC’s The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead. Armed with insight based on her own personal experience, Hurd offers observations and advice for aspiring filmmakers and fans alike: “Tell the truth, even if it makes your path harder.” “Never give up, but always give back.” “Don’t make a play until you have the right project, the right skills, the right mentors, and the right partners.” “When opportunity knocks, you open the door, say yes, and figure out the details later.”
Watch the video above to see the entirety of the inspiring SXSW Film Keynote with Gale Anne Hurd from Tuesday, March 15, 2016. Browse more 2016 Keynotes, Red Carpets, Q&As, sessions and more on our YouTube Channel.
Get inspired by diverse visionaries from the ever-evolving world of film during nine days of screenings, compelling conference sessions, networking opportunities and more at SXSW Film 2016 from March 11-19 in Austin, TX.
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