Discovering Your “Why”- How to Become a Powerful Woman in Entertainment and Find Success

Hosted by Julianna Medina-Politsky


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Julianna Medina-Politsky

Webinar hosted by: Julianna Medina-Politsky

Award Winning Producer, Production Staff at Legendary Pictures (DUNE, GODZILLA, PACIFIC RIM)

Julianna Politsky is a filmmaker and producer who spent nine years at Legendary Entertainment, building out huge blockbsuters like GODZILLA, 42, CRIMSON PEAK, PACIFIC RIM, and the hotly anticipated and upcoming DUNE. Julianna has since entered the independent space, producing movies such as LA LEYENDA NEGRA, a feature supporting Latinx and LGBTQ communities that premiered at Sundance. The film aired on HBO Latino and recently received an Independent Spirit Award nomination. Her second film, which supports police reform, is titled THE KILLING OF KENNETH CHAMBERLAIN and is also an Indie Spirit Award nominee. This film is Executive Produced by Morgan Freeman’s Revelations Entertainment, and will be released this Fall. Thanks to her expertise with both big budget and indie projects and the vast network of talent and content creators she has worked with, Julianna is able to further champion those from her Hispanic heritage, moving female and representative driven projects to the forefront where they are long overdue. Full Bio »

Webinar Summary

There has never been a better time than right now to for women and people from underrepresented backgrounds to break into Hollywood.

That's not to say the door is wide open; it's still a jungle out there and it's critical you understand the steps you should take to find your way in.


Hear from the incredible Julianna Medina-Politsky, who was at Legendary Entertainment for nine years and helped produce films like GODZILLA, 42, PACIFIC RIM, and the hotly anticipated and upcoming DUNE before moving to the independent space where she now helps produce exciting new films from up-and-coming filmmakers.


Julianna is a fierce advocate for finding space and opportunities for women as well as anyone from underrepresented communities and is going to break down how YOU can best find your path forward  to break into film or television.

You won't want to miss the instructive, inspiring, and motivating presentation Julianna has in store!

What You'll Learn

  • A Frank Look at the Industry Today for People of Different Identities
    • Are there more opportunities for women today than there used to be?
    • What about other underrepresented groups?
    • Which fields are more diverse and representative than others right now?
  • Julianna’s Story and How She Got into the Industry
  • Establishing Your Goals
    • How do you choose what you want to do?
    • Leaning in on your own strengths to find your path
  • Determining Your Course: Director, Writer, Producer, Executive
  • Now That You Know What to Do, How Do You Get There?
  • Discovering Your “Why”
    • What is your “why”?
    • How can understanding this help?
    • Deciding What World to Live In
    • Films or TV?
    • Indie or big budget?
    • Other decisions to consider
    • What does the path look like for each of these worlds?
  • What Hurdles Can You Expect In This Industry?
  • How Can You Get Ahead or Around These Hurdles?
    • Finding your allies and champions
    • Leaning into your identity and background as your strength
  • If You Are Having a Hard Time Breaking into Entertainment, What Can You Do?
  • Q&A with Julianna

About Your Instructor

Julianna Politsky is a filmmaker and producer who spent nine years at Legendary Entertainment, building out huge blockbsuters like GODZILLA, 42, CRIMSON PEAK, PACIFIC RIM, and the hotly anticipated and upcoming DUNE. Julianna has since entered the independent space, producing movies such as LA LEYENDA NEGRA, a feature supporting Latinx and LGBTQ communities that premiered at Sundance. The film aired on HBO Latino and recently received an Independent Spirit Award nomination. Her second film, which supports police reform, is titled THE KILLING OF KENNETH CHAMBERLAIN and is also an Indie Spirit Award nominee. This film is Executive Produced by Morgan Freeman’s Revelations Entertainment, and will be released this Fall. Thanks to her expertise with both big budget and indie projects and the vast network of talent and content creators she has worked with, Julianna is able to further champion those from her Hispanic heritage, moving female and representative driven projects to the forefront where they are long overdue.


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