Author Archives: Kylee Peña

A Week of Women to Celebrate the Creative Emmys

Lately I’ve been especially tired of seeing the careers and lives of my female peers in post production minimized by assumptions and ignorance. A lot of women in the community face a lot of additional barriers to promotion and growth … Continue reading

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An Oral History of My Illegal Internships

Whether by necessity or the evolution of a specific kind of culture, internships have emerged as a dominant “foot-in-the-door” for the post production industry. Among those internships, the unpaid variety tend to dominate in a way that is not seen … Continue reading

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Blue Collar Post Collective London Meet-Up

Blue Collar Post Collective is having a meet-up in London! You’re invited to the first ever UK-hosted BCPC event at The Glasshouse Stores in Soho on August 31 at 6PM! With outgoing president Janis currently living in London and new president … Continue reading

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A Letter to Incoming Female Freshmen in Media Programs

A lot of so-called “open letters” on the internet address the outgoing graduates of programs. And while they should bask in the glow of congratulations and good luck because they worked hard, they earned it, and they have some serious … Continue reading

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Bridging the Gap to Opportunity: A Conversation with 3 First-Time NAB Show Attendees

Imagine this: you’re in your early twenties, at the start of your career in post production. You come from a working class family with no connections in the media industry, and you’ve had many challenges to overcome along the way. … Continue reading

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News: BCPC Leadership Evolves and Expands

This week we announced some changes to the leadership in Blue Collar Post Collective, including my promotion to president of the organization. Creative COW coverage Post Perspective coverage

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Women are tired and I’m watching them leave post production

In lieu of a tweetstorm, which I briefly considered, here’s a short blog of a realization I’ve had lately. For years I’ve been citing research about women leaving the post production industry in droves once they hit the glass ceiling … Continue reading

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Make It: My Interview on Adobe’s New Talk Show

Last month, Adobe invited me to San Francisco to be a guest on their new talk show Make It, discussing my career, my job, and my inspirations. I ran there and back from Burbank on the same day, spending a … Continue reading

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Blind Resume Evaluations Don’t Make Your Company More Inclusive

Whenever I’m involved in a discussion on inclusive hiring practices, whether it’s a panel or a forum discussion or a one-on-one conversation, there is always someone who urges me (or the audience) to simply take the names off resumes for … Continue reading

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NAB 2017 Meet-Up: BCPC + #PostChat

If you’re attending the NAB Show this year, put our Blue Collar Post Collective/PostChat mega-meet-up on your social calendar. Instead of having two different events, we’re combining forces to have one hang-out. No raffles or announcements or vendor pitches — … Continue reading

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