Author Archives: Kylee Peña

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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BCPCWest Post Talks: Being an Assistant Editor in Scripted TV

On the last Saturday in February, BCPCWest had its first panel of the year: being an assistant editor in scripted television. The panel, moderated by AE Ashley McKinney, featured Josh Kirchmer (Vice Principals), Shiran Amir (The OA), Richard Sanchez (Last … Continue reading

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NAB For Free: How BCPC is Eliminating Financial Barriers for Trade Shows

My first time attending the NAB Show (the National Association of Broadcasters, the largest trade show our industry has all year) I stayed in Las Vegas for a week and came away feeling connected. All the people I’d met through … Continue reading

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A Brief Summary of the State of Women in Film

Whenever I discuss gender in the film industry, someone usually pops up and says “yeah but it’s waaaay better than it used to be!” And every year, San Diego State University’s Center for the Study of Women in Television and … Continue reading

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Blue Collar Post Collective West: 2016 in Review

I formed the committee to launch BCPC West in Los Angeles in April. In June, we officially launched with our first meet-up at The Powder Room in Hollywood. Since then, we’ve had a meet-up every month at the same place, … Continue reading

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