Author Archives: Kylee Peña

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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2016 SMPTE Tech Conference Overview

If you’ve never been to SMPTE’s Annual Technology Conference, I’ll lay the scene down for you. It takes place in central Hollywood, perched above the most touristy parts of the Walk of Fame and Chinese Theater that are littered with … Continue reading

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More Than One Path to Success: Senior Editor Mae Manning

I interviewed Atlanta-based editor Mae Manning on her less typical path into the industry on Creative COW. We talk a lot about things like “accessible tools” and the “democratization of video production” — what has this meant for the emerging … Continue reading

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Why Representation Matters: Thoughts on the Creative Arts Emmys

The first time I had tea with Meaghan, it was a bright summer day in New York. She told me I would have to work harder than almost anyone I knew if I wanted to succeed.

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Watch: #BCPCWest Panel on Ageism

Our final panel of Blue Collar Post Collective’s 2016 summer series was about ageism in post production — what does it mean to be “too young” and “too old”, and how can we fight those assumptions? Getting relevant and staying … Continue reading

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A Discussion on Mental Health in Post Production

On August 13th, the Blue Collar Post Collective conducted a town hall style panel discussion in Hollywood on the state of mental health in post production. The panel was live streamed on YouTube, and the archive is available to watch. … Continue reading

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WATCH: #BCPCWest Summer Series: Making Post More Inclusive

This summer, I launched the west coast chapter of the Blue Collar Post Collective, a grassroots nonprofit organization that seeks to support each other and emerging talent in post production. We have regular social meet-ups in Hollywood, and our first … Continue reading

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