Sarah Hawkins – Creative Producer

Sarah Hawkins is a creative producer, specializing in distribution and marketing. She is a freelance producer for the female-driven production company, Busted Buggy Entertainment, and works for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Hawkins is also the co-owner of the Lancaster County based production company, Dadley Productions, and the co-founder of Pretty Thing, launching in 2018.


In 2017 Hawkins produced the eight-part series, OR DIE TRYING, about millennial women in Hollywood, and the comedy-fantasy, proof-of-concept, Filling In. She is an active member in women in film circles, managing the inaugural year of Moonfaze Feminist Film Festival in 2015, and is slated to speak at this year’s Digital Hollywood “The Women’s Summit.”

On our Podcast we chat about several topics that deal with the indie filmmaking world and women. Here are a few of the takeaways:

“Filmmaking is a collaborative process, each contribution makes something bigger than what on individual person could bring”.

What is creative producing?

There’s a lot of different types of producing…people usually only associate the money aspect of producing (which is a major part). However, the hat that I wear as a creative producer focus more on the strategy of figuring out who’s going to watch the film, who cares about the film and why do they care about the film.

Terms to avoid during the Crowd Funding Campaign: donate and help. You are taking the risk of sounding desperate.

Take a Listen to the Podcast interview here, you can enjoy the conversation during your commute or even while you’re working out.


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