Snapshot: Erin Muroski
The only way I've found happiness in this crazy business is to build a solid friend circle of people who genuinely want to see me succeed and vice versa.
Snapshot: Josh Litman
There was a time when I was on the path to become a clinical neuropsychologist. But while I love learning about the brain and human psychology, I'm a storyteller at heart and, ultimately, had to follow my passion.
Snapshot: Bianca Ursillo
What I’ve come to realize over the years is that you have to stop looking outside yourself for validation.
Snapshot: Allison Mattox
"Much of my writing has centered on historical dramas, including a short film set in 1960s Appalachia and another in 1970s New York."
Snapshot: Heidi James
In writing, I am every character's voice—even the location's.
Snapshot: Jack Martin
I cherish the couple of hours in a theater when the phones are silenced, the lights are dimmed, and you’re completely immersed into another person’s world.
Snapshot: Edith Rodriguez
I don't believe in points of no return, I want to be an example that it's never too late to take action and go after what you want.
Snapshot: Lizz Marshall
It's okay if your creative flavor isn't for everyone, as long as you're telling your own truth—there is an audience that will respond to a genuine, well-told story.
Snapshot: Jenna-Marie Warnecke
Your art is whatever you make or do in order to process the world and the incomprehensible experience of being alive in it. That's why it feels like work and also why it feels necessary.
Snapshot: Chance Muehleck
Being an artist in the U.S. means never having to say you’re sorry but always feeling guilty anyway.
Snapshot: Frazer Lee
A wiser man than me once said that if you choose to make outsider art, you can expect to connect with people outside of the mainstream. I'll see you there.
Snapshot: Kelsey Krasnigor
My dad is thankful my copious hours in front of a television as a child can now be justified with a career in television.
Snapshot: Neil Garguilo
In one home I was raised by Nintendo, in the other Comedy Central, MTV, and Conan.
Snapshot: Jocelyn Rish
Now I’m driven to write books that will draw in reluctant readers, so they can escape into books like I used to do.
Snapshot: Michael Felker
... nothing makes me happier than engaging with a new script or film idea that challenges who I am, what I'm feeling, and what I want to say. That pursuit, in my opinion, is what makes a person an artist.