Kylie Billings, Class of 2014, Advocating for Women in Film

Posted by: nancym 3 weeks, 1 day ago

Kylie Billings, Class of 2014, Advocating for Women in Film

We were delighted to hear from Kylie Billings, DigArts Filmmaking Class of 2014. Here is her news:

"I graduated early with Honors in December 2017 from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts with a B.F.A. in Film and Television and a minor in Business of Entertainment, as the first in my family to graduate college. I finished off an internship at USA/SYFY and took a month to come home for the holidays after. Before starting my first job, I also worked on programming for the Fusion Film Festival, the only all-female, collegiate film festival nationwide. Currently, I work at Creative Artists Agency (CAA) in their agency program, but I have plans to become a screenwriter for both features and television pilots. I have become such a large advocate for female representation in film and hope that more girls have entered the program since I've been there (I remember there only being around 3-4 girls across all 4 years in the program around 2014)."

Thank you for the update, Kylie. The Filmmaking conservatory is still low on female students, so hopefully your efforts will begin to help change that. The film industry is a great place for women to have a career. Coronado High School's own graduate, Lisa Bruce, is the well-known producer of Oscar-nominated and Oscar-winnng films including "The Theory of Everything" and "Darkest Hour." At CoSA, we very much support women in film, and hope that increasing numbers will join our DigArts Filmmaking conservatory.