Kirsty Stark on producing, coaching and the Seth Godin altMBA.

From starting in camera departments to running South Australia’s Epic Films, Kirsty Stark took her time to really think about building a business aligned with her values.
Kirsty Stark

Back in 2017, Adelaide-based Kirsty Stark found herself at an important career crossroads. She was an almost accidental film and TV producer with some really significant credits to her name (web series Wastelander Panda and Madman feature film A Month of Sundays), but she had a real gap in her business skills.

‘I just felt like I’d kind of been going flat out working on projects, but hadn’t caught up or learnt the necessary business skills,’ Stark says on the phone to Screenhub. ‘I had this company that I’d set up to run a couple of projects but because I never set out to produce upfront, I’d never taken a business course, and felt like I was probably out of my depth in terms of the sustainability of the company.’

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Rochelle Siemienowicz is a journalist for Screenhub. She is a writer, film critic and cultural commentator with a PhD in Australian cinema. She was the co-host of Australia's longest-running film podcast 'Hell is for Hyphenates' and has written a memoir, Fallen, published by Affirm Press. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram

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