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Combining Passion with Meaningful Work

Combining Passion with Meaningful Work

About this Episode:

Explore how to expand your creative career path with Hollywood set decorator Carolyn Loucks. Her work on Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, Robocop and The Incredible Hulk are just some of the career highlights in her 25+ year career.

Join Carolyn as she discusses the importance of continuous education, work-life balance, and how first gigs out of school can lead to the unexpected.

About the Guests:

In her over 25 year career, AMPD alumnae Carolyn Loucks often found herself as one of few women seated alongside Producers, Directors and Production Designers at the executive table. Her passion is to change that.

As a celebrated set decorator, Carolyn has worked on some of Hollywood’s biggest movie sets like Batman vs Superman and Robocop. Outside of the studio, she uses her experience and influence to foster a more accessible and equitable film industry. Carolyn has turned personal wins into community gains with her work with the Decorators Steering Committee at IATSE Local 44 Los Angeles and the UCLA Design Showcase West.

About the Final Mile Club Podcast:

The Final Mile Club (FMC) prepares emerging artists, makers, performers, and designers for life after graduation. As a project by York University's School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design (AMPD), FMC examines creatives unique challenges through conversations with prominent alumni and industry experts.

FMC is hosted by Dr. Sarah Bay-Cheng, Dean of AMPD and a Professor of Theatre & Performance Studies. Dr. Bay-Cheng’s research focuses on the intersections among theatre, performance, and media.