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Women In Production: Interview with Bronwyn Stallcup

Updated: Mar 19, 2022

Our 'Women In Production' series will feature 3 outstanding women in the field of production. Bronwyn Stallcup is currently the Production Manager for DeKalb Entertainment Commission, serving as the Lead Film Permit Liaison for thirteen jurisdictions in DeKalb County. Her role includes maintaining the film permitting process and all related operations, coordination of required county services, and application reviews.

GPP: From your viewpoint, how has the entertainment industry changed in the last 5 years? Bronwyn: There is more diversity, more opportunities for minorities, and technology has allowed us to be more creative. I see more women and people of color in above-the-line leadership roles taking chances and not settling for what’s handed to them. So many people are creating their lanes and building their tables. The buzz is that the pandemic has pushed many of us to become content creators. This has allowed us to make the best of what we have in front of us using cell phones, social media, etc., and still tell our stories. GPP: Have you faced any barriers in your career? If so, can you share your experiences? Bronwyn: I experienced a few hurdles in my career. As a background actor, I asked questions, took names, sent resumes, and got crickets. Very few took the time to talk to me or return emails. I worked as a PA on independent and feature films gaining as much knowledge as I could. The great thing about working in various departments is that it gave me the opportunity to expand my industry knowledge. What I learned from these experiences is in order to grow I have to keep pushing forward. In due season, my time will come to shine. From where I’m currently positioned at Dekalb Entertainment Commission, I’ve been allowed to expand my knowledge base and the film industry has been fruitful. GPP: What advice would you give to women who would love to work in production? Bronwyn: Take every opportunity to network and connect with like-minded people. Take nothing for granted and walk in your blessing. The industry is wide open for everyone’s voice. Women have truly been given an opportunity to grow in above and below-the-line positions. _______________________________________________________________ Bronwyn Stallcup is a native Clevelander where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Communications and minored in Business from Ohio University. She moved to Georgia a year after graduating college residing in DeKalb County most of her years. Bronwyn was introduced to the Entertainment Industry in 2016 as a background actor. Her experience on set spanned from television shows such as Vampire Diaries, Survivors Remorse, Stranger Things, Greenleaf, American Soul, The Watchmen, P-Valley, and Love Craft Country. Her opportunities in feature film includes Life of the Party with Melissa McCarthy, Tyler Perry’s Nobody’s Fool with Tiffany Haddish and Tika Sumpter, and Just Mercy where she was selected in her first feature role as Senator Carol Mosely Braun appearing with iconic actors such as Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx. Bronwyn volunteered for industry organizations such as DeKalb Entertainment Commission, Bronze Lens Film Festival, Women in Film and Television (WIFTA), and as a marketing assistant for Georgia Production Partnership (GPP). She then trained with the PA Academy under Atlanta Film Society veteran Linda Burns, and received a certificate of completion with Alicia Hailey Daniels, founder, and facilitator for the AD (Assistant Directors) Team Workshop. Bronwyn started as a PA for indie films gaining experience in roles as casting assistant, script supervisor, talent and wardrobe PA, locations PA and intern, set decorator, set designer, and in theater as a stage manager. In 2020 she began working at Tyler Perry Studios (TPS). During her tenure at TPS, Bronwyn worked on four television shows - The Oval Season 2, Ruthless Season 2, Young Dylan Season 2, and All the Queens Men. #WomenInProduction #GPP #Entertainment #Production #GeorgiaEntertainment

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