Why I Wrote Creative Money

Exposureby Erin Bagwell
Founder of Feminist Wednesday
Director of Dream, Girl

A little over a year and a half ago my business partner was diagnosed with cancer and with a heavy heart decided to step away from the day to day operations to focus on her health. However in addition to being gutted about losing her, I was also faced with an existential crisis about the business we had built together. Continue reading…

What To Do When You Feel Like Giving Up

WhatToDoby Erin Bagwell
Founder of Feminist Wednesday
Director of Dream, Girl

My business, which I’ve dedicated the last three and a half years of my life to is slowly folding. In under a year I’ve lost my business partner, had to move out of our office, let go of my staff, and have racked up a significant amount of debt. Continue reading…

A Gal’s Guide to Making a Movie, Part 20: The White House

GalsGudie3x3v2A Gal’s Guide to Making a Movie is a new weekly written series by Erin Bagwell. To view the whole series click here.

Part 20: The White House

E etting the film done for the White House was nothing short of a miracle. The week before we finalized the edit I had both a sinus infection and the flu. I remember sitting in the doctor’s office when they told me and said to them (with tears in my eyes) that I was going to the White House and they needed to give me every and any drug imaginable to get my health back on track. I was both physically and emotionally drained, and I wasn’t the only one. Continue reading…

A Gal’s Guide to Making a Movie, Part 19: The Blackout

GalsGudie3x3v2A Gal’s Guide to Making a Movie is a new weekly written series by Erin Bagwell. To view the whole series click here.

Part 19: The Blackout

I have started and stopped writing this chapter a few times because if I’m being totally honest with you gals I don’t want to write this chapter. Finishing this film was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done in my life and even reflecting on it is giving me all kinds of creative post-traumatic stress. They always say the last mile is the hardest, and they couldn’t have been more right. Continue reading…

A Gal’s Guide to Making a Movie, Part 18: The Oprah

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GalsGudie3x3v2A Gal’s Guide to Making a Movie is a new weekly written series by Erin Bagwell. To view the whole series click here.

Part 18: The Oprah

After Komal’s diagnosis it’s fair to say the morale of the Dream, Girl team was pretty crushed. We were in the midst of re-editing the movie, floating in a sea of never-ending footage, and I was trying to figure out how to navigate this new phase of Komal’s health both as a friend and as a business partner. Continue reading…

A Gal’s Guide to Making a Movie, Part 17: The Cancer

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GalsGudie3x3v2A Gal’s Guide to Making a Movie is a new weekly written series by Erin Bagwell. To view the whole series click here.

Part 17: The Cancer

In the midst of re-starting the film, and editing like crazy, Komal and I realized that she needed to move to New York. Events, meetings, promotional opportunities, and the like all happened in the city and if she couldn’t get on a plane she would miss them. After a long application process, she got her Visa for KoMedia and moved five blocks away from me in Park Slope. Continue reading…

A Gal’s Guide to Making a Movie, Part 16: The Executive Producers

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GalsGudie3x3v2A Gal’s Guide to Making a Movie is a new weekly written series by Erin Bagwell. To view the whole series click here.

Part 16: The Executive Producers

After my honeymoon, I felt rejuvenated and relaxed. To make matters more exciting on the way home from St. Lucia I got an email from Clinique asking me if I wanted to attend the red carpet premiere of Ricki and the Flash for their #smartideas campaign. I walked through customs crying and squealing “MERYL!” It felt like everything was moving forward in a beautiful way for the film. I was excited to get back into the editing suite with Francesca to finally finish Dream, Girl. Continue reading…