Rachel Miller is a founding partner of Haven Entertainment, a management and production company based in Los Angeles. Miller specializes in intellectual property development and has sold over 27 books to major publishers. Her clients have worked across every entertainment platform including on acclaimed television shows “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” “The Simpsons,” “Parks and Recreation,” “House of Lies” and “Family Guy.” Additionally, she produced UNDER THE ELECTRIC SKY, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and sold to Focus Features. Miller is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of The Arts. To help pay for NYU, Miller taught at a Manhattan public school where she saw first-hand how low-income students struggled to compete. That experience, coupled with years of working in Hollywood, led her to found Film2Future.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Rachel Miller: Easy is a relative term. Our students and their families struggle in ways that are hard for anyone to comprehend without walking in their shoes. If businesses and people with the financial capacity to support Film2Future understood HOW and WHY the industry is not diverse, we could improve more lives on a faster timeline and we could change the face of Hollywood on a much bigger scale.
So, like many small non-profits, we have obstacles and the biggest ones are fundraising, marketing and bringing awareness to the barriers to entry in entertainment.
There’s been some big struggles along the way.
Read the rest of An Interview with our Founder, Rachel Miller of Film2Future via the Voyage LA website.