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Indiewire Staffer Gets Into the Short Film Business

This qualifies as an extremely smart organic move. Sophia Savage, a staff writer for Anne Thompson‘s TOH! Indiewire blog, is readying her directorial debut with a little help from Kickstarter. Her dramatic short will be filmed this coming January at a gorgeous Topanga Canyon location, and currently gets tipped on the fundraising site with an impressive eight-minute video.

Inspired by real events, Empyrean will tell the story of a daughter who returns home to help care for her terminally cancer-stricken father. Dual resident Chayse Irvin, a Vancouver native, will handle the cinematography chores, while the paternal role of Jimmy will be played by veteran actor Sonny King.

Savage’s boss tweeted out a Kickstarter link this morning and there will most certainly be more coverage at the Indiewire TOH! ¬†end as things progress. Writer-director-producer-co-star Savage is seeking to raise $20,000.

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.