Is it too late?
November 27, 2011 2:36 PM Subscribe
I'd like to become a director. I'm a 40 year old female. Is this a realistic ambition?
posted by anonymous to work & money (28 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
Say a 40 year old female with zero experience wants to break into Hollywood as an actress. I'm well aware that this is nearly impossible, but is it just as impossible if she's trying to break into behind the camera jobs? Ideally I'd like to direct, and I'd like to work my way up to that from screenplay adaptation.
I'd probably be willing to do all sorts of ridiculous things, like go into debt to go to film school or work as a waitress for years while I interned some place for free. But before I take those kinds of leaps, I'd like to know if my age would likely prove prohibitive.