In this episode, we are joined by female entrepreneur and filmmaker Wendy Jo Carlton. Wendy Jo is owner of Juicy Planet Pictures, screenwriter and director of the LGBT web series, Easy Abby and 2012 lesbian romcom musical, Jamie and Jessie are Not Together. We talk about the culture dynamics of being a female business owner in a male dominated society, owning your own view of success and self-care.
Wendy Jo Carlton
Wendy Jo is owner of Juicy Planet Pictures. She is a screenwriter and director. Her first feature film, Hannah Free, is a lesbian drama starring Emmy-winner Sharon Gless. Hannah Free won several Audience awards and can be found on Amazon. Carlton wrote and directed her second feature, lesbian romcom musical, Jamie and Jessie are Not Together, which earned glowing reviews from critics Roger Ebert and Michael Phillips. Her LGBT web series, Easy Abby, has received 40 million views for Season One, with Season 2 releasing soon. Carlton was Artist-in-Residence at 911 Media Arts in Seattle and recipient of the Navona Fellowship from the University of Illinois Chicago, where she earned an MFA in Moving Image. Her award-winning short films have screened internationally, including the American Film Institute and Sundance. Carlton also founded a media literacy and filmmaking program for teen girls called Chicks make Flicks. She is devoted to telling complex love stories about female, queer, and working class characters, and collaborating with other freaks and geeks.