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Ms. In The Biz Founder Favorites: Helenna’s Resource List


At the most recent Ms. In The Biz panel at The Hatchery Press I shared a number of resources that I’m currently digging. Many people have been asking for a list of these resources so here they are in no particular order…


NOTE: while these things are outside of the entertainment industry, I think it’s always important to look to successful people in other fields for great ideas! 

Dale Partridge’s Startup Camp Podcast is one of my favorites!

This is great for anyone interested in starting their own business, especially online.

– the course is great too and totally reasonably priced.

Tim Ferriss’ Podcast

aka) “The Tim Ferriss Show”

Tim Ferriss is just a genius about a zillion things…. I love this podcast because he talks to entrepreneurs and business people from all walks of life!

His most recent interview with Robert Rodriguez is INSANELY good!

also his interview with Whitney Cummngs is STELLAR:

Marie Forleo

If you are looking to launch an online business, Marie Forleo is awesome.

BSchool which she runs, is expensive, but her videos are fantastic:


“The Moment” with Brian Koppleman (podcast)

Interviews about the pivotal moments that fueled fascinating creative careers. Hosted by Brian Koppelman.”

Filmmaking Stuff (podcast and website from Jason Brubaker) 

“Filmmaking Stuff is a professional resource for independent filmmakers and provides tips on screenwriting, producing, crowdfunding, directing, movie marketing and film distribution.”

Rogue Taurus’ blog from filmmaker Paul J. Porter

…A blog “following an indie film production from development to distribution and beyond in real time while offering tips, how-tos, and insight from working filmmakers that are making their careers rather than waiting on others to do it for them!”

Film Independent

-a great organization to be a part of for all independent filmmakers

She Does Podcast

– I LOVE this podcast so hard.

“She Does podcast features creative minds working in media. Each episode centers around an intimate conversation yet digs deeper into each woman’s background, philosophy and process through artful audio documentaries soundtracked by music made by women. The show is hosted and created by Elaine Sheldon and Sarah Ginsburg, documentary makers who are interested in how their guests got to where they are today.

Whether up and coming or well-established, She Does features notable women of all generations, working at the intersection of media, film, journalism, art and technology. We bring you stories of what makes these women tick, their beginnings, their roadblocks, and the delightful bits in between. Join us, every other Wednesday, as we present you with a sound portrait perfect for your commute to work or a run.”


Inside Acting Podcast 

Inside Acting is a community committed to empowering actors in creating powerful, bold, self-sustaining careers.”


Chicks Who Script

CHICKS WHO  SCRIPT  is  a  podcast  about  screenwriting &  moviemaking, cohosted  by  Emily  Blake,  Maggie  F.  Levin,  and  Lauren Schacher.  It is  created  by  women,  but  made  for  everyone.  We chat, we laugh, we learn about how members of the film community get things done. Dropping every Monday on and on itunes.”


“The War of Art” by Steven Pressfield
The bible of all things creative.

REX (this is a cool new app and social media community) where you can share your favorite stuff and curate your own collection to share with others!

That’s it for now. I have a ton more to share, but until then, I’m sure this will keep you busy.

– Helenna
Founder/CEO Ms. In The Biz

*photo by Heidi Ryder, Heidi Ryder Photography

Helenna Santos

About Helenna Santos

Helenna Santos is the Founder and Editor-In-Chief of Ms. In The Biz. She is also an actor and producer with Mighty Pharaoh Films and can often be found on panels at conventions such as San Diego Comic-Con, and has been interviewed by major press outlets including CNN. Her work as a contributing writer has been featured in MovieMaker Magazine, Backstage Magazine, IndieWire and BUST Magazine. She has produced numerous award winning short films, digital series, and feature films. As an actor, she can be seen in CW's "The Flash," as well as ABC's "A Million Little Things" and "The Good Doctor", and the highly anticipated Netflix limited series "The Baby-Sitters Club". Her latest feature film as producer and actress "The Shasta Triangle" is now available via VOD.