If you could pick three things that you’ve found useful to your work or career, what would they be and why?
As a large part of film development involves reading books to decide if they’re worth an adaptation, I turn to Audible quite often so that I can keep up with a story if I’m commuting, in the gym or driving. Having a pocket-sized Kindle is also super useful as I can read scripts and assess submissions on-the-go or at home with ease.
It may sound simple, but planning what I do in a day has also been crucial. I keep a diary on all my devices and plan ahead every Sunday, dividing my tasks for the week into scheduled meetings, time for reading, breaks for leisure and more. Along with that, I also have a notebook and a reliable notes app so that I can keep track of any ideas or tasks that spring to mind.
Perhaps the most important thing that’s helped me in my work are my close friends, business partners and peers. I regularly check-in with Kaylen and Judah to plan future projects for Three Kingdoms, which has kept me inspired and motivated. They are highly talented individuals and we all push each other towards our goals. Along the way, I’ve also met other people who I can’t wait to work with later on in my career: producer Kashif Boothe, script connoisseur Aida Abdul-Raheem, my partner in crime Sangeetha Veluru, and all those at Working Title and NBCUniversal.