"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." Helen Keller
Sheila interviews award winning film producer and author Suzanne Lyons on her acclaimed producing career and the many facets of her expertise in the film industry. Suzanne also reveals the incredible and inspiring details of overcoming a rare childhood cancer when she was only 12 years old and how she came out of that experience with the attitude that life is fun! Prior to her work as a film producer, Suzanne was the first female VP of Marketing for an Eastern Canadian Television Network where she also created, produced and directed news and series programming. When she was first promoted to VP, she encountered major pushback from the male executives she was working with, and tells the very interesting story of how she changed her boss’s perspective from telling her she should be in the kitchen where women belong to gaining his friendship and support.
Suzanne also recounts an impressive tale of producing her very first film where she got the nickname “unstoppable”, and a good story about Harvey Weinstein.
Suzanne is the author of “Indie Film Producing: The Craft of Low Budget Filmmaking” available on Amazon.