Episode 2: Donald L. Sparks, Legendary Assistant Director 

Natasha’s conversation with legendary Assistant Director Donald L. Sparks is a masterclass on how to be an inclusive leader. Don is a filmmaker who understands the value of respect, building trust, excellent communication and collaboration, and the importance of power sharing. Don, who has the perfect left and right brain mix to be a consummate AD, also shares the importance of pursuing every new learning opportunity – even after 30 years in the industry. If you want to build a successful and inclusive career in film, regardless of department, but particularly as an AD, tune into this episode of workplace wisdom.


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Narrative Shift is produced by Natasha Tony, the Elevate team and Max Collins.