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Go beyond the classroom and technical education to find out how the leaders in the industry make it in the day-to-day world of filmmaking.

TRIAL VIDEO: Producer Ron Yerxa, known for Little Miss Sunshine, Cold Mountain, Little Children, The Ice Harvest, and the Wilco documentary I Am Trying to Break Your Heart, shared an Oscar nomination for best picture on Nebraska. In this interview, Yerxa recalls what led him to the filmmaking field, and reveals what he looks for in fellow filmmakers. The list begins with intellectual curiosity for pursuits outside of filmmaking. In a script, he’s looking for meaning subtly folded into comedy. His advice: Live a full life.