Spielberg And Goldwyn Keep It In The Family Business
When you have Spielberg and Goldwyn (as in Steven Spielberg and John, Samuel Jr./ Samuel Sr.) its not that difficult to try to get into the film industry. But if you’re a millennial Spielberg/Goldwyn and are trying to make our way in a medium disconnected from your fathers, grandfather and great-grandfather, you need to aim at a much smaller gig.
That is why Emily Goldwyn, 25, and Sasha Spielberg, 24, wrote and star in the first-ever scripted series for Snapchat, “Literally Can’t Even.”Each video averages about 4 minutes each and viewable for just 24 hours after their official premiere. Some new episodes have been made available most Saturdays since Jan. 31 on the Snap Channel.
The filmmaking entrepreneurs say that they like the social media platform because belongs to THEIR generation, and it isn’t of their parents’.
“Working with Snapchat feels very separate from Hollywood,” said Ms. Goldwyn, great-granddaughter of the early film industry leader Samuel Goldwyn Sr. and daughter of the producer John Goldwyn.
“My dad always says it’s great to be at the forefront of change,” she said, “but to spend so much time working on something and to have it disappear after a day, my parents were very shocked.”
Ms. Spielberg and Ms. Goldwyn first met each other as 6-year-olds.
“We took a ‘spirituality for kids’ class together, which was probably the most L.A. thing ever.”
They later crossed paths again at summer camps in Maine and Idyllwild, Calif. Then they made their friendship concrete during five years spent at the private all-girls Marlborough School in Los Angeles.
In their adulthood they had some small jobs here and there, nothing major nothing too special. Then Ms. Spielberg and Ms. Goldwyn started to work on a screenplay. “We would take a lot of breaks and make Vines when we were bored or distracted,” Ms. Spielberg said. Many of their Vine videos depict caricatured versions of young women of privileged upbringings. Eventually their vines caught the eye of Snapchat’s director of video content, Rylee Ebsen who saw in them the perfect stars for a comedy she was trying to develop for Snapchat.
Indeed, like their parents and grandparents, these ladies are making a name for themselves, maybe its in the family genes?
Source: The New York Times