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Female Disruptors: Lydia Hurlbut of Filmmakers Academy On The Three Things You Need To Shake Up Your Industry


May 10, 2023

As a part of our series about women who are shaking things up in their industry, we had the pleasure of interviewing Lydia Hurlbut.

Lydia Hurlbut is CEO of the Filmmakers Academy, the ultimate filmmaking platform with on-the-job knowledge, career coaching from industry leaders, and a thriving community of like-minded creatives.

With her combined experience serving in medical professions and as a certified life coach and certified Reiki master, Hurlbut founded Hurlbut Visuals in 2009 with her husband Shane Hurlbut, ASC as a way to integrate both of their passions and make a living doing what they love.

Hurlbut reimagines how filmmakers approach their careers in a sustainable, healthy way. As the primary Filmmakers Academy health and wellness mentor, she shares the value of a healthy lifestyle and how to maintain wellness while working long hours with short turnarounds. With a creative mind and a unique skill set, enhanced by strong relationships in the film industry, Hurlbut continues to define the Filmmakers Academy as an innovator and trusted educational and community-building source. With Hurlbut at the helm, Filmmakers Academy focuses on offering members inspiration, education and ample opportunities to network and build community.

"It’s wonderful to see how people respond and how open they are to growth! Through our community at Filmmakers Academy, we train our members to think like leaders and build their lives around healthy routines."

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