Having supportive people around you allows to create extraordinary things, even in the most extreme circumstances. In this episode, I drop in with my friend, Nicole Rocklin who won the Oscar for Best Picture in 2016 for her movie, ‘Spotlight.’
Nicole shares about her journey that got her to where she is now, being an incredible mom and a revered movie producer. During the time she was making Spotlight become a reality on the big screen, Nicole shares how she managed to stay grounded under extreme circumstances.
She unexpectedly had a child, became a single mom, bought a house, had 2 other movies in production at the same time, and she suffered the devastating loss of her father.
Nicole shares how those circumstances showed her as a woman balancing her career, family, a child, and difficult life circumstances, what you’re capable of and able to accomplish when you have amazing people around you.
There are so many gems that Nicole shares in this episode, and it’s a beautiful reminder of the importance of taking the time to cultivate meaningful and supportive relationships and to fight for what you believe in.
Nicole is an Oscar winning producer of Spotlight and has been named as one of Variety’s Top 10 Producers to Watch. Her other producing credits include The Perfect Guy (directed by Dave Rosenthal starring Sanaa Lathan, Michael Ealy and Morris Chestnut) and Middle of Nowhere (directed by John Stockwell starring Anton Yelchin, Eva Amurri, Justin Chatwin, Willa Holland and Susan Sarandon). Prior to forming Rocklin|Faust, Nicole held an overall deal at Alcon Entertainment with her company, Rocklin Entertainment. She started her entertainment career as an assistant at Jerry Bruckheimer Films and at an entertainment law firm and graduated with honors with a B.A. in History and African American Studies from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She is a member of the Producers Guild of America and the Creative Future Leadership Committee.