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Aug 11, 2020

Second in a series of profiles of careers that are rising despite the prevalence of -isms in the TV industry. Chicago-based Sanicole Young is a director, writer and cinematographer working on TV series and short films.

Sanicole,  Cynthia and Ashley Pacini, of the industry networking group Reel Women, discuss Sanicole's path of experience and education at Columbia College in Chicago and her decision to remain in the Midwest, instead of moving to LA or NY.

Sanicole talks in-depth as well about her short film, Training Wheels and the power the 1997 film Eve's Bayou has had on her creative work.

Find Sanicole on Instagram and Twitter by her first name, Sanicole.