Georgina Lightning: Advocate & Academy Alumni

Georgina Lightning has had a vast and long career. In 1990, with her three Children in tow, she packed up and moved to Los Angeles to study at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. And there her career then took off.

She has played supporting roles in productions like Walker Texas Ranger, The West Wing, and Trickster. Georgina is known for her role in Blackstone playing the character of Tracy Bull. She most recently guest stars in the APTN series, Tribal.

She’s a big advocate for First Nations people on screen. In 2007, she founded Tribal Alliance Productions, which is dedicated to representing Indigenous people in front of and behind the camera.



In this episode:

We hear about what originally drew Georgina to film, balancing motherhood and education, and the empowerment that comes from overcoming past traumas. Next, we hear about Georgina’s journey into film, her experience as an acting coach, the impact of the #MeToo movement on the film industry, and creating opportunities for Indigenous people. Finally, we hear Georgina’s three tips for starting out in the industry.


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Credits:

Executive Producers: Elise Graham, Ava Karvonen, Samantha Quantz, Theresa Wynnyk; Senior Producer: Sheena Rossiter; Associate Producer: Shayna Giles; Host: Sheena Rossiter; Audio Technician: Sheena Rossiter; Social Media Coordinator: Shayna Giles; Original Storylines theme composed by Aaron Macri and Laura Raboud. Produced with support from Alberta’s Ministry of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women. Special thanks to FAVA for it’s support in this production.

This episode sponsored by:

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