Ep9 – Assaad Yacoub

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ASSAAD YACOUB joined The Take On! Feeling STUCK? Well this episode will speak to you. Assaad talked all things directing and how to carve out your own space in Hollywood. What is the best way to take up space in your career, and how to lean into your creative power. Feeling STUCK? Well this episode will speak to you. Bio: Assaad Yacoub is a director, writer and producer, who attended NYFA’s MFA in Filmmaking program.

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Assaad Yacoub is a director, writer and producer, who attended NYFA’s MFA in Filmmaking program. He has directed a variety of drag queen music videos, including Eureka O’Hara’s “The Big Girl,” BeBe Zahara Benet‘s “Jungle Kitty” and Monet X Change‘s “Soak It Up.” Notably, in 2017 he sold his thesis film “Cherry Pop” to Netflix, where it’s streaming now. The film explores a night in the life of a small local bar’s drag show, where a newcomer struggles with being the outcast on his first night, and a legend comes to terms with life after her last night in drag.

Credit Highlights: Cherry Pop, Jungle Kitty, Soak It Up, The Big Girl, Bob The Drag Queen: Purse First

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