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MEET THE TEAM: Erika Hakmiller

In our "Meet the Team" series we've asked each of our advisory board and founding team members a series of questions so you can get to know them.

Today we'd like to introduce Erika Hakmiller, Content Coordinator & Producer for the network.

Here's what she had to say:

Hiiiiiiii, I’m Erika, a writer who moved to Los Angeles in the middle of the pandemic. What a choice! I am from Maine, I have giant feet, and I regularly have nightmares about my high school volleyball team. Writing wise, I'm having a play published by Samuel French in the fall of 2021, and my pilot, Pure, was a finalist in the 2020 Women in Comedy Festival: HBO Pitch Competition. Other than that, I am a total loser!

What's something you've been reading/watching/listening to lately that you're loving?

Search Party helps me stay sharp and Married At First Sight helps me stay confused about love.

What is something you're working on right now (or recently) that you're really pumped about?

I am working on accepting myself, ha, kidding! BUT I have recently joined two writers groups and I love them. It’s so helpful to get feedback from peers and to read other peoples work - plus it tricks my brain into thinking I’ve done something social!

Any new pandemmy hobbies?

Is walking a hobby?

What made you want to get involved with Trident?

To be honest, I really didn’t want to be a part of the Trident Network. I don’t like Val, I think creativity is dumb, and I don’t trust the “internet.” But after months of deliberation and an enlightening trip to Jack In The Box, I decided it might be a cool way to give writers the opportunity to hear their work out loud and get feedback - and I can’t say no to that!

What are you most excited about when it comes to Trident?

I’m really excited about collaborating with my fellow Tridents… Tridentians… Tridenters?

What is something you wish more people knew about you? A fun fact or secret talent?

I wish people knew that when I wear my sunglasses INSIDE it’s not because I’m a diva, it's because I probably left my regular glasses in the car and my sunglasses are prescription. So stop judging me at the CVS, I know I look ridiculous, but I need to see!

Anything else you'd like us to know?

Reese’s rhymes with species.

Erika runs Mission Revision. If you have a TV pilot that you'd like to be read in front of industry insiders and given live notes, submit your work!

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