We had the good fortune of connecting with Jorge Ortiz and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jorge, what’s your definition for success?
I personally define success as still being connected to my dreams. As long as I am still connected to my dreams and still pursuing them, that is success. Every step and movement forward I take on my artistic journey is a success because I am further ahead of where I was before.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am my own company. I clock in every day to administrate my career. And my career administration is informed by my Declaration of Independence (Richard Lawson teaches his students at the Richard Lawson Studios how to create and build their own DOIN–which is also known as your business plan for your career) From my DOIN, I know what I am doing for my career as an actor, writer, and producer on a day to day basis with clarity and deliberate execution. What I am most proud of as my own business is that my DOIN is specific and personal to me. It is a reflection of who I am and my raison d’être. My DOIN helps me maintain a sustained effort in this business. As a content creator, I am interested in creating and performing in edgy, grounded, character-driven urban dramedies where I showcase and highlight Latinx characters in a different, compelling, and more interesting light. I am also interested in creating and performing in movies where unlikely people save the world. I want people to know that I am Superman.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I’d like to dedicate my shoutout to the Richard Lawson Studios! This has been my community for many years and I still learn and grow so much from studying here.
First photo by Emily Sandifer Photography.