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It's Not Personal (Even When It Feels Like It Is)


We create our art in a neat little bubble. For the writers of the bunch, that bubble is very small. Actors might have one or two people in theirs (if they regularly need scene partners and/or...

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The Future Is YOURS

Now that we’re slowly-but-surely beginning to emerge from the craziness of the last year and a half, I want to talk to you about an idea that’s kept coming up during these...

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How You're Really Getting Paid

Throughout your career, people will ask you to work for free. And I mean that literally. There is no point in your career at which people will stop asking you to work for free.

It is,...

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As Good as It Gets?

Whether you’re a novice or an old pro, you know you need to always be working on your chosen craft, correct?

But what that looks like at different stages of your career can vary wildly.

When...

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What Networking Actually Is

Networking. That thing that trips people up, turns people off, and makes creatives want to run for the hills. (And not the Hollywood kind.)

I’m not sure where the current working idea of...

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Dollars and Sense

Your film career should not be your side hustle.

I repeat:

YOUR FILM CAREER SHOULD NOT BE YOUR SIDE HUSTLE.

Even if it takes up a lot of time. Even if it’s not paying you (yet). If...

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When Emotions Try to Take Over, Do This

Filmmakers. Actors. Screenwriters. All-around-creative types.

You all make art. Which means you all are very in touch with your emotions, since your work is to evoke an emotional response in...

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The Problem with Free Advice

I’m gonna say something potentially triggering. (Especially since I regularly host free programs.)

You can’t “free panel” your way to a film career.

Now I know you...

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You Don't Have to Go It Alone

A few weeks ago, while I was watching the Oscars, it occurred to me how much events like this really drive home the notion that we all have to be uniquely gifted (and good-looking) in order to be...

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What the Fraud?! An Interview with Filmmaker Cole Payne

Fraud and theft are prevalent in almost, if not every industry, and are especially targeted at passionate creatives. Unfortunately I’ve learned this through harrowing personal experience.

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