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Surviving vs. Thriving

Have you ever thought about the language that you use when it comes to describing your relationship with money? For many of us, it involves phrases like:

“survival job”
“making...

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I'm Gonna Break Your Indie Heart

Every indie creator has heard the story of how Kevin Smith maxed out his credit cards to make Clerks, which of course went on to be accepted at Sundance, get a distribution deal at Miramax, and...

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Who Knows What You Want?

Take a look around. Literally and figuratively.

Look at the people who follow you on Instagram. On Twitter. Look at your friends on Facebook.

Now I want you to ask yourself:

How many of those...

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Are You Playing the Lottery?

The other day I was scrolling through a Facebook group for screenwriters, and I saw a post from a young writer bemoaning a meeting they’d had with a manager. The post included a line to the...

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Nobody Does What You Do

I want you to remember something the next time you’re feeling stuck, or frustrated, or even just dealing with a killer case of the Mondays:

Nobody does what you do.

Period.

Your life...

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The Struggle Is Optional


In every relationship, there is a give and take. Both parties agree to a certain set of expectations (either tacitly or through an unspoken navigation of patterns of behavior) and act according to...

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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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