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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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The Four Words You Hear in Any Meeting

In any meeting you’ll have throughout your film career, you will hear these four words:

What else ya got?

And if the answer is, “Nothing”... well, that’s a problem.

As...

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The Three Reasons You Have a Film Career


Okay, team. I want to hear from you: 

Why do you do this?

Why did you forego the traditional 9-5? Why did you uproot yourself and move to Los Angeles, New York, or another large film market?...

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Making Art vs. Having a Career


I’m gonna say something pretty controversial here, so I hope you take it with the loving spirit intended:

At some point, you’re gonna have to make a choice between making art and having...

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