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The Business of Hollywood

We believe the more you understand about the business culture of Hollywood, the great, the good, the bad, and the not as good, and you have the tools and understanding to work within, you will have your best chance of living your dream -- both creatively and with success.

Three Reasons So Many Crappy Movies Get Made

A Screenwriter asked me a question the other day that I hear frequently: HOW in the world do so many BAD movies get made?  How…

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How Screenwriting Is Like Homemade Wine and Why Most Writers Think Their Script is Better Than It Is

How great is your script…. really? As far as I can tell, 95% of the screenwriters I speak with think their content is superior to…

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Networking in Hollywood: A Simple Way to To Start a Conversation

Becoming masterful at networking in Hollywood is that you don’t have to learn an entirely new skill set that only applies to the film &…

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Hollywood Business School Podcast

The Hollywood Business School Podcast by Dr. Melody Jackson offers insider tips on the business of Hollywood, focused on acting and screenwriting careers. You’ll learn…

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Sexual Harassment, Inequality & Multi-Million Dollar Paydays for Movie Stars (Part 1)

When it came out recently that Kevin Spacey was guilty of sexual misconduct, he had been working in on the film “All the Money in…

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Screenplay Contests: Up Your Game With a Win

When Hollywood’s Award Season rolls around, if you’re like most aspiring screenwriters, you can’t help but hope that one day you might be getting some…

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5 Questions To Assess the The State Of Your Actor Branding

  When you have a strong actor brand, it can be a lot of fun as you find fun ways to express your brand. If…

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How To Follow-Up With Someone You Didn’t Get to Meet Personally at A Networking Event

Many actors and screenwriters who are working or aspiring to do so in Hollywood realize that networking is a very important aspect of developing a…

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