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.

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

By Melody Jackson | Feb 2, 2018

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 most of the other scripts they’ve read and even the movies they’ve seen recently. I can assure you, comparing your script to big Hollywood movies and other screenplays is a colossal …

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

By Melody Jackson | Feb 2, 2018

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 career. If you are one of them and you’re really focused and trying, you may attend networking events on a regular basis to meeting producers, agents, managers, directors, or other …

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

By Melody Jackson | Jan 20, 2018

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 & TV industry to be good at it. No matter what your day job is, you probably needed to have some level of skill at talking to people to do any …

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Screenwriting Contests: Using Them to Up Your Game

By Melody Jackson | Jan 20, 2018

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 of those big fancy awards of your own. It may take a while to get the big fancy awards, but guess what….  You can get some of the small, fancy …

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

By Melody Jackson | Sep 20, 2017

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 the World” (a movie about John Paul Getty) distributed by Sony. After an intense process of deciding what to do, Sony and director Ridley Scott decided to reshoot Kevin Spacey’s …

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