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.

Let Missed Opportunities Motivate You To Your Next One

Have you ever questioned yourself about whether you made the right decision? Or whether you did something at the right time? Whether you are an…

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Ready To Stretch Yourself?

In crazy times, it seems so often that things get stranger before they get better. And sometimes, in the middle of it, good things happen…

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Training Available

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How To Write More Authentic Characters In Your Screenplay

What is your true aspiration around screenwriting? Whatever it may be, I’m sure you know it’s super competitive for everything related to it. And the…

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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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Pushing Through the Stuff in Your Head, Focusing on Your Commitment

Recently, I had planned to give a speech at my Toastmaster’s club (a large, non-profit org for public speaking). I had signed up to repeat…

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A Simple Rule for an Actor Brand You Love

Ever feel like you blend in?¬†Like you’re not sure what to do to set yourself apart as an actor in Hollywood? It’s time to Brand…

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Should Screenwriters Target Agents or Producers First?

Screenwriters often hear “You need to get an agent to sell your screenplay. That’s the only way it will happen.” And because they hear that,…

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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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