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.

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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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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Dismantling Your Limiting Beliefs About a Career as an Actor or Screenwriter in Hollywood

The thought  for today is about how often actors and screenwriters have limiting beliefs around whether they can truly have a successful Hollywood career. And…

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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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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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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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