Film Making

Directors Direct and Writers Write :: How Creative People get Stuck on Other People’s Career Paths.

By |2013-11-22T14:16:01-06:00October 25th, 2007|Categories: Creative Career, Film Making, The Arts|Tags: , , |

When I got my first movie job, It was like my own private film school. Our million dollar film starring Gary Busey set up shop in a residential rental house. We painted the walls and packed it full of desks to create our own low-budget indie production office. But the thing that fascinated me the most was the division of labor.

The More Competition, The Easier it Gets

By |2017-01-02T15:12:58-06:00April 24th, 2007|Categories: Achievement, Creative Career, Film Making, Personal Productivity|

Most people are scared of competition. They see the world's population exploding at over 6 1/2 billion people and think that they will never have a chance. Every year, the competition's getting stiffer. More and more investors are battling over real estate, more and more bloggers are battling over cyberspace, and more and more film-makers [...]

Leadership Lessons From a First-Time Movie Producer

By |2017-01-02T15:12:59-06:00March 21st, 2007|Categories: Creative Career, Entrepreneurship, Film Making, Leadership|

I just returned from the South by Soutwest Music, Film, and Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas where I spent the week as a producer for a movie that followed the festival. Allthough I have worked in many facets of film production before, this was the first time that I actually got a producer credit. I've [...]

How to Break into the Film Industry

By |2017-01-02T15:13:01-06:00November 14th, 2006|Categories: Creative Career, Creative Life, Film Making|Tags: , |

The film industry is a profession that most people automatically write off as impossible to get into. “Good luck with that,” people will say with a smirk when you tell them of your intentions.