Sunday, May 31, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Question 85: I'm watching the Housewives of New Jersey. Is it okay for kids that young to be in entertainment?
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Question 84: I don't have the reel to get work as a DP, but I'm afraid to take other work for money. Am I wrong?
Monday, May 25, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Question 80: My 2 shows have been cancelled and I feel like I'm abandoning my "family" if I take a job with a new crew. Should I just wait?
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Question 79: I am astonished by the amount of things you do each day and each week and wonder how you do it.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
Question 76: You say I'm 100% responsible for my career but I feel I can't control anything. What do I do?
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Question 73: Why should I go to the LA Film Fest if I don't have a project in it or know anyone who does?
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Here's the Wikipedia description of the upfront: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upfront
In the North American television industry, an upfront is a meeting of television network executives with the press and, more important, with major advertisers. It is so called because it signals the start of an important advertising sales period, allowing marketers to buy commercial airtime "up front", or several months before the season begins.
In the United States, the major broadcast networks' upfronts occur in New York City during the third week of May, the last full week of that month's sweeps period. The networks announce their fall primetime schedules, including tentative launch dates (i.e. fall or midseason) for new programming, which may be "picked up" the week before. The programming announcements themselves are usually augmented with clips from the new series, extravagant musical numbers, comedic scenes, and appearances by network stars, and take place at grand venues such as Radio City Music Hall or Carnegie Hall. Most cable networks present earlier in the spring since they usually program for the summer months; press attention to these announcements is usually much lighter.
What do you need to know once the shows have been picked up?
1. Soon after writers and crew are hired
2. As the writing staff are working, it's a good time for actors to be planning their strategies for episodic work
3. Executives are VERY busy getting everything lined up- not a good time to be asking them for their time
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Saturday, May 9, 2009
Question 67: How do I stay in touch with people while I'm working? I usually get absorbed in what I am doing.
Friday, May 8, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
1. Focus on building relationships with people in development
2. Master interviewing skills
3. Read books on script analysis, writing coverage, and studio executive biographies
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Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Question 64: Since I freelance and move around a lot from show to show, when I do know if it's time to get rid of some old gigs on my resume?
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
1. Ask 5 people who hire people who do what you do, what they pay someone with your credentials
2. Ask 10 people who do what you do what they would ask for if they were in your position
3. Call the union that represents your classification and ask a business representative
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Monday, May 4, 2009
1. Know that you can’t protect an idea, so you have to be smart about it. You can protect a script and a bible for a project... to an extent.
2. Know who you want to sell to. Do your research. Make sure the company who has produced your genre in the past is still interested in the genre.
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Question 61: If I make projects with friends or want to sell an idea for a script or project, how do I go about selling it to someone to produce?
1. Submit it to a festival (film festival for films, ITV.org for tv or webseries)
2. Put it up on YouTube and create buzz
3. Screen your project for decision makers
4. Create a website and sell corporate advertising space
5. Submit pitches for an article on your project to papers & magazines
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
Question 59: Question: How do you know who to contact about getting a job when the job you want is not posted on any website?
1. Create a target list of 10 shows/projects/companies
2. Contact 1-5 people per show/project/company as a mentor
3. Continue to build and deepen the relationships
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