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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

entertainment industry coach Question 454: I've written a short, now what?

Cont'd: "The script is my second; my first goes into production this month. So I have a few contacts I've hit up already, but I don't want to wear out my welcome with anyone and I'm hoping to expand my network. Just looking for fresh ideas!"

This question stemmed from the Greenlight Coach Newsletter I sent out to my readers. And the part of the question I want to address is the contacts.

Never assume people's "welcome" levels. Just tread lightly. Say to them, "I know I've asked you to help on my first short, and I appreciate your time and talent. I'm doing a second, and I know it's a lot to ask, but I didn't want to not ask you first, because I'm loyal to the people who work with me. So if you are interested, I would love to have you on board. If it's too much at this time, do you have a colleague whom you feel would benefit from the opportunity to work on my second short?"

You will most likely get a mix of answers and therefore be able to expand your network while maintaining the good relationships you already have.

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