BE ON THE CUTTING EDGE OF THE BUSINESS SIDE OF THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY

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Saturday, July 24, 2010

entertainment industry coach Question 507: Is it worth it to make my own film with my own money?

You'll never know unless you do it. All I can tell you, as someone who's produced many of my own projects, is that in my experience, each one has led to more opportunities, more exposure, more credibility, and more amazing people that I want to work with over and over again.

I can tell you when I produced my own, I had amazing mentors and I surrounded myself with department heads who were all more knowledgeable than me AND I LISTENED TO THEM. Put your ego aside and do what's best for the project to get the most professional work you can create.

If you can get someone else to produce, someone who's really good at it, that's a great experience to.

Be sure to manage your expectations, which means: decide what you want your outcome to be. If it's to make money, you better have amazing development mentors who can tell you if your script is up to par. You'd better have outstanding talent in every department.

The odds are not on your side as far as being a break out indie, but that doesn't mean you can't be one of the exceptions to the rule if the story is there and the talent is there to back it up.

Good Luck!!!!

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entertainment industry coach Question 506: Can someone who's worked in the industrial video world transition to tv & film?

You actually have an advantage over the people who want to break in and have zero experience. People transition to all areas of entertainment from all kinds of different industries. Lots of lawyers become writers, cops become actors, and yes, industrial videographers have made the move to tv & film.

Read my previous blogs. It's a lot to catch up on, but not everything will apply to your path so you can skip over those.

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