Thursday, October 21, 2010

entertainment industry coach question 596: Is it true that things slow down at Thanksgiving?

It depends on what you mean by "things". Purchasing slows down. Executives and decision makers have historically wrapped things up in anticipation of vacation time, by Thanksgiving. So, pitching something at holiday time isn't necessarily the best timing.

However, networking is full speed ahead during the holidays. There are tons of holiday parties at studios, production houses, unions, vendors, and at people's homes. It's also a great opportunity to send a holiday card to re-establish relationships.

The old saying, "when one door closes another door opens..." could be applied here.

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