Category: Career Advice

Denzel Washington Breaks Down the Key to Achieving Your Filmmaking Dreams

Posted by Anthony - May 12, 2014 - Acting, Candid Advice, Career Advice, Motivation and Inspiration denzel-washington-safe-house-black-enterprise

(photo: Black Enterprise) I know it’s been a long minute since I last put up a blog post here. I actually have a few dozen things I’ve wanted to write about and share for some time now, but had my nose to the grindstone completely revamping and updating the brand-new 2nd Edition of my first book, [...]

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My Short (But Memorable) Encounter With “Fast and Furious” Star, Paul Walker – R.I.P.

Posted by Anthony - December 3, 2013 - Acting, Career Advice, Motivation and Inspiration gty_paul_walker_ll_131130_16x9_992

Like many of you I was recently saddened by actor Paul Walker’s untimely death.  It was way too soon and sudden.  While I didn’t personally know him, I did get to very briefly meet him and in that brief encounter he unexpectedly taught me a little showbiz lesson that I never forgot, so I wanted [...]

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PEEP THIS: My Vintage Interview w/ George Lucas (circa 1998)

Posted by Anthony - December 21, 2012 - Career Advice, Interviews GeorgeLucasClip

So some 15 years later, I finally got around to digitizing my old Beta Demo reel and came across this little blast from the past I wanted to share with y’all.  This is a short video clip from “CORE” a teen show I worked on as a Segment Producer for  The Education Channel, shot at the opening [...]

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L.A. Splash Interview and Review of “The Shut Up and Shoot Freelance Video Guide”

Posted by Anthony - February 16, 2012 - Book Reviews, Career Advice, Corporate Video, Interviews LASplashLogo1

The reviews are coming in for my new book The Shut Up and Shoot Freelance Video Guide, the sequel to my first film book and the early buzz is very good.  After reviewing the book L.A. Splash magazine contacted me for an interview.  I spoke with them for over an hour about learning the craft [...]

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The Original “Mad Man”, David Ogilvy Gives You 10 Tips for Better Writing

Posted by Anthony - February 13, 2012 - Career Advice, Writing DavidOgilvy

I just came across this blog post at Brain Pickings that features a quick bit of golden wisdom from the Godfather of modern advertising, David Ogilvy, whose personality and legendary ad firm, Ogilvy and Mather, are the inspiration for the wildly popular tv show “Mad Men”. More than any other skill you learn in school, [...]

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