Category: Career Advice

The Jerry Maguire-like Mission Statement that Every Filmmaker Should Read

Posted by Anthony - January 25, 2012 - Candid Advice, Career Advice KatzenbergMemo1

So I just came across this remarkable memo courtesy of a tweet by filmmaker Chris Jones of Living Spirit Pictures (also author of one of my favorite filmmaking books not written by me – The Guerrilla Filmmakers Handbook ). The memo – really a mission statement moreso than mere memo – is from Disney/Dreamworks film giant Jeffrey [...]

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REALITY CHECK: Your Filmmaking Job vs. Your Filmmaking Dreams

Posted by Anthony - January 25, 2012 - Animation, Career Advice DRbreakfast

The Huffington Post is running a new series called The Sundance Diaries where a handful of 2012 Sundance filmmakers are guest-blogging their experiences. I wanted to share one of those posts from Stephen Neary, a young man I first met when he was just in high school and touring my area, The Production Center, at NYU film [...]

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How to Train Your Clients…in 30 Days or Less

Posted by Anthony - November 16, 2011 - Career Advice, Corporate Video, Film Books, Freelance Video HTBABC-Logo1

If you shoot video as a freelance filmmaker, chances are high that you’ve had at least one client nightmare, so I thought I’d share this very funny spoof on the art of training your clients. It’s an ebook/audiobook entitled How to Be a Better Client by  the creative studio ID29 who clearly have an edgy [...]

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Episode #79- Al Thompson – Actor / Writer / Director / Producer

Posted by Anthony - November 5, 2011 - Acting, Career Advice, Directing, Double Down Film Show, Interviews, Web Series AlThompsonGraphix2

  On the this episode of the Double Down Film Show multi-hyphenate actor/writer/producer/director Al Thompson of ValDean Entertainment will break down the web series game and how actors and content creators can take charge of their own career and cut out the middle man.  Al has been a featured actor in The Royal Tenenbaums, A [...]

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Spike Tells It Like It Is to Young Filmmakers

Posted by Anthony - October 31, 2011 - Candid Advice, Career Advice, Directing spikeleespeaksAP

(AP File Photo) Just saw this posted by our friends at Shadow and Act and had to share also.  This man is one of my inspirations.  Shortly after seeing “Do the Right Thing”, I officially switched my major to filmmaking and never looked back…Listen and learn.  

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