Believe in yourself

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How I got my “yes” back

“We want the juicy.” “It has to be noisy.” “Bring the sexy.” “This is big, we want huge.” Those are notes I have heard again and again over the last few years. I am naturally none of those things. Instead, […]

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Counting someone else’s chickens will only get you in a scramble…

Hollywood, or more specifically the people of Hollywood, never cease to amaze me. We all want to be a part of the same business and yet we compete incessantly; even with our ‘friends.’ Elbowing, shoving, disparaging, hell… Even sabotaging others […]

Selling a Pilot

Step 5: “We love what you wrote – now change it”

Hey people, Dave Addison back. Remember me? The guy (who doesn’t use his real name) that happily sold his pilot to Pickaschmodeon (not its real name either) in hopes of bettering the world of children’s television with his brilliant writing? […]

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Miley Cyrus

“If you believe in yourself anything is possible.”
– Miley Cyrus

T is for tenacity

T is for tenacity

Recently I did an interview for a Canadian documentary about Canadians in Hollywood (a fascinating list of people with great accomplishments that somehow I got thrown into the middle of). One of the more interesting questions they asked was “What […]

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My ‘Zoo Story’

The one question I always get when meeting new people is “How did you get into this business?” What they are really asking is “why in hell did you choose a business where you spend every moment of your waking […]

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