Breaking into Hollywood

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Sometimes no’s are premature

One rule I’ve made for myself in Hollywood is don’t give up until you hear the word no, and even then that may be premature. I started my first screenplay about six years ago. A close writer friend of mine […]

Breaking into Hollywood

Breaking through ‘The Wall’

True or false? It just takes one script to break a writer into the industry… True and false. One script can break through that barrier between Hollywood Land and No Man’s Land, but that one script is smudged and smeared […]

Long road

The myth of overnight success

After 20+ years in the mainstream entertainment industry, most of it as a hiring executive, and 5 years as the writer of an entertainment career website, Your Industry Insider, I released a book called Breaking Into the Biz: The Insider’s […]

Libra

If you’re not “on”, don’t go to the party

Circa 1999, I was living at home with my mother in New York City about three months out of college. I thought I wanted to be a theatre agent. The day I got a job in the WMA NY mailroom, […]

Band management

What I learned working for Satan

I had been a manager for a while, but it didn’t really count since I didn’t get paid and I had no idea what the hell I was doing. To give you a bit of background, I was writing for […]

Twin Peaks

Art, sushi and David Lynch

It was 1989 and I was sitting at a sushi bar telling my father that I hated my job testing business software, and that, having just settled on the idea, what I really wanted to do was break into the […]

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