Bri Janes

Bri Janes is the Director of Management & Development at Pipeline. She reads, writes, and judges. Not necessarily in that order.

Strike Back - Ending Hollywood's Historic War on Workers

Strike Back - Ending Hollywood's Historic War on Workers

What effect did all of this end up having on Hollywood? A culture of abusive bosses, low pay, and hazardous working conditions that has continued for decades.

# Read # The District
3 min read

Writing is Research

Writing is Research

“Doing good research” means doing more than parroting Twitter talking heads and Washington Post articles in a political drama.

# Read # Style & Substance
3 min read

Art in Politics: An Abridged History - Censorship and Freedom of Expression

Art in Politics: An Abridged History - Censorship and Freedom of Expression

While propaganda can be perpetuated by anyone, regardless of their societal position, censorship is a unique tool that can only be used by those in positions of power.

# Read # The District
4 min read

Art in Politics: An Abridged History - Propaganda

Art in Politics: An Abridged History - Propaganda

What happens when that art goes from simply being influenced by politics to explicitly endorsing a political opinion? That, comrades, is when art becomes propaganda.

# Read # The District
4 min read

Hamilton Needed a Weekend

Hamilton Needed a Weekend

How are you going to make something that’s going to change the world when you’re too busy to experience the world you’re trying to change?

# Read # The Creative Mind
3 min read

Build a Better Pitch Deck

Build a Better Pitch Deck

Please, please PLEASE do not hesitate to inject your personality into your deck. This isn’t a technical manual, it’s a freakin' movie!

# Read # Style & Substance
4 min read

Kill the Cat: Storytelling Structures for Screenwriters Sick of the Hero’s Journey

Kill the Cat: Storytelling Structures for Screenwriters Sick of the Hero’s Journey

Raise your hand if you’ve ever been personally victimized by "The Hero’s Journey." Now that every screenwriter’s hand is up ...

# Read # Style & Substance
5 min read

#Content: The Internet and the Democratization of Art

#Content: The Internet and the Democratization of Art

For years, the rich and the powerful have been the unseen gatekeepers of art and culture, using the concept of “exposure” as an exploitative currency. And for the first time in human history, that paradigm has changed.

# Read # The District
6 min read

A Billion Little Stings

A Billion Little Stings

Every creative knows that feeling. We also know it's just part of the business. An occupational hazard. You pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and move on. But for some, that one little bee sting feels more like a thousand angry hornets.

# Read # The Creative Mind
4 min read
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