# The Business of Art

A not-boring (we swear!) exploration of strategies, procedures, and how learning from other professions can support creative pursuits.

Notes? Notes?! We Don't Need No Freaking Notes!!

Notes? Notes?! We Don't Need No Freaking Notes!!

You will have to make changes to your story, at some point or another, that you might not want to ... This is just how the world works, for better or worse.

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Online "Networking" Doesn't Have To Suck

Online "Networking" Doesn't Have To Suck

With every industry starting to realize how meaningless geography is in determining talent, perhaps they’ll be useful even beyond the pandemic.

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Lessons from an Ad Agency: Fear, Hope, and Fantasy in Genre Writing

Lessons from an Ad Agency: Fear, Hope, and Fantasy in Genre Writing

One of the worst pieces of advice ever given to a screenwriter has to be: “Write what you know.” The key is relatability. If you can relate, you can write.

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Absolutely No One is Stealing Your Idea

Absolutely No One is Stealing Your Idea

Look, I’m not going to stand here and tell you that this has never happened in the history of showbusiness. But these instances get so blown out of proportion that it creates a false narrative.

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Lessons from an Ad Agency: Want to be the Next Aaron Sorkin? Start by Being Don Draper

Lessons from an Ad Agency: Want to be the Next Aaron Sorkin? Start by Being Don Draper

It’s all storytelling, be it a product or a film or a TV show. Combining art and business is a tale as old as time.

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Actually, Your Movie Isn't "No Budget"

Actually, Your Movie Isn't "No Budget"

We all have the same $25, so why is my film not receiving accolades? It must be because I’m a failure as an artist and not because I didn’t get $20,000 worth of in-kind loans or volunteer labor offered by a cast and crew with expensive training and access to equipment.

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