# The Business of Art

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

Are Awards Shows Ruining Show Business

Are Awards Shows Ruining Show Business

I’m all for pushing envelopes, but should cringe be a part of awards show comedy?

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5 min read

Respect Yourself

Respect Yourself

And there I was in the fancy office of a multi-million-dollar production house where I acted like a 10-year-old schoolboy sent to the principal’s office.

# Read # The Creative Mind # The Business of Art
4 min read

I'll Be There For You

I'll Be There For You

You don’t have to love the ride, but accepting it is freeing.

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4 min read

The Very Model of a Modern Major Musical

The Very Model of a Modern Major Musical

It may start with our mother’s heartbeat, but when we enter the brutal reality of the world, we hear the cascading rhythms of human voices, outside world noises … and, if we’re lucky … some form of musical notes.

# Read # The Business of Art # Interviews
9 min read

Yes, Page Count Still Matters

Yes, Page Count Still Matters

Think like a salesman ... if you have a product you need to sell, which would you rather have? More potential buyers? Or fewer?

# Read # Style & Substance # The Business of Art
8 min read

Please, Doctor Strange, Fix the MCU For Us!

Please, Doctor Strange, Fix the MCU For Us!

... you need to make us want you again.

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7 min read

Everybody Knows the Alphabet

Everybody Knows the Alphabet

There are only two types of feedback that matter.

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4 min read

The Life, Death, and Rebirth of Film Projection

The Life, Death, and Rebirth of Film Projection

As it is said, film is the rare art form that the artist cannot afford the canvas on which to paint. Digital filmmaking has changed that.

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12 min read

Below the Line: Script Supervisor Stacy Rowe

Below the Line: Script Supervisor Stacy Rowe

"You’ll find that so many people are willing to help you if you work hard and tell people what you want. We all had to start somewhere. You just need the confidence to speak up and make it happen."

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13 min read

Fix Your Script First

Fix Your Script First

When somebody finally gives you a chance and decides to read what you’ve got, it’s up to your writing to keep them engaged—not you.

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5 min read

Find the Right Reader

Find the Right Reader

The point is—you will never find anything where everyone agrees. It's literally impossible. And Hollywood is no different.

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7 min read

Whatever Happened to the Political Thriller?

Whatever Happened to the Political Thriller?

But since 2012, there have been precious few political thrillers popping up on the big screen. Why? It’s not like there aren’t stories ripe for the picking ...

# Read # The Business of Art # Style & Substance
6 min read

Below the Line: Location Assistant Melanie Roddy

Below the Line: Location Assistant Melanie Roddy

If anybody ever reads about our business, I hope people take away that quality of life is the most important. You make enough to live and you get with good people. That's the important shit.

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21 min read

15 Types of Income to Create or Refine a Part-Time or Full-Time Author Business Model That Works for You

15 Types of Income to Create or Refine a Part-Time or Full-Time Author Business Model That Works for You

All authors can create holistic, rewarding cottage industries, sidelines, part-time or full-time businesses around their book/s, their knowledge, their experiences, and their author status.

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5 min read

Hollywood Creatives Fundraising for Strike Funds: Where to Find Help if You Need It

Hollywood Creatives Fundraising for Strike Funds: Where to Find Help if You Need It

Hot Labor Summer is all too real, so Hollywood's creatives are finding some, well, creative ways to raise money for strike funds.

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4 min read
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