Film/TV Careers: Keeping the Job
Proper Etiquette for Stage Moms
The phrase "stage mom" can have frightening implications for some people simply because of the behavior of a few overzealous moms. So, here are some etiquette recommendations for you stage moms out there so you won't be one of them.
ACTING TIPS: Commitment Will Get You Everything
One of the biggest things you can do to enhance your acting skills and one of the best ways to increase your chances of getting the role of a lifetime is to fully commit to the part, the craft and to your career.
Learning to Deal With Criticism
Part of working in the entertainment industry is learning how to deal with criticism. Unfortunately, everyone is a critic, so you have to either learn to ignore their opinions and stick to your convictions or grow a thicker skin and find ways to make such criticism constructive.
The Value of a Writer's Group
If you're a struggling writer, you might find that one way to get you going is by joining or setting up your own writer's group. A writer's group is typically made up of 3-6 fellow writers who meet once or twice a week and will critique your work and have you critique theirs. Writer's groups can be extremely valuable for all types of entertainment writers.
Acting: Taking the Sting Out of Rejection
One of the most difficult things about being an actor is the amount of rejection you have to deal with on a day to day basis. Here are a few tips to keep the rejection from getting the best of you.
Film/TV Careers: The Hollywood Assistant Survival Guide
Whether you work for an actor, a producer, a director, an agent or even an executive, being a Hollywood assistant can be quite challenging. Here are 10 steps to help you not only keep your job but to get the most out of it while you're there.
Being an Effective Manager
In entertainment, one of the best things you can do is learn to become an effective manager. This will allow you to move up the ranks quickly over the course of your career as you tackle bigger and better projects. But a manager is only as good as the systems he/she installs. So, here are a few ideas on the most effective ways to develop your management systems.
7 Habits You Need to Know
The book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People was given to me as a gift prior to my entering the entertainment industry. I simply couldn't put it down. Steven Covey gives a detailed analysis of the 7 habits you must have to be as effective as you can be. Working in such a highly competitive industry as entertainment, you can't go wrong by reading every word of this valuable book.
Five Tips on How to Keep the Job You've Got
In today's economy and with a series of strikes on the horizon, keeping a job in the entertainment industry is no longer an easy task. To help insure that you never lose yours, here are a few tips you will want to keep in mind.