One of my favorite new discoveries has been the Axios.com daily newsletter. The idea of adding a daily email to my life is huge, as I’m pretty protective of my email, but after just two days of trying it out, I was hooked. Here are a few things I feel could be applied to film distribution:
When talking about success in an artistic field like filmmaking or music, I usually tell people that I believe that talent accounts for about 20% of success.
The other 80%? Doing the work.
After the inauguration happened on January 20th, many of us–myself included–felt a combination of “oh man” and “what do I do now?”
The latter emotion took over and by the next week, we had uploaded the first episode of a new web-series we call Zion Politics.
It’s a weekly political show that mixes the topics of what’s going on in politics with the doctrinal teachings of the Mormon Church.
We’ve got a buddy that’s incredible at coming up with great ideas.
If ideas were what mattered, the guy would be a millionaire many times over by now.
You can see what’s coming, right?
This popular mantra from Tony Robbins is an effective way to approach getting things done. But there’s a flip side.
Why blog? Why write at all? What’s the point?
We spent New Years weekend down in San Diego this year, which happens to be where my trainer/nutritionist of the last 5 months lives and works.
In around February of this year, my business partner and I at Telekinesis Entertainment set out to do the impossible: raise money to make movies.
Every day for the last 10 months, we failed. It’s a harsh reality. Raising money to make movies is a zero sum game; you either have raised money or you haven’t.
Until this week, that is. We’ve officially succeeded at raising money to make a movie. Here’s a few things I’ve learned along the way in hopes of helping anyone starting out on a similar journey.
I was sitting down with a photographer friend the other day and the question came up about doing collaborations and free work.
When do you chose to do it?
Under what circumstances?
A few weeks ago, I was stressed out.
I wasn’t making enough money at work.
I also wasn’t doing much about it.
I wasn’t writing as much as I wanted to, and wasn’t doing much about that either.
Things needed to change – but how? Here’s what I did, and what worked.