There’s a lot more to landing your next dream job than having “great skills.” Learn how to become a networking ninja so the right people know you exist.
Ep40: Breaking “Bad” From Assistant to Editor | with Kelley Dixon, ACE (pt 2)
In part 2 of our conversation today we dive as deep as I’ve ever gone into all of the steps necessary to climb from the bottom of the ladder to the top in Hollywood. We go over all the details of Kelley’s “overnight success story” where it took her just short of 20 years of being an assistant editor before exploding onto the scene with Breaking Bad.
Ep39: Breaking “Bad” From Assistant to Editor | with Kelley Dixon, ACE (pt 1)
Learn how superstar television editor Kelley Dixon rose from assistant to the top of her game…and all the dirty details in between.
Ep18: Surviving the Insanity of the Edit Suite | with Billy Goldenberg, ACE
Learn some of the fundamental steps necessary to get noticed and rise to the top in Hollywood post-production with Oscar-winning editor Billy Goldenberg.
Ep17: Is Taking Free Work Really Worth It? | with Alan Bell, ACE
It’s extremely common in creative industries to see job listings for free or low paid work, but how do you know if it will ultimately lead to career growth?
Ep16: Writing Your Own (Unique) Path to the Top | with Wendy Calhoun
Want to be a Hollywood writer? Learn how to break down every conceivable barrier and forge your own unique path to the top.
Ep15: Transitioning From ‘Reality TV’ to Scripted Drama | with Monica Daniel
Learn how an accomplished reality TV editor successfully transitioned to working in scripted television.
Ep14: Are Creative and Tech Workers the New ‘Blue Collar?’ | with Maxim Jago
‘Blue collar’ workers used to work in coal mines. Is it possible that being stuck behind a computer for 12 hours a day is the new blue collar?
Ep13: The True Meaning of ‘Below the Line’ and How It Affects Your Career | with Mike J. Nichols
For those who work in the filmmaking industry, ‘Below the Line’ is a pretty common term, but in case you’re not familiar with it, it …
Ep12: The Right Way to Network In Hollywood | with Chris Visser
Unlike doctors or lawyers, the path to having a successful career is not linear. The key is knowing how to build connections & forging your own unique path.
Ep11: Making It In Hollywood as a “Creative” (What They Don’t Teach You In Film School) | with Norman Hollyn
Unlike doctors or lawyers, the path to having a successful career is not linear. The key is learning the proper steps to forge your own unique path.
“Empire” Editor Has 7 Steps to Network Successfully in Hollywood
Author’s Note: The following is an article I originally wrote with Rob Hardy for the site Frame.io titled ““Empire” Editor Has 7 Steps to Network …
The Beginner’s Guide to Optimizing Yourself
This simple four word phrase changed my entire outlook on life the first time I heard it and is the foundation of the Optimize Yourself philosophy…