Two members of the costume department discuss the realities of working in Hollywood production, how they’ve been exploited, and most importantly what steps we can take to affect positive change in the entertainment industry.
I and the Optimizer coaching & mentorship community discuss the upcoming strike vote and what we can do to support better working conditions in our industry for years (and decades) to come.
Never let others determine your value. Only you can determine your value. Are you willing to speak up for the respect you deserve?
Learn from award-winning producer/writer/director Mark Gantt how to overcome a troubled past, limiting beliefs, and imposter syndrome to make sh*t happen (without waiting for someone else’s permission).
In part 2 of this conversation recent college graduate Austin Coburn interviews me about how he can develop the proper habits early in his career to maintain work-life balance and avoid burnout.
In part 1 of this conversation I interview graduate-to-be Austin Coburn about what it really takes to break into and make it in the entertainment industry (and then in part 2 he interviews me!).
Mob Scene co-founder and CEO Tom Grane discusses the importance of building team cultures that foster work-life balance and creativity, and he also shares what it takes to work for a company at the level of Mob Scene.
Learn from integrative medical specialist Dr. Dave Jenkins about the many things in our modern lifestyles and environments that are causing brain damage, and the simple and practical steps we can take to reverse that damage.
Editor Jim Page tells the candid story of how he was fired for requesting a single day off for mental health, and what this says about everything that still needs to be fixed in the world of freelance creative work.
Learn how Eddie nominated editor David J. Turner evaluated the way he works and lives to go from being totally burned out and afraid of taking on new work to literally having the confidence and energy to apply for a trip to the moon.
Learn how writer/director Paul Del Vecchio overcame the anxieties and fears that caused him to always say ‘Yes’ to other people’s projects (even when they were the wrong fit) so he could focus on developing his own projects.
Learn the difference between being “busy” and being “productive” so you can define your own version of productivity and set goals that allow you to align your time with your values.
Author/Speaker/Consultant Jason Barger and I talk all about how to develop collaborative teams and positive work cultures, as well as how to foster deeper professional and personal relationships using his “Thermostat Culture” approach.
As the recently elected President of American Cinema Editors (ACE), Kevin Tent is leading the charge to make working smarter instead of harder in the edit bay one of his top priorities. He’s dedicated to making changes like taking regular walk breaks, adding in meditation, and even taking an occasional nap to enhance your creativity and get you through the day with more energy left over for your family and yourself when work is done. If you want to know how one of the top names in the feature editing game stays sharp and continues to work at such a high level, today’s conversation is for you.
I don’t know about you, but my brain is like an endless news ticker reminding me of the growing tasks, activities, ambitions, and must-do’s that I need to accomplish to prove my worth as a human. No sooner do I start one checklist item and I’m already thinking of the next. It’s been ingrained in me that striving, achieving, and accomplishing must be happening at all times!