Let’s be honest with each other Hollywood: Normal wasn’t working. Things need to change before production begins again.
Be nice. Could it possibly be that simple? In Hollywood, it seems “nice guys finish last” – untrue. Jesse Averna shows us how compassion leads to success.
Assistant editor Richard Sanchez found himself working on the same projects over and over that led his career nowhere. Then Richard decided it was time to create career opportunities instead of wait for them.
Learn the steps to “break in,” get noticed, build the right relationships, and become a production assistant in Hollywood from Cobra Kai PA Aaron Schmidt.
Learn how to network and build the right relationships, even if you don’t know anyone…or in Evita’s case didn’t even speak English well to start.
Becoming an AE (assistant editor) isn’t the only path to editing scripted television. Learn more in my conversation with experienced reality editors Phil Habeger and Toni Ann Carabello as they explore their options.
Choosing between the assist editing route vs the editing route is not an easy choice. Learn why becoming an indie editor is the best route for Wellington Harrison in part 2 of this podcast interview.
Choosing between the assist editing route vs the editing route is not an easy choice. Learn why becoming an assistant was the best route for Chris Cavanagh in part 1 of this podcast interview.
Want to know what conversations really happen in the edit suite of major television shows like Cobra Kai? Get an honest look in this interview with the Cobra Kai creators Jon Hurwitz, Josh Heald, and Hayden Schlossberg.
Learn how documentary and special features editor Len Ciccotello transitioned to working in scripted television using just a few simple steps.
Kyle Long is a Hollywood feature film and television writer, producer, and the showrunner of the recent limited series ‘Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac & …
Listen to Zack Arnold (ACE), Lillian Bension (ACE), Carol Littleton (ACE) and Andy Seklir (ACE) discuss what it REALLY takes to survive the working conditions in Hollywood and become a successful editor in Hollywood.
Those of us working in the filmmaking industry are willing to put up with ridiculous (and deadly) working conditions that few other industries would deem acceptable. But the much deeper question is: Why?
For those of us in Hollywood working behind computers in dark rooms for a living, will there ever come a time when we realize it’s counterproductive, unhealthy, and downright dangerous to work insane hours at the expense of our health and our creativity simply for the sake of our jobs?
Learn how to confront the barriers holding you back not only from being successful but also from having a career you can be proud of with ‘Filmmaker Freedom’ founder Robert Hardy.