How to Overcome Shyness and Dominate in Film

If you’re shy, you can feel worried about “making it” in film, because the film industry is such a people business. However, did you know your quiet, thoughtful ways can give you a huge advantage? One of the greatest ways to use your shyness is this technique.  This morning, I recorded a training showing you exactly how. 

Afraid to Freelance?

Watch this video if you’re concerned about transitioning into the freelance film industry. It’s an off-the-cuff example on how to have financial and time freedom, while maintaining film connections.

How People get Work on Big TV Shows

Watch this video if you want to ditch your current job and make a living working on TV shows. (and feature films like First Man with Ryan Gosling). It’s an impromptu inside look on how to break in professionally.   It’s from a broadcast from one of our A-lister parties in my backyard.  

Get Film Jobs Without Looking Desperate

How you get film work is by telling people about yourself, right? Wrong. This video is from one of our conference calls where I’m talking to A-lister Goran. He explains Friends in Film’s counterintuitive approach to getting referred work and how he made $7-8,000 from one connection. 

Why Non-Union Work is Good

Here’s a cool example of how to use non-union work to get acting, DP, writing, and other craft jobs.  

Get Acting Roles Without Auditioning

Here’s a quick training on what you need to do, if you want to get professional acting roles. No charge and nothing to do, but learn what to do. Enjoy!

How to Get Professionals to Respond

When I started in the film industry, I’d write these long emails trying to convince people I’d be a good candidate for them to hire. You probably already know that’s NOT the way to do it. It seemed like the film biz was a closed shop.   I’d reach out and I’d hear nothing. If I DID hear something back, it would lead to…nothing. Well, part of why I am so good at helping people now, is because I screwed up a lot…   In this video, I tell you how to get professionals to respond to you…and I reveal the one thing you need to keep in mind when you write that email. This is very important to know. Send a bad email and you can get blacklisted.

What to Never Do on Set

Making a good impression. On one hand, if you want to do a good job, you should automatically make a good impression. On the other hand, it’s possible to turn people off without knowing it. I just shot this call with A-lister Goran, show shares what he wished he had paid attention to.