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Goal Setting

January 17, 2022

As we transition into the New Year, many of you may still feel stuck in old habits, and goal setting can be an easy tool to help us overcome obstacles. We still have many of the same challenges that we faced the year prior. The pandemic is still a threat to public health and safety […]

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Every Ending is a New Beginning

January 5, 2022

“Every story has an end. But in life, every ending is just a new beginning.” Dakota Fanning as Ray From the movie: Uptown Girls As we begin a new year, we reflect on the past. This past year was challenging and full of ups and downs. For some, the end of 2021 may have felt […]

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Do It Yourself

December 21, 2021

Nowadays, we have a wealth of information at our fingertips. Websites like YouTube provide resources on topics we never thought possible! You may find yourself asking, why do I need a film school when everything I need to learn is online? Doing it yourself can be helpful in many ways, but you’ll need a little […]

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10 Reasons to Make the Move to Atlanta

December 8, 2021

Many production companies are making the move to Atlanta. Some examples of recent movies shot in Atlanta include: Hawkeye, Spider-man: No Way Home, Red Notice, and Jungle Cruise. Atlanta is also a hotspot for television series including: Stranger Things, Ozark, and The Walking Dead. So, should you make the move? We’ve made a list of […]

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3 Ways to be Professional

November 22, 2021

Let’s talk about professionalism. We often hear that we need to “be professional” on set but what does that really mean? We’ve broken it down into 3 ways to be professional: be kind, listen, and focus.   Be Kind. For the first example, we have Martin Scorsese whose birthday was earlier last week and his […]

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Call Your Own Shots

November 9, 2021

Have you found it difficult to find work during the pandemic? Are you scrolling through work pages waiting for the next opportunity to come along? Do you miss having the power to call your own shots? Let’s talk about creating your own work.  Instead of waiting for opportunities to pass you by, why not pick up […]

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Leadership is hard

October 25, 2021

I’m not going to speak directly about the tragedy that happened during the filming of Rust because it’s too soon for us to know the exact truth of what happened. But I will say that regardless of the details, Halyna Hutchin’s death was entirely preventable, and it was a failure of leadership.  And I’m not […]

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Work Smarter

October 14, 2021

There’s lots of hard workers out there. But they’re not all successful. You have to learn how to work smarter, not just harder. What are the missing elements?  1) Improve your methods.  Working hard is wasted if you’re not working smart. What does that mean? That means being efficient. Taking the time to question your […]

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“Call it”

September 14, 2021

It’s your first day as AD (Assistant Director) and everyone is ready to shoot. The director just looks at you and tells you to “call the shot”. What do you do? “Picture’s Up!” or “Quiet on Set!” This is your first step. Loudly, without screaming, let everyone know they’re about to go into an actual […]

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We’re changing, are you?

August 30, 2021

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results” – Rita Mae Brown (not Einstein, I checked) Everything around us is constantly changing, and that’s never been more true. I’ll throw another quote at you: “For he that gets hurt will be he who has stalled” – Bob Dylan The best […]

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