Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Karma Police

January is a month for looking forward and backward.

So while I was looking forward to meeting brand new people to take on brand new projects, people from my past popped back up and showed me the way.
  • a sharp co-worker asked if I was interested in rewriting a feature (um, yes!)
  • a blogger and TV writer asked me to help shoot some web videos (again, yes!)
  • a friend from film school asked me join in on a film related podcast (how cool!)
  • a great friend and talented musician asked me to make a music video with him (okay, of course, but now I might need a clone to do all of this too)
  • a talented actress who saw Another Life in May last year looked me up again to ask about my next projects (always good to have talented fans!)
  • a friend and brilliant writer asked for notes on her script and now wants to read my scripts and go out to dinner (movie talk over food... mmm)
Hollywood is always looking for the next thing, so it's easy to think that you'll find your next gig by sneaking into elite mixers and trying to make friends fast with some VIP hotshots... but that new gig just might come from a friend you haven't seen in a while.

Law #1 of Hollywood: Follow up.

Oh yeah, and be friendly about it. The only way I think I was able to rack up any of this good karma was by trying to always behave in a fun and professional manner.

In other news, I recently accomplished one of my New Year's ambitions: finishing another feature script. And tomorrow I have a meeting with a manager. Wish me luck!

P.S. Speaking of passing along good karma, download these awards-contending feature screenplays while you still can!

3 comments:

  1. Ooo, I love it all! I agree, you never know where that next gig may come from. I've been learning that a lot these past few months. Good luck tomorrow!

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  2. Glad to hear the wheels are turning. And what a spectacular list of scripts! Thanks for passing it along!

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