Biz Tips

Zen & The Art Of Drawing Trees

Remember when Mr. Miyagi made Daniel do all those random tasks? Wax on Wax off and all that. And Daniel just wanted to get in the ring and fight?

Ah… patience Daniel San. Read more…

The 4 Scariest Words In [Show] Business

This week’s post comes from an idea I stumbled upon a few years back while reading “It’s Not Who You Know, It’s Who Knows YOU!” by David Avrin. This book is a great read for any growing business and talks a lot about that terrifying B-Word: Branding. Read more…

Your Demo Reel: A Free Sample of You

These days, it seems like no one believes in a product until they can try it for themselves…for free. I know that I’m guilty of it. My favorite part of shopping at Costco is getting to try all the free samples. Most of the time when I try a product, I feel indifferent about it […] Read more…

Tackling Your Taxes

Tax time is no fun for anyone. It’s not fun when you’re rich and it’s less fun when you’re broke. And as an artist, nothing could be less sexy. I’m hoping to make it slightly sexier today. Fingers crossed. Read more…

Networking 101: How to work your contacts – Part Two

Welcome back to Part Two of “How To Work Your Contacts”! With any luck, you’ve checked out Part One and got your assets all set up! So let’s dive in! So you’ve got yourself some shiny new contacts and want to make them work for you. How do you do it? How do you ask them […] Read more…

Networking 101: How To Work Your Contacts – Part One

In a business that is, arguably, more about who know you than actual talent, it can be hard to navigate the murky waters of your “network.” Many of us struggle with the etiquette of how to approach an industry contact. So, I’m here to offer my best advice from both sides of the “asking.” In […] Read more…

What Does ‘In Perpetuity’ Mean? (Actor Contracts)

Hello friends! I’m back today to discuss a super important issue regarding your commercial contracts. Okay, so you’ve booked a gig off LA Casting. It’s an infomercial for a hair product that pays $500/day, $1000 buyout…In perpetuity. What does ‘in perpetuity’ mean? “In perpetuity” means…forever. And ever. They can use your image in this infomercial […] Read more…

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