10 More Tips on How to Work and Survive in the Film & TV Business

by Peter D. Marshall

Here are 10 more quick tips to help you better understand how to work and survive in the film and television business today:

11. you need to always ask questions

12. as a Director, you have a lot of power – don’t abuse it

13. you have to EARN respect – not demand it

14. if you are wrong, be strong (admit your mistake)

15. you need to have an EGO because ego is important for your survival. But misplaced ego (what I call self-importance) is what makes this business hard sometimes (Insecurity + self-importance = people we hate to work with)

16. you need to be respectful, courteous, fair and strong

17. you need to have a sense of humour! (learn to laugh at yourself)

18. it’s only a movie (no one gets hurt)

19. it’s only a movie (not a cure for cancer)

20. but most of all, you have to have PASSION! (because some days that may be the only thing that will keep you going)

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Want to Learn More Film and Television Directing Tips and Techniques? Check out Peter D. Marshall’s 2008 multi-media reference guide for filmmakers, The Art and Craft of the Director 10-Day Audio Seminar – a 162 page eBook packed full of insider film directing tips and tools supported by over 500 film making reference links, 26 mp3 audio files, 28 video links and 23 pdf special reports all designed to help you become a successful, working film and television director.

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