Hollywood is a numbers game. And it will drive you crazy. Today’s episode is about far more than simply selling a lot of projects. It’s about keeping your sanity and your happiness while pursuing a dream. Whether you’re pitching a reality TV show, writing screenplays, selling yourself as a director, or trying to work in any other area of showbusiness, today’s advice will help you get there in one piece.
Deciding to Play the Game
Working in the entertainment industry is hard. Selling your own projects is infinitely harder. But it’s possible.
You remember our shocking true story, right?
We came from nothing, knew nobody, and were crazy enough to bet our lives on our success.
Now we have a 7,000 square foot facility near Universal Studios, and over 100 hours of TV under our belts. (And if unscripted TV is your thing, our free guide How to Pitch a Reality Show will set you on the right path to pitching shows that sell.)
If we were able to do it, it’s not impossible. But it IS hard.
And today we’re completely, unabashedly honest about it.
More Than Just Following Steps
The steps we’re going to share may or may not sound earth shattering to you, but our reasons behind them come from over a decade of playing the Hollywood numbers game.
And we’ve won more than once.
Hit the giant “PLAY” button above and prepare you mind for Hollywood success.
Transcript Coming Soon!
Helpful and Related Links
Art of the Soft Pitch — don’t play the numbers game by simply pitching tons of ideas. You’ll lose.
Survive Production: 7 Weird Tips Guaranteed to Save Your Sanity and Help Avoid Burnout. Since we’re talking about happiness, these tips will help you get through any production with your personal life intact.
412 Days Later – the story of selling a show and waiting over a year to start shooting it. What???
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