Daniel Strange is a TV commercial director who has also dabbled in unscripted television – and he’s one of the most honest people you’ll ever meet. Today, Dan shares tips and stories about working in the entertainment industry. More importantly, he discusses finding true success and happiness. The conversation is a no-holds-barred discussion of day-to-day working life in the entertainment industry. It’s also chock-full of useful tips. Plus, the ep includes an AMAZING Richard Marx story you won’t want to miss…
Daniel Strange – Not Strange at All…
What we love about talking with Dan is that he’s so down to earth and forthcoming.
You might have an “idea” or “image” of what it’s like to live as a Hollywood vet.
You know, working with movie stars, TV stars, famous musicians and top shelf athletes?
Sounds fun and glamorous. However, as you achieve this success, you’ll have to deal with all that comes with it. Many unforeseen twists will pop up in your creative career journey. When that happens, you’ll have to figure how to “live your dream” while staying sane and happy.
Practical Advice from Daniel Strange
Today isn’t simply thoughts on staying happy and sane in the industry. Dan also shares practical tips ranging from working with crews to keeping creative control on set.
We spent time in the trenches with Dan on our show Rhett and Link: Commercial Kings for IFC. In fact, when you listen to today’s wild story about Richard Marx and Biagio, you can rest assured that, at this point, the situation was fixed (The wardrobe should give it away 🙂 )
UPDATE: After we posted this, we were lucky enough to have a friendly tweet exchange with Richard Marx. As suspected…we got away with it!
Haha! I had no idea I had come that close to having to try to get through TSA in my boxer-briefs. That was a fun shoot. Cheers
— Richard Marx (@richardmarx) February 28, 2018
Just some of what we discuss today with Daniel Strange:
- How to get the best out of your team and crew – no matter what genre you’re working in.
- Advice for people who live outside of Los Angeles and dream of working in the business
- What you can learn from a former President about handling issues on set.
- Finding happiness in show business — or any business
- Working with famous people
- Hidden ways you can lose creative control as a director
- What makes “glamour” glamorous?
- Defining success
- Balancing your life while working in entertainment
- Growing your distinct voice
- Dan’s two pieces of advice for any aspiring filmmaker or producer
- And…how Richard Marx almost turned Biagio into a vandal!
And there’s so much more to pick up from our conversation with Dan. If you hope to work in the entertainment industry – AND stay happy and sane – hit that play button above now!
More Daniel Strange? Helpful and Related Links
Check out the official website of Daniel Strange
Follow us on Twitter @JokeAndBiagio
Listen to this discussion with Joey Korenman about living a freelance life while staying balanced.
Looking to catch your lucky break in Hollywood? Check out that link for a “spooky” discussion.
Trying to stay happy and focussed while chasing your dreams? See 3 Steps to Win the Hollywood Numbers Game
5 Traits of Successful TV and Film Producers – develop these and increase your odds of “making it” in the business
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