Happy Holidays from Producing Unscripted! ’Tis the season to be jolly, and if you asked Santa for a new episode of Producing Unscripted, you’re in luck! Today we share some important stocking stuffers with you – three Hollywood tips to make the most of the season. We cover everything under the tree, from important industry advice, to how to keep busy when you aren’t in production. So grab some hot chocolate, start up the fire and get ready for our last podcast of 2018!
The Reason for the Season
It’s important, especially during the holidays, to go into every production with the right attitude. No matter how long you’ve been in the industry, working hard and getting the job done is a constant must. With every job you take you’re building your career. More importantly, you’re building relationships.
We always talk about paying your dues and working your way up the ladder. None of that can be done without creating meaningful bonds with others in the field. The holidays provide lots of opportunities to strengthen those bonds, and reconnect with people who can help you.
Another important thing, especially during this time of year, is having a penchant for gratitude, not attitude (even for us!) So, take this season of giving and remember to work hard, treat other crew members with respect, learn new things, and most importantly, have fun!
We are making TV after all.
Christmas in Tinseltown
During the holidays, you’ll find a lot of holly in HOLLYwood, and we’re not talking about the Christmas tree atop Capital Records. Sure, there’s the hustle and bustle that goes with the season. But…this is also the time when people find it the hardest to book work. We have some advice for those stretches when the jobs aren’t coming. Don’t worry…the holiday parties won’t stop.
Holly, Jolly Homework
Home for the holidays and already hiding from your family? Or just hiding from the cold weather? (More reason to move to LA!) Take advantage of the downtime. It’s been our little trick for years. For the two of us, it’s one of our most productive times.
Why? This, more than any other time of year, is the time to study up and do some research. If you play it right, you can turbo-charge your career.
We share what to study and how to watch TV like a producer. Plus, some life advice about communicating with your family during this time of year…especially if you’re working.
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That’s a Wrap!
We had such a wild 2018. Thank you for joining us by listening to the Producing Unscripted podcast. Many of you even pitched projects to us at Joke Productions. Be sure to stay tuned in 2019 for more episodes, tips, and fun.
Joke and Biagio
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