"Should I give a discount to my clients?"

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Typical entrepreneur’s desk (Photo credit: fensterbme)

It’s happened once again, folks.

A client has asked for a discount on her very first project — claiming that she’ll make it up by giving me more work in the future. (more…)

Video 101: Do you need a treatment before script?

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Script (Photo credit: sc63)

Yes, you need a treatment before script.

Begin with a preliminary treatment, a page or so of prose describing what your production will be about. I do this when a lot of ideas have been kicked around, or when the production is long and/or complex.

I don’t use a preliminary treatment when (more…)

"Do I need social media?"

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Refuse Ordinary, founded by my coaching friends

“Do I need social media?” is one of the first questions I hear from many friends and prospective clients.

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Video 101: How to read a script

Teleprompter screen circa 1975-1980

Teleprompter screen circa 1975-1980

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Teleprompter

When you ask for script samples from prospective writers, they will submit scripts to you presented in television format or in a screenplay format. As their names suggest, one has become traditional to television (and video) and the other to dramatic presentations. (more…)

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