How to get paid for acting and stop waiting tables

Go to any restaurant or coffee shop in or around Hollywood and you'll find that your servers lead double lives, 'I'm really an actor' one will say with pride while pulling out a shiny business card with his/her headshot on it. When people outside the industry think of...

How to be a better director: 3 dead simple tips to make your life easier

Directing films is not a finite goal, it's a process and you never stop learning. Originally I had put these tips in my other article 4 and a half lessons I learned the hard way but I split them into two because there seemed to be two kinds of tips: The bigger picture...

The 5 Best Options for Rocío

I was talking to a friend of mine who is really bored with her job the other day and wants out. She told me that in her job she was mostly reading one of those BS lists like '10 reasons why Kanye West needs braces'. We joked that there should be a list for her best...

Stuck? Figure out what you REALLY want to do with your life

Much of the advise you hear about success can be very useful to help you get what you want. But what if you don't know what you want? Maybe you have an idea like "I want to get more money" or "I want to work in entertainment". The problem is, vague goals produce vague...

Plans and Goals for 2014

I know, I know. We're almost in February. But my very first goal of the year was to set my other goals... mission accomplished! Here are my goals for this 2014: Professional goals: My professional goals are simple. I just finished my latest feature film script,...

Making an epic short film on a budget

Over the last year and a half I've been putting together an action packed sci-fi show for the web called 'Bionique', and we're doing it with a budget so low it's ridiculous. We made a Prologue Episode and a Trailer (that you can watch at the bottom of the article)....

Flagged as a spammer by Kickstarter

It was the third week of the Kickstarter Campaign for Bionique. We'd only raised around $900 and I was running out of ideas. I went again to the wildly successful VGHS Season 2 Kickstarter page to see if something jogged my mind... something did. I saw that they had...