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"5 Ways to Break Through Hollywood's Glass Ceiling"

Monday, October 5, 2015   (0 Comments)
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From IndieWire:

4. Be business savvy.

"It’s really important for you to find a business partner," said Louie. If you're a director, this means one thing: Find an excellent producer. "They will help you translate your art into the commercial marketplace."

"Everyone who's had any lengthy career in film has a partnership with a producer," added Harron.

But pairing with a producer is a complex, nuanced process. "Finding the right producer is like finding a life partner," said Kushner. "You have to find the right fit. It's a long road to travel with somebody. Find someone who brings something of value to your project, and whom you trust."

Beyond producers, developing a long-term relationship with a casting director can also prove immensely beneficial. "Pay attention to casting. Develop relationship with people who can cast," said Stille. She harped on the importance of being familiar with the business realm."You have to read the trades, follow trends, network, do all the things you would do in any business. Create spaces where people can find you."

- Read the full article at IndieWire.com



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