Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Sarcasm-Free Week: Day 1

Call me slow or embarrassingly oblivious, but I recently realized I've spent way too much time being snarky and bitter about Hollywood. This constant analysis of what I perceive to be hypocrisy, limited creativity and shameless behavior was catching up with me in a big way. And if my feelings started to rub off on you, I'm sorry. Your life in Hollywood was supposed to be an adventure in pursuing your passion, not a bunch of grousing about how you're getting screwed over.

So for the next four days I will impart only positivity and a few recommendations on making Hollywood a better place. Let's share a spirit of camaraderie because it's something decent people should do for each other.

Help someone out today.

It's simple and easy to do, so give it a shot. Read an unsolicited script. Interview (or maybe even hire) a person who isn't related to someone famous. Offer to mentor someone new to the industry. Schedule a pitch meeting with someone who doesn't have an agent. Share the UTA joblist with the newly unemployed (whether college grads or William Morris employees). Remember you were once a nobody too.

We don't always need to compete. Sometimes we can just be nice. I'm gonna try it. Join me.

2 comments:

Brian said...

Good luck!

karen said...

ny times article says that nice is back in:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/24/fashion/24nice.html?_r=1&scp=3&sq=nice&st=cse

so that is good timing.

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