Written by Mitch Santell
1). Avoid Ass-Holes.
There is an ass-hole born every minute in Hollywood, don’t you be one of them. (Be a class act and be the person people remember through your kindness).
2). Watch How The People Around You Treat Others.
You will learn more by watching how someone treats the waiter or waitress during lunch. (If they abuse your server, then it is only a matter of time before they harm you).
3). Avoid Envious and Jealous People
Make a list of people who won’t support you in your project and never call them again. (Envy and Jealousy is the #1 reason why most projects fail, don’t get caught up in this).
4). Focus On Building Your Team.
Surround yourself with the best team possible who understand what you are doing.
5). Learn How To Turn Down Money.
The wrong investor will shred and cancel your project before you do so get clear on who you want to put money in.
6). Hollywood Isn’t In Hollywood Anymore.
Don’t believe me? Sign up with Netflix, Hulu or HBO Go, and you will see what I mean! Their content is for a global audience.
7). Keep Thier Secrets.
If you are serious about being a producer, you are going to end up as hearing everyone’s secrets.
8). Focus On Your Strength.
Take action based on your strength, not your weakness.
9.) Determine Your Exit Strategy First.
The goal is to know who you are selling too and where you want your project to appear.
10). A Non-Disclosure Agreement Is Either The Start Or The End Of Your Relationship
To dig deeper down the Hollywood Rabbit Hole you may want to consider these additional research links:
Old Hollywood: http://bit.ly/2oyh9TB
100 Years of Hollywood: http://bit.ly/2GKfWAr
History Of The Hollywood Sign: http://bit.ly/2FvoStQ
Missing History: http://bit.ly/2BS9aZR
Inside Laurel Canyon: http://bit.ly/2FwzKrl
Women You Didn’t Know Who Built Hollywood: http://bit.ly/2EV5jKu