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What Do To When Art Institute Closes

Creative minds all across the United States are in shock after hearing about the closing of 18 different Art Institute locations. This massive closure means that more than half of the Art Institute locations will no longer exist. The Art Institute offers a variety of different programs including film and music production, culinary, fashion, and […]

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Looking In Weird Places

As someone who works in a creative profession it’s imperative for you to shake the cobwebs off and get energized again and again. Pulling from all areas of life and looking in weird places to replenish your creativity can help feed your art and keep your voice unique. So get out there! Take time out […]

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The Upside of Side Projects

Being a creative professional is a career path that’s less straight ahead, more filled with twists, turns and moments of highs and lows. Working in a creative field requires agility, quick thinking, and a sense of self confidence. It’s important for us to consistently improve our skills, refine our talent, and to remain attuned to […]

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Which Books are Good to Adapt?

As if writing a screenplay wasn’t hard enough, writing a screenplay based on a novel can be even harder. While you have the benefit of knowing the basic storyline and having, in most cases, a well-honed leading character, in other ways writing a great screenplay adaptation of a book comes with a whole host of […]

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Why Manners Matter in Music, Film, and TV

The Work Requires Effective Human Interaction If you want to work in music, film, television, radio, or anywhere in media and entertainment, know this: manners matter. All of these industries are heavily focused on human interaction and communication and knowing one’s manners really is a crucial component of getting noticed, earning respect, and moving on […]

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The Power of Positive Thinking for Creatives

If you’re a creative person who’s experienced moments or even long periods of time feeling unsure about yourself or conflicted, you’re not alone. Creative people tend to examine the external world and to delve deep and ask questions that aren’t even on the radar for most folks. The payoff for their capacity to feel and […]

Great Movies about Moviemaking

#1 – The Player Directed by Robert Altman, written by Michael Tolkin and based on his book by the same name, the 1992 film The Player sees a Hollywood film studio exec’s life collapse in on itself after he murders a fledgling screenwriter. It’s a film that makes fun of the film industry and the […]

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