Director Ed Zwick has a whole new piece of advice for you.
In the last 30 years or more, no director has had such a career Edward Zwick. He’s an incredibly successful writer and director who recently went to Twitter to share his Rules for filmmaking, his Rules of government and some general career hours.
Well, Zwick is back. This time around, he’s talking more about how to make yourself a filmmaker and what to expect from a career in Hollywood. It builds on the lessons we read before and I think it opens us up for the future.
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This was an interesting thread. I like how much it focuses on practical advice on how to sustain yourself. It’s a marathon, not a sprint!
Even when things go well, they don’t always hold out. I like when rejection is a lifestyle because I feel like it’s a lesson we all learn over and over again. When you get a hit between the flops, you realize that the only thing you can control day in and day out is your own production.
And do you also know that it’s okay to take time out and really get pulled from story to story.
There’s also the idea that agents aren’t really there for you. That it’s okay to wait to exchange ideas and give your brain and body a break. I like the idea that we all experience these things at every level and you can almost feel more anxious about one hit than about mistakes because it’s so hard to explain why things are bought.
What were your big takeaways? Did you learn something that you want to highlight? What do you think of the list
Let us know in the comments.