Attitude is everything. Circumstances happen, but what you make of them is all about your thoughts, feelings, ingrained patterns and beliefs, and those are all about your state of mind. Certain emotions and reactions are natural in the face of challenging circumstances — even easily justified — but the bigger question is: What are you going to let circumstances do to you?
Stunt work has been at the heart of moviemaking since its inception. Before Garbo spoke, before King Kong scaled the Empire State Building, stunt professionals were falling off rooftops, being dragged behind runaway stagecoaches, and running across the roofs of speeding trains.
When my father Bruce Lee said there is “no other help but self-help,” he didn’t mean you shouldn’t ask for help. In fact, asking for help is helping yourself and often takes some courage.
Writers and directors always hope that their work will not only be entertaining in the moment but will also break through and become part of the larger social conversation. Last fall, Scott Frank made just such an impact on the global zeitgeist with the limited series he wrote, directed and produced, The Queen’s Gambit.
Andrew Ross Sorkin is a media renaissance man. He created the uber-popular DealBook blog for The New York Times, is anchor on CNBC’s Squawk Box, wrote the bestselling book Too Big To Fail, and cocreated the Showtime hit drama Billions.
Decades later, it’s easy to look back upon Bruce Lee and see a powerful, barrier-breaking innovator who, against all odds, became a Hollywood success story and ultimately a global icon. But when he was in the midst of accomplishing that, he was a struggling actor, martial artist and family man just trying to do his best to be recognized for his talents and make a living!
Intellectual property – or IP, as it is more commonly called – is the common currency of today’s entertainment industry. IP can take any number of forms. It can be a published novel, a comic book, a magazine article or even a board game! An IP can be original material such as a screenplay, a self-published book or a short story.