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▶  Video – Getting started in the entertainment industry | Advice


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▶  Video – Interview with Michael Gier


Michael Gier, I made a living for most of my life as an entertainer, www.MichaelGier.com. I also now produce and direct film projects. Be sure to go to my IMDB page, http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0317364/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1. I'm also a serial entreprenuer and I've created a number of businesses over the years. Silver Dove Productions, LLC is a production company with two divisions. One that produces TV commercials, videos for business websites & internet marketing, and more,www.SilverDoveProductions.com, and Silver Dove Films our other division that produces family friendly films that inspire, www.SilverDoveFilms.com. MHV Properties is my real estate investing business, www.MHVPropertie .....

How to Promote Yourself as a Freelance Model


Some models would rather promote themselves instead of listing through an agency. Nothing wrong with this but it does require more work on your part. If your are signed with an agency, they promote the business, they talk to the clients in your behalf, they set up the shooting dates, they take the heat if you don't make it to the session, etc. But, there are many models who are "loners" in the pool of modeling and want complete control over who they work with and why. If you are one of these models, read on ... There are several ways to promote yourself. I will try to mention some ways for you to promote your modeling talent and a step by step format to follow. First things fi .....

Ten Helpful Hints for New or Professional Storytellers


This storytelling thing we do is a powerful medium in our world of images and sound bites. And what better way to transport people into different worlds is through storytelling. Our modern world is built around how many choices we have and how many flavors we can get. Through this medium of storytelling, you can invite those around you to see what you have to offer. Hopefully, some of the following tips will help you on your journey up the Storytelling Mountain. 1. Be Funny - Lighten up! I've seen to many storytellers with a bad attitude. You must be fun to be around! Who would want to hire you if you aren't lively! That's your job, first and foremost. Storytelling comes second. You don't .....

Why Radio Won’t Play Indie Music


As I clicked on a popular music business forum, I was greeted with a question. "Why won't commercial radio play music by Indie Artists?" My reply to this person was as follows: "As a former Operations Manager and Music Director on both the Comm and Non-Comm sides, Let me break the reason down for you. Commercial Radio needs ratings to get paid from advertisers. Most advertiser's, on radio, are ad agencies. Ad agencies base their "buys" (sponsorships) on a Cost per point ("CPP") basis. CPP is based on how many thousands of listeners a radio station can capture in a 15 minute period (or cume). Many commercial radio [Program and Music] don't want to put thier ratings at risk, by air .....

How To Get Into Acting


  Many people have wanted to know how they can get into acting. Sometimes a model realizes that he or she cannot make a full-time living with a modeling career. Other models are aware of their limitations such as height and bone structure. They know that beyond print work, it can be real tough to get into modeling. So they choose to step into the broader acting field. Acting requires more specialized training than modeling does. Most actors and actresses get into acting by getting involved in theatre, dramas, plays and stage productions. Many actors and actresses also get into acting through an acting coach. An acting coach trains you much like an athletic coach does, except the m .....

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