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Showing posts with label social media. Show all posts
Showing posts with label social media. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Contribute To Your Empty IMDb Profile

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For those who actually care about breaking into Hollywood, there is proof of this extra effort on their IMDb profile. A lot of Hollywood dreamers enjoy talking a big game to get attention. They post pictures on the red carpet, mention reading scripts on their phones, and share that they are under NDA for television shows they are on. They put "Public Figure" in their social media profile. These are big talkers with empty results. 

We don't need a scroll of roles, jobs and past projects to show we care about our Hollywood dream. I've encountered so many Hollywood people who haven't done the backend work to promote their skills. IMDb is the internet destination to locate all things related to movies. If you have the paid IMDd Pro edition, you can track down contact information to almost any entity in the industry. 

IMDd allows contributors to add information to profiles. In a way, they operate on a similar model to WikiPedia. However, IMDb is focused on maintaining a movie database with in-depth material. 

The problem with gloaters trying to impress people is that many of them have blank IMDb profiles. Unless someone added them to a production, they have no bio written, no trivia, no other works, no birthdates, no height, no quotes and anything else.

If the Hollywood dream is so important, why is this industry profile unfinished? People like to talk about how great they are, how smart everyone thinks they are. It can be an ego problem, where they love listening to themselves speak highly of themselves and are lazy to do the basic steps. In other cases, there are some people who do not take their dream serious to invest an hour into contributing content to their profile. Lastly, there are some newcomers who have little knowledge of IMDb to build out their profile. 

Expecting a million dollar dream to come true purely on luck is like riding a wave to your favorite dream destinations. Meeting industry people without having anything substantial to show them is another problem. Being prepared at moment's notice can increase your opportunities. Downplaying your value--humbling yourself--can show people you are easy to work with and there won't be a lot of pushing and shoving. 

Making your IMDb profile sizzle is the basic requirement in Hollywood. Leaving this profile blank is proof that you don't want your dream bad enough. Some social media personalities enjoy sharing the highlight reels and leaving out the tedious steps. Rushing results for instant gratification, acknowledgement and self-value can put Hollywood out of reach. 

Just do yourself a favor and contribute to your IMDd profile.


Happy Screenwriting! 

 


Sunday, October 4, 2020

The Social Media Game

In my honest opinion: There are many effective ways to confront the trolling/hating/negativity problem we see on platforms designed to create 24-7 attention online—dopamine rush. 

Become the change you want to see in this world... Write a self-love book, become a personal coach, teach personal growth from conflict to resolution, empower people through sharing other people’s stories, understand that countless people are broken beyond repair and crave envy/jealousy to function and recognize that people playing victims are actually enablers. 

What doesn’t work is self-pity, making people feel sorry and calling them out because the aggressors know they are winning. If we make little short films to show what we dislike and share these video clips, this creativity can increase public awareness. 

What works is gaining enough confidence to never worry about these people. 


Living life offline enjoying the simple moments matter most. Don’t delete negative comments to show people the real truth. If we have to explain what we want from others and justify why we should be treated a certain way as compared to others, we will never find inner peace and happiness. We shouldn’t exhaust our valuable energy challenging “out of touch” people. 


Working hard and teaching others how to stay fit can get rid of negative distractions. 


There is an obvious difference between confident people and those who struggle with low self-esteem and hide their pain/suffering. You can detect almost any positive/negative traits in the words. 


What people want to see is the steps to build better health and fitness. They want to know when we have off-days and how we overcome them. 


In the past few weeks, I elevated my fitness to achieve bigger goals that have drastically improved my focus and overall production. It’s exciting to pursue mini goals because taking action will bring us closer to our dreams. 


There is a reason there are stands where people just clap, support, shout, envy and act jealous—some people just accept complaining, whining, praising and self-doubting as a disguise to mask fear. These widely popular people providing entertainment on the court, on a field, in a ring, on a platform and on a stage have undergone immense criticism and still defied traditional conventions—even their family and friends have pushed big mountains in front of them to block their dreams/goals. 


If successful people allow other people’s negativity to seep into their minds, they will keep losing in this life. 


We live in a critical world; however, it is important for us to remain positive. Positive change starts with us... 


As a writer, I welcome criticism, the truth, negativity and jealousy. If I’m going to pitch a screenplay to executives, I will not tell them I deserve an option because I worked hard, I had to overcome many challenges, I had to take several jobs, I have no support and every other self-pity antic. They want to see a confident pitch that follows the industry steps. No amount of kicking and screaming will convince them to purchase a bad story. Besides, I wouldn’t waste my time sitting in a dark movie theater watching a happy story from beginning to end. 


The Pursuit of Happyness is a perfect movie to convey resilience and equal competition. Check out “Smithereens” Black Mirror episode. The answers you seek are there. Good luck 😊 

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Social Media Quote...

Stop wasting your life away on social media... Find peace living real life because this is the happiest thought we can enjoy every day. Be self-aware that self-care is the best answer to improve your overall life...