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Rules of Hollywood


A series of advice columns by someone (with collaborations with others in the industry) who has worked and lived in Hollywood for years. Much of what I share are anecdotal, but there are good rules of thumbs and things I wish I knew before coming to Los Angeles myself.  I figure that, perhaps, others might be interested in knowing, learning and maybe laughing in the process. 


Rule #1

Don't Believe the Hype and Glamor


Rule #2

So You Want to Be a Screenwriter (Part 1 and Part 2)


Rule #3

Never Assume You Know More Than the Other Guy (Because the Other Guy Probably Doesn't Care)


Rule #4

Know the Limits on Being an Asshole


Rule #5

How to Get Your Foot in the Door Without Getting it Crushed (Part 1 and Part 2)


Rule #6

Buy a Car


Rule #7

Sell the Person, not the Product


Rule #8

Warning: Watch Out for Conmen (One Last Warning)


Rule #9

It's Not What You Know, It's Who You Know


Rule #10

Avoid Hollywood Temptations


Rule #11

You're Probably Being Used