“The Business is Slow Right Now…”

Nov 8, 2009 by     No Comments    Posted under: Attitude, Thousands of Stories

snailIf you go out around town you will probably hear a number of people talking about how slow the business is. While this might be true, there are still tons of people working, tons of jobs, and about a bazillion (actual number) films being shot on any given day in Los Angeles.

Yow know where the business is really slow right now, though? On your couch. Yeah, I’m pretty sure that there are no movies being filmed on your couch right now (that awkward semi-porno your roommate and their deranged partner are filming on their iPhones doesn’t count).

Get out there. Go meet people. Christ, just walk into a Starbucks and start chatting it up. I guarantee you at least 50% of the people in there work in the business. Beyond that, take a tip from Bonnie Gillespie and produce your own work (in the coming weeks I’ll tell you how this can get you that precious SAG card).

This is the time when people quit. They move home. Go back to their cubicle job saying it’s too hard. This presents a huge opportunity for you. Get ahead now. Get that training, make those connections, perfect that reel, send those mailers. Anybody can be competitive in the downhill part of a bike race. It’s the uphill sections that separate the winners from the losers.

Ben Whitehair is the Los Angeles contingent of this blog. Find out more information and view his materials on his website, or read the rest of his blog posts.