Tweeting blunder

Don’t Let this Kind of Tweeting Blunder Jeopardize Your Next Job

My friend Hannah works in Human Resources at a MAJOR production company and is in charge of hiring interns and assistants for the executives.  One of the big shots at her company gave her the resume of a son of his golfing buddy and told her to interview him. She looked over the resume of Donny and was not impressed. …

How to get an agent

How to Get an Agent

Although I haven’t worked as a talent agent for over a decade, I’m still asked this question: “How can I get an agent?” My response remains the same, “you don’t get an agent, an agent finds you.” Getting an agent is like dating in the 1950s. A girl does all she can to make herself attractive to a boy (pretty …

Why you can screw-up, but never f-up

Here’s Why You Can Screw-Up But Never F-Up

My former boss would say all the time, “you can screw-up, but you can never “F-up.” Screwing-up is making a mistake like dropping off a FedEx package 5-minutes after pick-up is scheduled for the night. F-ing-up is lying to your boss to say you made it to the dropbox by the deadline and have no idea why FedEx didn’t pick …

The Importance of Relationships

The Importance of Relationships

I read an article in Variety and thought it illustrated a great point about lasting professional relationships and how positive they can be. Nina Tassler, the highly regarded television executive, recently announced that she is stepping down as the Chairman of CBS. The author of the Variety article is Bob Greenblatt, the current Chairman of NBC and competitor of Nina’s …