I have often felt that art, film, drama and music schools leave a massive hole in the education of the student. That is: teaching the artist to be a “creative entrepreneur.” Without the development and evolution of sound business principals on which to build a career, the artist can become adrift in what has always been an extremely competitive marketplace. I have been an actor, producer and have spent the past twenty-five years as a talent agent for Below The Line Talent. It has become my passion to help freelance artists understand and utilize basic business principals to move their careers forward. These principals are based on communication, inspiration, consistency, honesty, specific planning and taking action everyday to help reach the ultimate goal of a long and successful career. It doesn’t matter whether you are an Actor, Director, Cinematographer or PA, and it doesn’t matter what career phase you’re in. The freelance artist’s most important skill is finding the work that will utilize the craft they love and provide a substantial livelyhood. To do so, you need the tools and motivation that successful business entrepreneurs possess. It is my greatest wish that sharing my experience and techniques will motivate and move you toward the career you’ve always wanted. Thanks for reading!