(August 2nd 2013)

Industry Knowledge

Blog: Industry Knowledge

I've talked briefly in the past about meta humour and industry jokes so I’m going to try to avoid repeating myself as much as possible and, as a result, this might be a shorter blog post than usual. Notice how I've had blog posts that fluctuate in size before but never bothered to explain why they differed in size? Yeah I don't know why either. Maybe I'm just trying to pad this one out because I'm worried that I'll struggle to get a sentence worth of content out of it? Regardless, I think it's really easy for people to think that they're an industry expert for having read a few relevant texts in the subject or listened to a few seminars and talks. I'm not entirely innocent of this myself but I'm still at a point career wise where I'm forced to use the ploy of 'fake it 'till you make it'. I think if you're an aspiring whatever; writer, director etc. then it can be quite worrying and, dare I say it, scary. I think to a degree it's reassuring to make pretend that you know the ins and outs of an inherently fickle industry because you can make yourself believe that you have insider knowledge. Sure it's hard but I know what I'm doing so it's going to be fine. In conclusion I don't begrudge anyone saying Exec instead of Studio Executive or talking about act breaks with authority despite the fact that they're no closer to getting something on air than I am. I don't mind because you do need to come across as confident to people in order to make any kind of head way. Not just in media but in life in general. That's my take on it at least anyway.

What's that rule? Play it cool.