Mind Your Business: Job Killing Attitudes
What happened? The project folded. I've never hired him again. The producer has never hired him again. In fact, when I get calls from that producer for artists, he starts the conversation with me the same way each time, "Who do you have who is not Ungrateful Smith?" In his politically-incorrect effort to make a few hundred extra dollars on one project, my ex-artist has lost tens of thousands of dollars in future work.
As an artist, you do NOT want people talking about you that way.
Word travels fast. When people have problems with certain artists, they share (code word for warn) their friends to avoid those artists.
Most of us enjoy what we do. We won't let some sourpuss with a chip on his or her shoulder ruin our fun.
Lose the lip and avoid the pink slip.
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Mark Simon is a 25-year pro in the entertainment industry as a producer, director, writer and lecturer, with nearly 3,000 production credits. He has also landed over 25 deals for his own TV shows. His books include Storyboards: Motion In Art, Producing Independent 2D Character Animation and the Facial Expressions series of photo reference books.