Contributor: Michael Franklin

Michael Franklin

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A renaissance man of the written word and a ‘Biz’ career professional. From Management to Creative, Feature Film shooting crew, and video producer/director/shooter, been there, done that, and got lots and lots of ‘T’ shirts.

7 articles published.
Acting, Marketing
5 Keys To Marketing Yourself As An Actor

“A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn it by doing things well.” Jeff Bezos Promotion and marketing yourself is not an easy task, especially for neophyte actors. Knock

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Acting
10 useful tips to becoming an actor

"Without wonder and insight, acting is just a business. With it, it becomes a creation." -Bette Davis Film, TV, Theatre, Broadway, Hollywood your name in lights, the smell of the greasepaint and

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Business, Marketing
5 critical reasons film industry members need to create professional websites

The explosion of social media over the last few years has been a boon to getting the word out. From all over the world, people can sell anything, buy anything, have thousands of followers to help mone

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Screenwriting
7 Key takeaways newbies need to follow to get their script read.

Appeasing the Gatekeepers. There are many. A wise man once asked, "If your script falls in the forest and nobody reads it, any chance you get the job?" You've spent months agonizing over plot, chara

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Directing, Filmmaking
Key must have tools for first time directorial success

Over my career in The Biz, I have been blessed to be part of the production team for a number of really good film directors. I've watched, Ron Howard, Lord Richard Attenborough, Sidney Lumet, Gus Van

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Screenwriting
Mastering the use of Catharsis and adding it to your bag of screenwriting tricks.

Katharsis as the ancient Greeks defined it, meant cleansing or purification. In today's screenwriting world, using Catharsis properly describes a high level of process achieved by the writer, and is u

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Screenwriting
So you want to be a screenwriter! 4 rules of the road.

In jest, somebody wrote “Alcohol because no great story ever started with someone eating a salad.” Many famous writers had an addiction to Madame Alcohol. Hemingway said, “It is easy to write. Just

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