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Relationship: Executives

They’re still corporate!

Welcome to 21st Century Hollywood – A Webinar Series presented by Kevin E. West. It is likely that you could spend 20 years meeting executives and not necessarily ever understand exactly what it is they do, or rather, why 3 different executives at 3 different networks have the same title but do different things. Now again, like the Director, those executives in television do have a more streamlined set of duties but nonetheless it varies. Film studio executives, often development execs, are all over the map. So rather than try to “figure out” who does what…know that it just doesn’t matter. When you create a relationship over time with a “legit Executive” what you have available to you is both CLOUT and “insider info.” These are the “Suits” at a Network test, they’re the folks way up at Miramax trying to make the next Oscar winning film. The only thing you really need to remain crystal clear on, is that they only have a star “name’ mentality. That isn’t to say they can’t be helpful…oh no, they can, but you have to get them to “see you” first.

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