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Saturday, October 01, 2005

Today, my terrific intern told me he'd run out of things to do, and was there anything else he could do?

Thaaaaaat's how you get ahead in showbiz, folks. I've had half a dozen interns and none of them has ever asked this question. Hell, a lot of them don't even ask questions.

The point of an internship is to prove that you're worth hiring. Showing that you're entrepreneurial is a big step in that direction. Not to mention, being entrepreneurial is the only way you get ahead at any level in show business. Whether it's writing spec scripts, or going to parties you don't really want to go to, or cold-calling people, or sending thank-you notes ... just always come back with more than is asked for and more than is expected.

Good on ya, Laurie!

2 Comments:

"Thaaaaaat's how you get ahead in showbiz, folks. I've had half a dozen interns and none of them has ever asked this question. Hell, a lot of them don't even ask questions."

I don't doubt that is true Alex, just amazing..I mean that is how you get ahead in any career, let alone as an intern. Relaly amazes me.

By Blogger Grubber, at 11:44 PM  

okay, I really wish I was hung over with the shakes, and had an excuse, but just make that "relaly" really. thanks!

By Blogger Grubber, at 11:46 PM  

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