CHAPTER 5 STARTING AGAIN

 

 

“All of us, every single year, we’re a different person. I don’t think we’re the same person all our lives.”

Steven Spielberg

In our final chapter, we’re tackling the often overwhelming notion of starting again. This can mean starting again after your last film tanked at the box office. Or starting again after your professor said your last cut isn’t working. Or pulling yourself up off the couch after spending hours reading bad reviews. Or figuring out where to go next after financing fell through. Or trying to navigate a business relationship that’s recently gone sour.

Beginning again is an unavoidable part of the cycle of working as a director—or even just aspiring to work as a director. But it’s not always ...

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