“Life is not a having and a getting, but a being and a becoming.” —Myrna Loy

Do you have any idea how difficult it is to come up with a good book title? Let’s just say in the case of this book, it was much more difficult than I ever imagined it would be. The title I’d always wanted to use, but someone beat me to, is What They Don’t Teach You In Film School. My second choice was Fade In On Reality, but I was told it sounded too much like a book on pop psychology or an exposé on reality TV. And besides, it didn’t contain any of the right buzz words needed to attract target online searchers and buyers, so it’s now a chapter title instead. Stuck at a creative impasse, I asked friends for help. I told them the book is for those thinking ...

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