10 – Collaboration

Designers do not work in a vacuum, they work with other designers, directors, managers, actors, crafts people, dramaturges, and producers. Discretion is something to be learned early and practiced every day. This is a small business. Collaborations, in different configurations, can last a lifetime.

The work of entertainment is a social business. Meetings happen in restaurants and coffee shops, more often than they happen in meeting or conference rooms. Small talk and polite sharing of interests is as important as the work. It’s often camaraderie that helps to define long-term working relationships.

Working as an assistant is often the introduction to the process. In this role, discretion is especially important. Questions for ...

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