By Justin Sanders

Alfred Hitchcock once said, “To make a great film you need three things – the script, the script, and the script.” But what do you need to write the script and get paid to do it? While there are probably tens of thousands of aspiring screenwriters in Los Angeles alone, only... Read more

By Justin Sanders

If you are a musician or a composer, you probably have a basic understanding of how one makes money in your profession. However, as one very successful professional musician once said, “The times they are a-changing.” The good news is that music revenue is rising again in the age of... Read more

By Justin Sanders

Behind every Pat Sajak, Alex Trebek, or Steve Harvey, there stands a Noah Bonnett – an executive producer (EP) waiting in the wings, making sure the game shows of the world run smoothly. Producing any live television show requires a singular combination of logistical wherewithal, managerial talent, quick thinking, and... Read more

By Justin Sanders

If you are a musician or a composer, you probably have a basic understanding of how one makes money in your profession. However, as one very successful professional musician once said, “The times they are a-changing.” The good news is that music revenue is rising again in the age of... Read more

By: Georgia Stitt

  I make my living as a composer and lyricist, working in collaboration with playwrights to make new musicals for the theater. I have a lot to say about sheet music, and I’ll get to that, but I’d like to start by drawing your attention to World Intellectual Property Day.... Read more

By: Kristina Ensminger

Mara Junot gets paid to bring the voices in her head to life. As a little girl, she loved acting and performing, but, more than anything, she loved talking into her dad’s tape recorder. “I found any excuse to talk on this thing and listen to the playback,” she recalled.... Read more

By: Justin Sanders

The road to making a living as a crewmember in film and television can be long and bumpy. Just ask Jaxon Woods, who traversed from rural southern Oregon to the gray, drizzly shores of Vancouver, British Columbia before finally settling in Los Angeles – and that was only the beginning... Read more