Are Directors' "Hot Takes" Good for Their Movies?

Today’s episode covers a range of film current event topics and some important food for thought for your film career.

In this episode, we talk about...

  • James Gunn’s use of a hot take about his new The Suicide Squad as a marketing tactic and (differing) opinions about whether or not it was okay to do.
  • General thoughts about filmmakers criticizing each other over social media.
  • Varying opinions about The Suicide Squad.
  • The update to the 2019 Macbook Pros that Apple just announced and tips on how to finance a Macbook if you’re buying it for school or work.
  • How to handle vendors that don’t deliver what you need.
  • The importance of learning which tool to use for which job as a filmmaker.
  • Knowing when to be willing to pay more for gear, and the risks you take when you buy something cheap.
  • How to best handle rejection, which you will face quite a bit as a filmmaker.
  • Why what you do with criticism can define you and your career.
  • When rejection can actually be a gift.
  • The sometimes fine line between responding to rejection with polite tenacity versus plain rudeness.

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This episode of The No Film School Podcast was produced by George Edelman and Charles Haine. 

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