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How to Deal with the Phone in Hollywood

How to Succeed in Hollywood

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Starpower Management CEO Bruce Edwin, whose firm represents over 10 billon dollars worth of deals in the areas of film studios, models and talent, motion picture, master works of fine art, entertainment companies, and more, gives free advice here on how to handle the phone in Hollywood.

For FREE advice as an actor, model, band, singer, fine artist, and more, contact Bruce Edwin via the front page of this site.

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How to Succeed In Hollywood

Bruce Edwin is CEO of the A-list firm Starpower Management LLC, publisher of The Hollywood Sentinel, and also a film producer. His services, based on his years of expertise and success in the music and film industry are sought out and used by some of the most powerful companies and stars in entertainment. This ongoing article series, a precursor to his upcoming book, is his way of giving back to models, actors and bands, with free education- that in its totality and with its unabashed honesty- cannot not be found anywhere else. Free.

1, Never trust anyone completely.  In Hollywood, loyalty is often received by the person paying out the most money or making someone the biggest star the fastest, and even then one may get screwed.

2, Always get everything in writing, and don’t consider it valid unless it is in writing. Even then, remember, contracts are only as good as the people that sign them. If you don’t trust them, don’t sign.

3, If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is, unless it can be proven otherwise.

4, Be aware that the more successful you get, or even the more successful people ‘think’ you are, the more haters you will have, and the more there will be psychos and creeps lurking in the sewers plotting to try attack you–even when things seem nice and calm.  Bigger success or bigger ‘perceived’ success equals being a bigger target.

5, Have a good lawyer who knows entertainment law, and be ready to defend yourself when necessary.

6,  Never trust a junkie, or anyone whose eyes are spinning in circles like in those cartoons.

7, Never trust anyone or deal with anyone who brags about screwing people over, breaking contracts, or talking bad about everyone behind their back.

8, Never take too much advice from anyone who is less successful than you are.  Granted, we can learn from anyone, but choose your mentors wisely. We are reflection of the company we keep.

9, Don’t deal with anyone who is always making excuses, always late, or never shows up.

10, Don’t deal with a hothead person with a bad temper. One day, it will be  you they go off on and by then, it may be too late.

11, Be wary of someone who has sued a lot of people. Typically, these types are low life losers out to try make a fast buck or trying to get rich quick by abusing the legal system.

12,  Never deal with a liar. Those who are dishonest in word are generally dishonest in their actions too.

13, Read Books on how to do business and how to succeed in life. Read books about Hollywood and how it works. Read self help books such as “How to Win Friends and Influence People,” “Think and Grow Rich,” “The Four Agreements,” and “The Power of Now.” Train your mind and educate yourself daily.

14, Treat others how you yourself would like to be treated.

15, Be forgiving. If you are a malicious person who fails to forgive, be very aware that your karma will come back to crush you sooner or later–probably sooner.

I hope this has helped many of you. As always, if you have any questions, you are invited to contact me at the front page of this site.

This content is © 2017,  Hollywood Sentinel, Bruce Edwin, all rights reserved.

The Art of Success

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By Bruce Edwin

This life we have been given is truly amazing. We create what we want. If you want to fly across the world, you can make some money, buy a plane ticket, and do it. You can even make a whole lot of money, and buy your own plane if you really want to.   If you want to write a book, make a song, dance, or paint a picture, you can do that.


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If you want to fall in love, you can be loving, meet someone, and fall in love. You can make money, buy a house, and live your dream. The only thing stopping you is you. If you feel stopped, look at what you tell yourself and what others tell you. Validate your self work, and do not tolerate others who do not tolerate you or your dreams. Dream bigger every day.

The Art of Success–is truly then, the manner of correct thinking. All success begins with action, and all action starts with thought. If your thinking is off, your action will be either non-existent, or worse–incorrect action. The first key to success therefore, is knowledge. A very simplistic outline of success could look as follows;

  1. Determine what you do NOT want. Knowing what you want, entails knowing what you do not want. Be sure to know what you do not want, so you can avoid the unwanted from happening.
  2.  Determine what you DO want. Determine your Top Most Goals and Dreams. Write them down.
  3. Write down the steps necessary to reach each goal, including your top goal.  Find out what is required to make each step happen.  Prioritize your goals in terms of long term, mid term, and short term. Looks at your goals regularly; when you wake up, during the day, and before you go to sleep, if not more.
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  5. Educate yourself. Read and study what you need to learn and know to make each step happen. If for example, you want to be a top actor, read about the top actors and how they made it to the top. Find and locate the best acting coach, and study acting.
  6.  After your education and training is great, then take action. Do the steps necessary to achieve your goals.
  7. Realize that education, study, and learning should be a life long goal, and that you should never stop studying, training, and learning, to become and stay the best you can be.
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  9. Be certain that your environment is free from distractions, including people who may invalidate your goals and plans.
  10. Get a mentor to help guide and coach you. Remember that the top Olympic athletes have coaches, and even the President of the United States has advisors to give him advice on what to do in different areas of their specialized knowledge. The wise seek the counsel of others, not try to do everything themselves. Leverage others.  And never be afraid to ask questions to get more information if you do not know something.
  11. After you have achieved your goals, find a way to help others along the way. Mentor someone else in turn for example, or donate some time to a charity or other worthy cause.
  12. Always focus on what you do want, not on what you do not want. Be optimistic. Not unrealistic–but optimistic. Negative attitudes and pessimism kills. Surround yourself with those who are more successful than you. We tend to gravitate to the level of those around us.
  13. Be of service to others, and give back.
  14. Be thankful. Show thanks have gratitude for all you have. We are blessed.

I wish you great success! Questions or comments may be addressed to me through the contact form on this site.

This content is copyright, 2016, Hollywood Sentinel, Bruce Edwin. All rights reserved. The Hollywood Sentinel makes no claims regarding any product or service advertised and assumes no responsibility therewith.