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The Hollywood publicity machine has done a great job at convincing the public that everyone in the film industry is drowning in a swimming pool of money, driving luxurious sports cars, and living a high-profile lifestyle in the Hollywood Hills. While there are a few who do enjoy this life, most don’t. Hollywood is made up of working men and women, making normal wages, and trying to weather the ups and downs of a freelance lifestyle. The sometimes unpredictable nature of Hollywood makes it especially important to properly manage your money for both the good times and the bad.  So, in this module we’re going to explore how to make money in Hollywood.


  • 24:37 video
  • Illustrated companion guide


  • How to make money in the film industry
  • Working for free - the benefits and drawbacks
  • How to manage your money
  • Tips for creating alternate income streams
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