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Hollywood is full of amazing people - artists, technicians, craftsmen, executives, performers, and business execs. Each of these people have their own personalities - some more challenging than others. Part of surviving in the industry is knowing how to work with everyone - including the most difficult personalities.  Hollywood veteran Casey Slade shares with us his entertaining insights on how to deal with ego in the film industry.


  • 22:56 FilmTalks video
  • Q&A with Jason Tomaric
  • Illustrated companion text


  • Where ego comes from in Hollywood
  • How to manage even the most difficult people
  • Techniques for keeping your job, even when working with difficult people
  • How to make friends, and not enemies in the industry
The videos are a big leap forward for contemporary classroom videos, utilizing clean greenscreen, working professionals and 16:9. The film is well-paced and will be a great addition to classroom instruction. It is designed and constructed in ways both interesting and accessible to student filmmakers. I hope to utilize the material in my classroom!”
   - Tom Dunphy, Orange-Ulster BOCES