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Hollywood does a great job of portraying itself as an industry full of parties, expensive dinners, and afternoons spent poolside.  But behind this illusion is the reality of a lot of hard work and sacrifice.  In this module, we’re going to explore the realities of the film industry, as spoken by people who make a living in it.


  • 27:18 video
  • Illustrated Companion Guide


  • The odds of making it in Hollywood
  • How to deal with and manage rejection
  • How to maintain a live/work balance with friends and family
  • What kind of working hours to expect
  • How to ultimately get out of the film industry
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      University of Notre Dame