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Advancing Aberystwyth mathematics problem

You may have seen flags up this summer for “Advancing Aberystwyth.”  These flags say there are events “supported” by local businesses.  Well, by taxes on local businesses. Did these events get you shopping more?  Did the chance to see The Goonies on the big screen bring you over from Birmingham, Boston, or Berlin?  Or even […]

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Filmmakers are human beings

Okay, Shooting People and Stage 32 now allow us to limit our search to paid and unpaid projects, allowing amateurs to work on unpaid projects and professionals to try and make a living, in theory. Some of the unpaid work, when times in a calculator, ends up being less than minimum wage (unless you write […]

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alternative jobs for film grads

John Ballard works in an air raid shelter, wearing protective clothing, cutting green substances off a carpet with a knife.  His job, according to Men’s Fitness, is “Breaking Bad meets the Good Life.” “Controlled environment agriculture partly came about from people growing weed.” Ballard says.  What he grows, however is perfectly legal health food.  Perhaps […]

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What we’re looking for, and what we’re not

Occasionally, we receive email from people who want to make films with us. To clarify things, I’ve decided to put up a post about what I’m looking for and what I’m not. We create fiction and art.  Our goal is to have a studio identity, to create new genres.  Not necessarily film. We are not […]

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The BBC is worse than Trump

According to the Wiki people, “Studies show Latin American men understand masculinity to involve considerable childcare responsibilities, politeness, respect for women’s autonomy, and non-violent attitudes and behaviors.” Masculinity with a latin accent, or machismo, is being used as a word to describe criminals by the BBC and others.  They are contending that traditional Spanish culture […]

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Why I connect to shady characters

Some of you are great. If you’re reading this, you’re probably one of my best connections, one of the real people I trust. Or, you’re connected to them, trusted by them, and a great person. However, there are other people who invite me just to expand their own network, or to try and con me […]

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How to approach a publisher

I’m not an advisor, or a coach of any kind. I’m just a writer, looking for work, running my own business. I’m only giving this advice to counter all the bad advice that I see online, including the bad advice that relatives and in-laws forward to me.

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