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18 Reasons To Be Wary of “Expert” Blogs

  These are 18 reasons and what to do about it, such as how to spot a real expert and what advice not to follow and ways to prevent being scammed.

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Why Market Research Matters 

Market research is a very serious subject. I’ve personally seen friends’ companies and non profits dive, due to not keeping up with what current audiences and crew and talent want and how they look for it.

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Chet Helms and the Family Dog

A journey into a person behind the scenes of San Francisco’s cultural revolution of arts, music and entertainment in the1960’s. Chet was from Texas, a gentleman bent geek kind of Texas. We sat and chatted and smoked and afterwards kept running into each other backstage at various events and backstairs of other parties.

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Walt Disney And The Holy Grail?

Creative inspiration comes in all themes, shapes, styles, sizes, colors and belief systems.  Walt Disney is the modern world master imagineer.  But his inspiration is from the secrets of secret societies and so-called occult studies. An art history of creative inspiration that is probably not what you think.

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Top 50 Paid Show Biz Jobs

With technology innovation the entertainment, arts and media industries have expanded and created more careers in entertainment for business savvy job seekers, freelancers, and entrepreneurs. The entertainment industry flourishes regardless of economic ups and downs.

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Deborah Hodgson
A Show Biz Solution for Young Homeless

Long before the Grateful Dead and since, arts and entertainment has long provided jobs and homes for people who don’t fit into “straight society”.  It’s not a blanket solution for all homeless, but it can work for young people and those with show biz or tech skills…

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Diagram of a Check Scam

Check scam going around to entertainment industry folks. What to look for with diagram and real example. One of the crew on a project I'm working on received a check scam for a set painter. The red flag is that our crew member is in San Francisco and the gig was in DC…

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