Based on my interactions with friends, students, and fans, at conventions, meetups, and in general social situations, I’ve come up with the following list of Dos and Don’ts for networking within the industry. While a lot of this is common sense, I’ve found that our field seems to be a place where enthusiasm (or general awkwardness) often trumps formality. If you’ve been looking for a push in the right direction – and want to ensure you’re seen as the potential colleague, rather than the creepy fan or friend-wannabe, check out the tips (inside).
I grew up watching Growing Pains, and I was saddened last year by Boner’s death. There is something magical about the intro song written and composed by both John Bettis (Lyrics) and Steve Dorff (Music).. Imagine however if you will, what would happen if the whimsical joy Growing Pains… Came back from the dead.
This faux intro to The Walking Dead had me thinking, “How would the Seaver family fare during the zombie apocalypse?” Well I think Maggie and Dr. Jason would be just fine. They’re just too normal and nurturing to let a zombie outbreak really bother them. Mike would probably rebel and join up with some anti-government biker gang, and Ben and Carol would probably become zombie dinner. Unfortunately the cast has become quite political in recent years so I don’t see them giving us the parody we’re all waiting for.