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First-Time Filmmaker F*ck-ups by Daryl Goldberg

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Fuck-Up #10

“Stars Will Want to Be in My Movie”

How to really go about getting stars

 

“Even a fool knows you can’t touch the stars, but it won’t keep the wisefrom trying.”5

—Harry Anderson

 

 

The Fuck-Up…

Assuming that a particular star will want to be in your movie is just as common a mistake as assuming that no stars will want to be in your movie.

New filmmakers frequently think, “Surely, recognizable actors, musicians, and celebrities will want to be a part of my incredible project, right?” But the truth is, more often than not, this sort of genuine enthusiasm gets dealt a very empty plate of reality. However, should you approach the process of pursuing talent with a practical plan that is able to adapt to its obstacles, you might end up ...

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