Nobody said that making a living in the film industry was going to be easy. The sheer amount of competition is a challenge enough in itself: the one thing that filmmakers cannot do is hurt their own chances of success. Unfortunately, they frequently do. These four mistakes are among the most common in the industry–but with self-awareness and a bit of luck, you should be able to steer clear and build lasting success.
1. Doing everything yourself. Your film is your baby. That’s understandable–but it is not a sustainable perspective. Ultimately, you are going to have to relax and understand that the people you are working with are also talented, and that they deserve the freedom and autonomy to flourish in their respective roles. Trying to do everything yourself will likely leave you drained of energy and unable to focus on the jobs that are truly yours.
2. Hiring the wrong team. While we’re on the subject of hired help, it is important to mention that the people you choose to work with will ultimately make or break your success. This obvious means choosing talented individuals–but it also means choosing people who you can trust: people with the integrity, the passion, and the know-how to match their raw talent.
3. Staying in the comfort zone. If you are afraid to challenge yourself, you are going to have a hard time growing as a filmmaker and as a person–so leave that comfort zone behind once and for all!
4. Not protecting intellectual rights. Failing to protect your intellectual rights can make earning money off all your hard work virtually impossible. That’s why Rightsin created the world’s first integrated solution that allows you to protect, license, and sell all forms of media. Visit Rightsin online today to learn more!