I Don't Make This Stuff Up...

I Don't Make This Stuff Up...

Thomas J. Bellezza and JD McGibney have over 20 years combined experience in the entertainment industry. The two own a production company that consults, markets, and develops projects in all aspects of entertainment. This show is dedicated to breaking down the process of succeeding in the entertainment industry.

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July 8, 2021 84 min
Nothing is easy, there is no quick fix to make it in entertainment. That perfect song is not going to change your life. An acting role of a lifetime will not make everything come together. Your best joke is not going to leap you over the top. What will get you there is doing your job behind the scenes within the industry. More importantly, you are not in this alone, and if you try to succeed on your own you will find the fall much ...
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There was an article I read which explored a number of critical life and career questions. Out of 771 individual responses, their answers were riveting. People desire and long for things in life, yet, it seems we as people desperately long for deeper meaningful things. And still these things appear to become even more elusive and challenging to access and sustain.

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Time can seem controlling. There are far too many things to do in a day. When you allow things or tasks to dictate what, where, and when you do things, time is now controlling you. JD McGibney and Thomas J. Bellezza talk about ways they have utilized time management skills for a more productive day keeping them on schedule while allowing their schedule to be in their hands.

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If effort is placed into a making a product, say a film, music CD, or even a book, you are not influencing your future. One off things are considered "right now" ideas. How does one turn a "right now" idea into a future of results therefor fueling one's purpose now?

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• Conversations need two or more people to be emotionally interested | Where does this conversation go: https://yout...
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What is there to talk about today? We like to roll the dice and see where it goes. The best part is that I said best part. BBR Productions is not opposed to being silly. I'll prove it, I was just silly. See, now where does this take us? This show is about throwing that knowledge around. Research, research, research everything we talk about so you can understand the information better.

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• I Am Rig...
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Taking responsibility is more than accepting what you have done. It is a part of an overall reform to your bias to anything attached to your existence. When creating, speaking, listening, conversing, let your mind stand firm in knowing you could be wrong. You should be trying to prove you are wrong. Because if you cannot prove you are wrong, you must be right...ish.

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Ares of the entertainment industry all have misconceptions about it that people hold while looking in from the outside. Entertainers, artistic people, who want a career in the industry they believe is an entire business based on creating fantasy worlds. This idea is often confused with what truly goes in the actual work of it all. Those who have worked in the business already know a majority of these misconceptions. What the unint...
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Cognitive Dissonance: Do As I Say, Don't Do As I Do | When Actions Speak Louder Than Words

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• Today is the first day to start again | Yesterday is over so now what: https://youtu.be/SAQdwpYxUwk
• What is the point of life if life itself is not fulfilling your existence | Be more than A Dream: https://youtu.be/MQXHG9tOHOw

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There is something to ask yourself but what could that be? Who knows, we're asking ourselves those same tough questions.

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• What is the point of life if life itself is not fulfilling your existence | Be more than A Dream: https://youtu.be/MQXHG9tOHOw
• What is there to know to have a career in entertainment | Is it all worth it: https://youtu.be/Gvo4umhiKMs

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How can you make something happen in life if you don't have a plan? First figure out what you want to do to feel value to your existence. Next, workout a plan.

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• What is there to know to have a career in entertainment | Is it all worth it: https://youtu.be/Gvo4umhiKMs
• The Nightmare of trying to live the Dream | The sacrifice needed to achieve success in entertainment: https://youtu.be/-WohqI-E0...
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Let's see where this show goes? We're just two people who have been there, done that, and are doing it.

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• The Nightmare of trying to live the Dream | The sacrifice needed to achieve success in entertainment: https://youtu.be/-WohqI-E00Q
• Branding has value so what is the value of branding | Changing your brand up: https://youtu.be/OQ1fpdqkfQM

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We all have dreams of succeeding in a career that makes us happy. When our passions become the paycheck. What most forgot to consider, or even do not know about, is the nightmare of trying to live the dream. What makes us truly successful is breaking through the darkness to continue into the light of opportunities.

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• Branding has value so what is the value of branding | Changing your brand up: http...
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JD McGibney wanted to talk about changing your brand up today and the value of branding. I will be watching in excitement as he explains to me all the values of the subject. From there we will breakdown the subject matter that will orbit the bulk of our conversation's revolution around the fun.

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There is a lot of advice given out there to people who want to be successful in their chosen career. Entertainers share information that seems general, and yet at the same time, focuses on the art of it all. Learn the greatness that is possible in front of you.

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• BTS - Life As An Entertainer | What People Don't Tell You: https://youtu.be/3dnXjCyaCaQ
• BTS - Mental Health in Entertainment | Overco...
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The dream of being an entertainer comes with the glory of celebrity, money, and success. What does it take to maintain this idea once achieved, or even the act to achieve it? Is trading your morals for results worth it? What do you want out of your career and how will you give back when you have a career?

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• BTS - Mental Health in Entertainment | Overcoming Your Mental Health To Build a Career: https...
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People that struggle with their mental health tend to be attracted to artistic and creative careers. This makes sense as to why there are so many stereotypes about the struggling or depressed artist. How is it, then, that some artists are able to find varying levels of success within the entertainment industry, while others never seem to make their art more than a hobby? Thomas J. Bellezza and JD McGibney talk about mental health i...
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I want to be successful in "BLANK" but really, what does that even mean? We really take time today to go over that very question "what does it mean to be successful in entertainment | can anyone make a living doing what they love?" So Thomas J. Bellezza and JD McGibney give it a go and talk about the entertainment industry. This information is malleable to other industries as well.

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During the pandemic or working full time with no restrictions, a career in entertainment can seem impossible. It takes 10 years to be an overnight success. What if it took less time? JD McGibney and Thomas J. Bellezza breakdown the fundamentals to explain the industry from bottom to top.

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• BTS - Earn the Right To Push Your Creative Products | When Is Paying For Advertisement Worth It: https://youtu....
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You are currently a producer trying to earning a living in the film and television industry, or you want to become one. Making a living in this industry has a process. In this episode Thomas J. Bellezza and JD McGibney go over the different avenues in which a producer makes money. While explaining what their job truly is.

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You are currently a producer trying to earning a living in the film and television industry, or you want to become one. Making a living in this industry has a process. In this episode Thomas J. Bellezza and JD McGibney go over the different avenues in which a producer makes money. While explaining what their job truly is.

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• BTS - How to be successful in entertainment | Let's Talk Business: https...
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