The Big Wheel of Producing Entertainment
The big wheel of producing entertainment is an exciting life experience not all aspiring producers feel confident to buy the ticket and get on the ride.
One part wants to get on that big wheel and another part is nervous and unsure. When I was kid I was scared of a Knott’s Berry Farm’s roller coaster ride.
Part of me wanted to experience the thrill; the other part was scared of taking the ride. My mom basically told me we came all the way out here, get on the rollercoaster and don’t be afraid.
I got on it by myself scared as hell and ended up throwing up when I got off. As a kid I had no idea I had motion sickness, either did my mom.
But I’m glad she did what she did that day letting me get on the roller coaster alone without holding my hand. She told me to get on the biggest roller coaster there was by myself as a kid.
Taught me a lesson I’ve carried to producing entertainment, to not be afraid of what people say when you are on the ride or to be afraid to take chances because what someone might say about your work.
Straight out I threw up once I got off the ride and some other kids were laughing at that were on the roller coaster with me. Rightly so, I can’t blame them. Seeing a kid throw up will always make people laugh.
What I had no respect for were the other people, adults included, that were afraid to get on the rollercoaster and still laughed at me for getting sick when they were afraid to take the ride.
I cleaned myself up and enjoyed the rest of Knott’s Berry Farm feeling like a Little Rock.
The big wheel of producing entertainment can look scary when you first see it. You might even get sick on your first ride, but stick with it if you have the passion and desire to produce entertainment.
Honestly, not everyone is nice in the entertainment business or honest. Some are mean, nasty and out to get over on you. That’s just the way it is and we in the trenches out there understand this across the board.
People that climb up the entertainment ladder faster than you will usually forget anything you did to help them. Those people have no class and you’re better off without them.
When you climb up faster in the big wheel of producing entertainment or get a better seat on the ride keep in mind to not be that person that forgets who treated you well coming up. It applies to all businesses.
This is indie filmmaker Sid Kali typing FADE OUT