Another weekend reading list edition for you. This week’s stories vary from Jessica Alba starting and eventually having a billion dollar company, Mark Duplass’ filmmaking process, character development in film, and the battle of fighting from being underpaid.
- So Jessica Alba, the actress many people swear off as not having much talent, is the co-founder of a company now valued at nearly $1 billion (haters and doubters move aside…). Despite being a well-known actress, Alba says she had a very hard time getting people to believe in her business model of selling nontoxic, safe children’s products. In regards to starting a business, she said one has to be brutally honest with where one’s strengths and weaknesses. Great read for budding entrepreneurs (or #wantrepreneurs).
- Mark Duplass is amazing, but I may be biased saying that. Duplass, one of the leading people in the burgeoning mumblecore film movement, talks about how he brings the realistic, natural reality of relationships to his movies.
- Who says character choice has to be done through dialogue? Salon writer Sharon Shetty examines how Director Bong Joon-ho of the underground VOD hit film, Snowpiercer, showcased character choice through movements and angles.
- Tim Kreider shares a crippling, scary nature of how creatives are being enticed into doing free work in exchange for “exposure” and “experience”. The op-ed has a chilling comparison to some of the unpaid internships I was offered during college in exchange for “experience”.
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