Today’s diary entry

I just wrote this on Facebook. Should I write something like this daily, and also post it on the blog?

I didn’t go for a “run” today. I keep meaning to. I wanted to do it first thing in the morning. Last night I thought about going to bed at 9pm. But my dad was watching TV. And then at 10pm a guy in San Fran wanted to call me to tell me about his company. He saw me ask a question to Michael Ovitz in a zoom call this week and wanted to talk to me because his company is involved in advertising and comedy, and I’ve worked in both. Anyway, I went to bed at 11:30pm and put on a podcast. Woke up at 7am, but was still tired, then woke up at 9am. Checked emails. Then at noon, did a zoom call, then another zoom call, then ran to the bank. So that was sort of my run. Took about 20 minutes to get there, and then 20 minutes back. Slowly along Elgin Street. I thought of running again later, but never found the time, because I watched a zoom call and then did another zoom call. I wanted to go to bed at 9pm tonight, but have spent 2 hours on Quora, reading answers to people asking “Is ___ too old to become a teacher?” Because I’m thinking that being a teacher would be the only thing that could make me happy. This week I did a stand-up act in a comedy club contest and it dawned on me how hard doing stand-up comedy is. And I don’t know if it would even fulfill me if I was doing it all the time. Oh, and I started answering questions on Quora, to things like “I’m a 21 male and have a 4 year old daughter and I miss going to bars with my buds and I’m depressed about it.” and “My 13 year old daughter is sad that nobody texts her.” I think I dolled out some good life wisdom. Do you want me to share my answers on Facebook? And do you have any questions for me? Maybe this is a small way that I can do some “teaching”.

Tips for Starting a Career in Entertainment

The world of entertainment can be exciting and sometimes glamorous. But it’s not easy to break into. You will probably have to start at the bottom. And, in this industry, knowing the right people is essential. Here are a few tips to help you on your way to starting a career in entertainment.

Do Your Homework

Which part of entertainment would you like to work in? Do you want to work in live entertainment, TV, film, music, or radio? Research the kinds of entry-level opportunities that are available in each industry. Learn about the different departments of a network or studio. Which job sounds the most interesting, what do you want to work towards? Figuring that out first will give you a goal to work towards.

Networking

You are ready to start making contacts once you have an idea of what you want to do. You should make a list of anyone that you know who might be helpful in achieving your goals. For one, you can look for networking events and industry conferences hosted by professional organizations.

You can also talk to friends and family, and your alumni network, to see if anyone might know entertainment insiders. Look for people who are already working entry-level jobs in the industry. They are more likely to know of openings, and would probably be sympathetic and more willing to help you find a job.

Hiring a Manager and Talent Agent

A manager can help you take your career to the next level. They will help you hake the right business decisions and provide you with contacts and resources that you wouldn’t be able to obtain on your own. What do you want your manager to accomplish for you? That’s the first and most important question you should ask yourself before hiring a manager.

When you hire a manager, you are hiring someone who will partner with you in making a name for yourself in the entertainment industry. Make your expectations clear to a potential manager and make sure you are both in agreement on your goals for your entertainment career.

Using a Talent Booking Agency

You could also sign up with an online talent booking agency. This convenient service lets the talent come to you rather than you hunting down new gigs. You sign up with an agency and post your profile on their website with a sample of your talent. Potential clients will deal directly with the talent booking agency for everything from hiring you to paying you. You don’t have to worry about any of that; the booking agency will do it for you. 

Conclusion

Breaking into the entertainment industry is not always easy or fun. For some people, it requires some sweat and tears. Others get a lucky break, and they are in. You won’t know how it will happen for you until you try. The tips we’ve given you will provide you with a starting point in your journey towards the career you’ve always wanted in the entertainment industry.

I was the last influencer to leave and I could hear @melissadimarco rounding up her team of staff for a photo. What a great workplace Out There Productions must be! I didn’t even realize the extent of the company, but I was talking to the woman who gave me my swag bag and she was telling me how they do videos for brands. Melissa’s hilarious celebrity show is just one aspect of it all. Very impressive! 😍 Last night after an intro in an @imaginecarlton movie theatre, @melissadimarco walked us down to the hall to her VIP Holiday Media and Influencer Event, where we were to try some delicious brands of food and drink and post about them. I had no idea what this was going to be! I assumed it was another party like her @tiff_net events in the @intercontinental hotel. Fortunately, I adapt fast and I was ready to post! #OutThereTV #OutThereVIP 🎄#toronto #torontofoodie #foodie #torontoinfluencer #ottawafoodie I am: #celebrityinterviewer #entertainmentreporter #radiohost #comedian #actor #singersongwriter #cartoonist #screenwriter #filmmaker #locationindependent #digitalnomad #entrepreneur #minimalist #modelingagent #modelscout Other tags: #modelingagency #model #fashionmodel #modellife #modeling #travelvlog #vlog #vlogger

I was the last influencer to leave and I could hear @melissadimarco rounding up her team of staff for a photo. What a great workplace Out There Productions must be! I didn’t even realize the extent of the company, but I was talking to the woman who gave me my swag bag and she was telling me how they do videos for brands. Melissa’s hilarious celebrity show is just one aspect of it all. Very impressive! 😍 Last night after an intro in an @imaginecarlton movie theatre, @melissadimarco walked us down to the hall to her VIP Holiday Media and Influencer Event, where we were to try some delicious brands of food and drink and post about them. I had no idea what this was going to be! I assumed it was another party like her @tiff_net events in the @intercontinental hotel. Fortunately, I adapt fast and I was ready to post! #OutThereTV #OutThereVIP 🎄#toronto #torontofoodie #foodie #torontoinfluencer #ottawafoodie I am: #celebrityinterviewer #entertainmentreporter #radiohost #comedian #actor #singersongwriter #cartoonist #screenwriter #filmmaker #locationindependent #digitalnomad #entrepreneur #minimalist #modelingagent #modelscout Other tags: #modelingagency #model #fashionmodel #modellife #modeling #travelvlog #vlog #vlogger

Thanks(?) to @who_isjulian for DMing me his comparison of me trying @bonnemaman_ca jam at @melissadimarco’s event, and Lord Voldemort from @harrypotterfilm. I actually made a video of me playing the character when I was about to vote in the election on Oct 21 – Scroll down to see it. 💀 #OutThereTV #OutThereVIP 🎄#toronto #torontofoodie #foodie #torontoinfluencer #ottawafoodie I am: #celebrityinterviewer #entertainmentreporter #radiohost #comedian #actor #singersongwriter #cartoonist #screenwriter #filmmaker #locationindependent #digitalnomad #entrepreneur #minimalist #modelingagent #modelscout Other tags: #modelingagency #model #fashionmodel #modellife #modeling #travelvlog #vlog #vlogger

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At the end of the night, I asked for a selfie with @brendaatethis @cyseewhy @foodwitherin and we decided to pose with @robertmondavips wine because it paired so nicely with the evening! 🍷 Last night after an intro in an @imaginecarlton movie theatre, @melissadimarco walked us down to the hall to her VIP Holiday Media and Influencer Event, where we were to try some delicious brands of food and drink and post about them. I had no idea what this was going to be! I assumed it was another party like her @tiff_net events in the @intercontinental hotel. Fortunately, I adapt fast and I was ready to post! #OutThereTV #OutThereVIP 🎄#toronto #torontofoodie #foodie #torontoinfluencer #ottawafoodie I am: #celebrityinterviewer #entertainmentreporter #radiohost #comedian #actor #singersongwriter #cartoonist #screenwriter #filmmaker #locationindependent #digitalnomad #entrepreneur #minimalist #modelingagent #modelscout Other tags: #modelingagency #model #fashionmodel #modellife #modeling #travelvlog #vlog #vlogger

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At the end of the night, I asked for a selfie with @ajthetechnologist, the influencer I’d been sitting beside, and we decided to pose with @bonnemaman_ca jam, since we loved it so much! ❤️ Earlier, presenter @kris.orticello spooned out lots of amazing info about the jam – Like, it’s got only 4 ingredients! 😍 Last night after an intro in an @imaginecarlton movie theatre, @melissadimarco walked us down to the hall to her VIP Holiday Media and Influencer Event, where we were to try some delicious brands of food and drink and post about them. I had no idea what this was going to be! I assumed it was another party like her @tiff_net events in the @intercontinental hotel. Fortunately, I adapt fast and I was ready to post! #OutThereTV #OutThereVIP 🎄#toronto #torontofoodie #foodie #torontoinfluencer #ottawafoodie I am: #celebrityinterviewer #entertainmentreporter #radiohost #comedian #actor #singersongwriter #cartoonist #screenwriter #filmmaker #locationindependent #digitalnomad #entrepreneur #minimalist #modelingagent #modelscout Other tags: #modelingagency #model #fashionmodel #modellife #modeling #travelvlog #vlog #vlogger

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.@kris.orticello’s presenting partner Eaton (sp?) pours out the sweet facts about @robertmondavips amazing white wine. 🥂 Last night after an intro in an @imaginecarlton movie theatre, @melissadimarco walked us down to the hall to her VIP Holiday Media and Influencer Event, where we were to try some delicious brands of food and drink and post about them. I had no idea what this was going to be! I assumed it was another party like her @tiff_net events in the @intercontinental hotel. Fortunately, I adapt fast and I was ready to post! #OutThereTV #OutThereVIP 🎄#toronto #torontofoodie #foodie #torontoinfluencer #ottawafoodie I am: #celebrityinterviewer #entertainmentreporter #radiohost #comedian #actor #singersongwriter #cartoonist #screenwriter #filmmaker #locationindependent #digitalnomad #entrepreneur #minimalist #modelingagent #modelscout Other tags: #modelingagency #model #fashionmodel #modellife #modeling #travelvlog #vlog #vlogger

.@kris.orticello’s presenting partner Eaton (sp?) pours out the sweet facts about @robertmondavips amazing white wine. 🥂 Last night after an intro in an @imaginecarlton movie theatre, @melissadimarco walked us down to the hall to her VIP Holiday Media and Influencer Event, where we were to try some delicious brands of food and drink and post about them. I had no idea what this was going to be! I assumed it was another party like her @tiff_net events in the @intercontinental hotel. Fortunately, I adapt fast and I was ready to post! #OutThereTV #OutThereVIP 🎄#toronto #torontofoodie #foodie #torontoinfluencer #ottawafoodie I am: #celebrityinterviewer #entertainmentreporter #radiohost #comedian #actor #singersongwriter #cartoonist #screenwriter #filmmaker #locationindependent #digitalnomad #entrepreneur #minimalist #modelingagent #modelscout Other tags: #modelingagency #model #fashionmodel #modellife #modeling #travelvlog #vlog #vlogger

.@bonnemaman_ca has a jam labeled Intense and it sure is! It’s like what I imagine being in love must be like! 😂 @kris.orticello spooned out lots of amazing info about the jam – Like, it’s got only 4 ingredients! 😍 Last night after an intro in an @imaginecarlton movie theatre, @melissadimarco walked us down to the hall to her VIP Holiday Media and Influencer Event, where we were to try some delicious brands of food and drink and post about them. I had no idea what this was going to be! I assumed it was another party like her @tiff_net events in the @intercontinental hotel. Fortunately, I adapt fast and I was ready to post! #OutThereTV #OutThereVIP 🎄#toronto #torontofoodie #foodie #torontoinfluencer #ottawafoodie I am: #celebrityinterviewer #entertainmentreporter #radiohost #comedian #actor #singersongwriter #cartoonist #screenwriter #filmmaker #locationindependent #digitalnomad #entrepreneur #minimalist #modelingagent #modelscout Other tags: #modelingagency #model #fashionmodel #modellife #modeling #travelvlog #vlog #vlogger

.@bonnemaman_ca has a jam labeled Intense and it sure is! It’s like what I imagine being in love must be like! 😂 @kris.orticello spooned out lots of amazing info about the jam – Like, it’s got only 4 ingredients! 😍 Last night after an intro in an @imaginecarlton movie theatre, @melissadimarco walked us down to the hall to her VIP Holiday Media and Influencer Event, where we were to try some delicious brands of food and drink and post about them. I had no idea what this was going to be! I assumed it was another party like her @tiff_net events in the @intercontinental hotel. Fortunately, I adapt fast and I was ready to post! #OutThereTV #OutThereVIP 🎄#toronto #torontofoodie #foodie #torontoinfluencer #ottawafoodie I am: #celebrityinterviewer #entertainmentreporter #radiohost #comedian #actor #singersongwriter #cartoonist #screenwriter #filmmaker #locationindependent #digitalnomad #entrepreneur #minimalist #modelingagent #modelscout Other tags: #modelingagency #model #fashionmodel #modellife #modeling #travelvlog #vlog #vlogger

.@kris.orticello gives the scoop on @bonnemaman_ca jam. ⭐️ Last night after an intro in an @imaginecarlton movie theatre, @melissadimarco walked us down to the hall to her VIP Holiday Media and Influencer Event, where we were to try some delicious brands of food and drink and post about them. I had no idea what this was going to be! I assumed it was another party like her @tiff_net events in the @intercontinental hotel. Fortunately, I adapt fast and I was ready to post! #OutThereTV #OutThereVIP 🎄#toronto #torontofoodie #foodie #torontoinfluencer #ottawafoodie I am: #celebrityinterviewer #entertainmentreporter #radiohost #comedian #actor #singersongwriter #cartoonist #screenwriter #filmmaker #locationindependent #digitalnomad #entrepreneur #minimalist #modelingagent #modelscout Other tags: #modelingagency #model #fashionmodel #modellife #modeling #travelvlog #vlog #vlogger

.@kris.orticello gives the scoop on @bonnemaman_ca jam. ⭐️ Last night after an intro in an @imaginecarlton movie theatre, @melissadimarco walked us down to the hall to her VIP Holiday Media and Influencer Event, where we were to try some delicious brands of food and drink and post about them. I had no idea what this was going to be! I assumed it was another party like her @tiff_net events in the @intercontinental hotel. Fortunately, I adapt fast and I was ready to post! #OutThereTV #OutThereVIP 🎄#toronto #torontofoodie #foodie #torontoinfluencer #ottawafoodie I am: #celebrityinterviewer #entertainmentreporter #radiohost #comedian #actor #singersongwriter #cartoonist #screenwriter #filmmaker #locationindependent #digitalnomad #entrepreneur #minimalist #modelingagent #modelscout Other tags: #modelingagency #model #fashionmodel #modellife #modeling #travelvlog #vlog #vlogger