The ability to write is the smallest piece of the talent puzzle that produces success as a writer. The bottom line to becoming part of the showbiz system in any capacity is possessing the grit, drive, ingenuity, talent, craft, patience, professionalism, stability, wit, style, grace, faith, hope, stamina and, above all, persistence to separate yourself from the pack and become an income tax paying member of the artistic community.
   Although I agree with Woody Allen that “Eighty percent of success is showing up,” there are things in this book to consider that might make it easier for you to “keep showing up.”

Can anyone ever pay a director enough money to compensate for the burden he carries? He is in charge of everything. On his shoulders lies responsibility for schedule, budget, weather, food, script, actors, sets, costumes, effects, music, lighting, cinematography, the emotional climate on the set and every other single aspect of the communal project that becomes a film, television product, play or theater piece. 
    More important than why someone would want to direct, however, is not just, “Is there enough money to compensate for the burden?” but “What is the feasibility of actually making a living as a director?” K Callan says "Yes, if you have the drive, talent, ambition and most of all a plan".

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