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Give Everybody, Not Just Actors, Something to Chew On

Of course I don't mean physically hand out chew toys for all the crew members of your film...unless that's just how you roll and everybody's cool with it, no judgement. But we hear so much advice about giving every one of your future actors something interesting to do, a meaty part they can sink their teeth into, etc. What about the other 200 people on set, though?

Make no mistake: you absolutely want to make every part in your script amazing. Even someone delivering a pizza or arresting your main character can have something that makes them stand out in some small way.


Stephen Tobolowsky, who my writing partners and I contacted about our latest film Detriment, gave the script a great review. He said "there are a lot of colorful parts for me to play" in the film which was very nice of him to say. That exemplifies what I mean about making every role a good one, too; not only did he like the story, each individual parts were good enough for him to possibly be interested in coming on.

Tales of a newbie loot pinata.

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To preface, I know what I did was utterly stupid. I knew it was stupid before, during, and after the fact. I think I'm going to regret posting this, and I entirely expect any and all replies to exacerbate that fact. Most of all though, this is a story about why I'm falling in love with this game and it's community.

Sorry if this turns out long.

I started playing mid-last year, on and off, never really got hooked. Started again last December and it really sunk it. Got hooked into pvp with one account and quickly decided to start another for highsec/industry shenanagins. I'm learning more and more about the game every day, but I still have so much to learn. I am a newbie in every regard.

Then I learned I loved to haul. LOVE it. People kept telling me it's a waste of time, bad for making money, too risky, etc. But I love the fact that I'm directly providing a service for someone, I love it when I get jobs done quick, and most of all it's entirely relaxing. I love hopping from station to station enjoying the scenery and bullshitting in chat. Better than mining!

I'm 5 days away from being able to fly a freighter but have been having great fun still just in my t1 industrial. After expressing an interest in it, a friend seeded me about 1billion to start out. Told me that as long as I was doing public contracts, I would need a large amount of collateral.

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