Advice from successful Hollywood producers..
  1. Be nice , stay nice.
  2. Don't be late!
  3. Put your phone away in meetings.
  4. Don't lie.
  5. Be genuine, authentic, you do you.
  6. Never let them see you sweat.
  7. Do not take NO for an answer.
  8. Follow up, ....repeat.
  9. Try multiple ways to contact, or connect with someone( i.e, I never answer my phone).
  10. Do your homework, research all aspects of your project.
  11. Learn something new everyday.
  12. Stop talking and listen.
  13. Always ask if there is any way you can be of service.
  14. Do what you said you would...or don't offer.
  15. Hand written thank-you notes are important.
  16. Don't work for free.
  17. Get it in writing ( contract preferred).
  18. Build a solid reputation
  19. Give back.
  20. Pay it forward.
  21. Stay hungry, stay humble.
  22. DO NOT pitch a project, unless asked.
  23. Never say never.