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What is a Creative Explorer?

Creative Explorer Definition

  1.  A person who would normally be a hyphenate such as a Writer-Producer-Director-Actor but has other interest that inform their primary ambition.
  2. A Person keenly interested in Creativity in many forms such as artistic expression as well as business entrepreneurship.
  3. A Polymath – but some Creative Explorer don’t like that because they don’t like math.

Am I a Creative Explorer?

Creative Explorer Self-Analysis

  1. Do you see connections between various competencies or skills?
  2. Do you intuitively or consciously connect the dots between two skills?
  3. Do you like the approach away from a Specialist and toward a stronger Generalist?
Film Production, COVID and Insurance

Film Production, COVID and Insurance

I have been reading articles, talking with insurance companies, bond companies and others about insurance industry for Indie Film Productions in the US. The challenge is that Indie Films need the required insurance to cover a film when it is funded through the Indie method of Banking-Minimum Guarantees-Equity-Distributor-Completion Bond.

Fight Scene Details

In the films that I’ve worked on like the ”Taken” series, ”American History X”, etc., the script conveyed action in a laconic manner – and was later fleshed out in relation to the actual location and shot lists.  Shane Black was masterful in writing his action moments together with strong characterization. 

Film Production, COVID and Insurance

Film Production, COVID and Insurance

I have been reading articles, talking with insurance companies, bond companies and others about insurance industry for Indie Film Productions in the US. The challenge is that Indie Films need the required insurance to cover a film when it is funded through the Indie method of Banking-Minimum Guarantees-Equity-Distributor-Completion Bond.

Fight Scene Details

In the films that I’ve worked on like the ”Taken” series, ”American History X”, etc., the script conveyed action in a laconic manner – and was later fleshed out in relation to the actual location and shot lists.  Shane Black was masterful in writing his action moments together with strong characterization. 

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Michael Mandaville received a Master's Degree from USC in their prestigious Professional Writing Program, attended the BA program for Columbia College and received a BA from UCSB in Philosophy. Additionally, is a media Producer, Writer, Director, and Adventurer. His credits span across 8 novels, over 50 Film & TV Productions and as many screenplays.

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