The Competitive World of Film
By Oliver W
Hollywood isn’t for everyone. Many people have tried and failed at becoming successful movie directors; the industry does not take kind to untalented folk. I had the chance to speak with Tom Horn, a successful director working in the industry. He has accomplished things in his life that most people can only dream about. In one of these feats, Horn wrote the script for the hit, Star Trek Voyager, worked on the set of James bond Never Say Never Again; and has been apart of many other big projects. He is also a published author, having written The Devil & George Bailey. Mr. Horn graduated from UCLA, the most prestigious film school in the world. It is safe to say that Tom Horn is a man of many talents, and there is much to be learned from him. (Listen to audio for full interview)
How would you describe the overall competitiveness in the entertainment industry?
How would you describe a successful director?
As a director, do you worry about the stability of your job?
Does your life as a director ever conflict with your personal life?