Breaking into the entertainment industry nowadays is quite difficult, but entertainment expert and media arts instructor Dan Watanabe encourages hopeful writers to not get discouraged. He says the current state of the industry is chaotic, but out of chaos eventually comes growth and opportunity. He uses Disney and Netflix as two examples of the chaos. With Disney making purchases of other media companies, some of the brands now under its control are suffering. Over at Netflix, they are struggling with billions of dollars of debt. With all these difficulties, Watanabe advises writers to be willing to make compromises and stay flexible. You may not get what you want every step of your career, but you have to think about the long-term journey and not short-term satisfaction. Watanabe recommends that new writers take advantage of all opportunities that come their way.
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