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Getting into the film industry is challenging enough without having to deal with all the inflated egos.

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  • INTERVIEW WITH RUDOLF BUITENDACH
    on Jun 21, 2013
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  • GET GOAL-ORIENTED
    on May 27, 2012
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  • BE PROFESSIONAL
    on May 22, 2012
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  • INVITING CRITICISM
    on May 19, 2012
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  • PROMOTING YOURSELF
    on May 8, 2012
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