That's a great question. I take advice from a core group of people I call my "advisors." These are people whose work and overall personality I respect enormously.

Now, you might be wondering: what about "outsiders"?

The basic answer is no! I've seen what happens when you democratize constructive criticism. You get anything but constructive criticism. A perfect example is YouTube: the home turf of cat videos getting billions of views and intelligently produced content barely hitting five figures. What you get with that kind of constructive criticism is flamers, trolls, and others whose sole purpose is to expel negativity. I really don't need that, and most likely so do you.

My advice to you; in the entertainment industry, feedback is mandatory. But you have the option to "block" out the noise and take feedback from people who you respect and trust.

Start putting together your advisors, chairperson.


"I feel it (Mr. Awkward) is a really well made film , technically ( you left the phone off call setting on purpose , didnt you ?)   and the actor , Michael Swinskay is excellent . A character that would be bottomless for a comedy writer with all the irony , the " black cloud " type guy  and  his face is perfect for this kind of comedy . He"s got Woody Allen  , Larry David and Alan Arkin type of ability . Thats why I was interested in Mr. Awkward being a series , or a re-occurring role. I could write great comedy for Mr Awkward.  Alright young man ! All the best . You know this Long Island guy  you think you are speaking to was born  and raised in south jamaica  and my career was in all those glorified tough guy neighborhoods that so many young people love to affiliate themselves with in Brooklyn  ( Do or die , not Bensonhurst), the Bronx , certain parts of Manhattan and south queens. Dig it ROBB !! I,m close to twice your age , been around for a minute , you know. But you have your  approach to your goals and I think you are going to do well with anything you pursue. I like people with who realize they can any personality they want. But I ,m not into the rude boy stuff any more. It gets tired , you'll see. Stay original my friend.Looking forward to your next move."

 Success & Money !!!! ,

Thanks man. I greatly appreciate that.


If you've "passed" on a project I offered you or dropped out at the last minute due to "unforeseen" circumstances, please don't send me your NOT so funny emails saying stuff like this:

 1). I have this great project we should work on.

 2). We should work together since we never got the chance.

 3). Dude! I love what you're doing. I would love to work (aka hop on the bandwagon) with you now.

 Or anything related to the above!