Never Take Rejection Personally

The creator of Entourage talks about why persistence is so important in Hollywood.

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Doug Ellin is a film and tv screenwriter, director and producer best known for creating Entourage. Ellin talks with #ThePlaybook host David Meltzer about procrastination, persistence and focus as factors of his work in Hollywood.

Ellin discusses the "grind" of TV production and overcoming procrastination by necessity. He also talks about how he leveraged personal experience to write characters and stories.

Ellin speaks about how important persistence and not taking rejection personally are, especially in Hollywood. He also relates a story from early in his career when he learned that focus is crucial, particularly when meeting someone you're looking to for help.

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David Meltzer

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Co-Founder of Sports 1 Marketing, Speaker, Author and Business Coach

David Meltzer, co-founder of Sports 1 Marketing and host of Entrepreneur's podcast, “The Playbook”, is a Top 100 Business Coach, global public speaker and three-time international best-selling author who has been honored by Variety as “Sports Humanitarian of the Year”.

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