I used to be an ideas man! At one point, I had ideas for about 500 Movies & Serials. Until I woke up to the fact that they would all stay in my desk drawer, unless I started making some of them happen. Even if it meant I was doing the £50 version of the £10m project idea.

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I used to spend about 95% of the time coming up with all these ideas. Ideas for businesses too. Some were great ideas, but I’ll bet there’s millions of people in the world who thought of the next big thing, but never committed their life to make it happen. The thought of the ups and downs were too much. …


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One of the most important lessons I have learned after being on the planet for 46 years. “BE HERE NOW”

In the past, I naively thought I could control my future. This lack of control lead to worrying about the future, which in turn, led to me making the wrong desperate decisions. Life was running out, so I had to try this, try that, instead of being happy to take modest steps forward.

Today, and the last few years, my approach to life has made me a happier and more productive person. I have made a lot of mistakes and I will continue to do so. However, I have learned that I can only really be in control of now. This hour, today. …


I hear this all the time on timelines from movie fans. “Is there no original ideas left anymore in Hollywood? What’s going on?

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Hollywood has enough original movie ideas to keep a bonfire going for a hundred years! Thats not the problem, but REAL originality is not encouraged, it’s not wanted. When you are spending $100-250m on a film, it has to appeal to almost every demographic on the planet. Which also means you won’t be getting any real edgy films from Hollywood. It also has to have the ready made fan base from the book, comic, toy, or previous original filmmaking that came from a time when more original ideas were made. It’s too much money to risk on a fresh idea today. Thats why we will never get fresh ideas from Hollywood. …

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David Wilde

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