The One Where Burt Reynolds Hires A Graffiti Artist
In today’s episode Man One shares more about his Hollywood encounters, from being cast in stereotypical graffiti artist roles to having his work featured in some major motion pictures, he’s been through it all. .
Man One discusses how rife artist exploitation is in Hollywood and beyond.
Both he and Sourdough share their stories of how people have tried to undercut them throughout the years. It can be so easy when you’re starting out to want to do work for free, but artists should stand their ground both for themselves and for the artistic community at large. By giving your time and work away for free, you devalue yourself and other artists by extension. Stand up for yourself, be firm, and trust in your work. As artists who have seen it all, Man One and Sourdough’s advice is certainly worth tuning in for. Join us today!
Key Points From This Special Hollywood Episode:
- The story behind Man One’s art feature in The Rookie and other Hollywood appearances.
- How Man One got his break in the film industry and some of his false starts.
- Learn how Man One was cast in a Burt Reynolds’ film and why the character had to change.
- Hollywood has not made enough effort to understand graffiti culture.
- Man One nearly painted a portrait of Burt Reynolds and his grandson.
- The downside of Hollywood and how they treat artists.
- Have integrity and do not sell yourself short!
- The nature of social media leads people to believe art is free.
- Never lose your power to walk away.
- See your art from a brand’s point of view and figure out the price from there.
- Don’t dwell on gigs you haven’t secured. It's a numbers game, so keep going.
- Charge a nominal spec fee. Don't do anything for free.
Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:
Man One — http://www.manone.com/
Man One on Twitter — https://twitter.com/ManOneArt
Portraits by Man One https://www.portraitsbymanone.com/
Scott “Sourdough” Power — https://www.instagram.com/sourdoughpower/
Not Real Art Conference — https://www.notrealartconference.com/
Not Real Art on Instagram — https://www.instagram.com/notrealartofficial/
Art Share L.A — https://artsharela.org/
The Rookie — https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7587890/
Jon Steinberg on Twitter — https://twitter.com/checktheirfridg
The Roommate — https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1265990/
John Tucker Must Die — https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0455967/
Dick Girod — https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0320928/
The One — https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0267804/
Burt Reynolds — https://www.biography.com/actor/burt-reynolds
Dom DeLuise — https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001123/bio
KRS-one — https://www.krs-one.com/
LL Cool J on Twitter — https://twitter.com/llcoolj
Coke — https://www.coca-cola.com/