Film Courage: The myth of the overnight success? Is it really a myth?
Carole Kirschner, Author: It’s mostly a myth. A friend of mine who just got a deal at a studio said “Oh it only took me 14 years to be an overnight success.” And that’s the way it usually is. People put in a lot of hard work before they become successful.
Papers and websites love to talk about overnight success because it’s really sexy.But the truth is it’s not really happening, except there are exceptions. There’s people like Mickey Fisher who was a playwright on the East Coast and he was just scraping by and decided he was going to write a couple of pilots. And a pilot he wrote ended up winning a contest…(Watch the full video interview on Youtube here).
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