If you’re like us, awards season means working your way through your movie and TV bingeing bucket list. A great way to unwind? Absolutely! When you’re done, you can channel what inspired you and Discover Your Next by becoming the writer and director of your own narrative. Just like in the movies, it could be epic! For centuries, the telling of stories has kept communities together by solidifying common culture and providing entertainment, escape, uplift and a sense of belonging. This week we explore ways to stay socially engaged by getting involved in writing, film, theater or television while making a bit of extra cash, learning something new or giving something back.

 


 

New Entertainment-Related Spotlights

Get behind the scenes at a film festival.

Write for a living.

Get involved in community theater.

Be a seat filler at a big event near you.

Solve the puzzle, answer in the form of a question or phone a friend as a game show contestant.

Be an extra on a movie or television set.

See what happens behind the camera at your favorite live TV show.

 


 

Movie Talk with our Millennial and Boomer Bloggers

Millie & Boo! are back discussing their favorite films and it’s a conversation you won’t want to miss.

Millie: Seen any good movies lately?

Boo: Ha! You know I have. I always wonder if you’ll like the movies I like.

Millie: I’m sure probably some of them. We might not be seen as similar by the AI that’s serving us our options, but I think we have a lot in common.

Boo: I’d like to think so. Maybe we should compare notes a little. What makes a movie appealing to you?   

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Book Spotlight: Transition Stories to Inspire You

When to Jump: If the Job You Have Isn’t the Life You Want author Mike Lewis shares his own journey and presents more than forty transition narratives of people from diverse backgrounds, stages and affinities. What they all have in common is that they moved on from what they were doing to something more fulfilling. Read more here.

 


 

On the Way Out…

“I love it when you go to see something, and you enter as an individual, and you leave as a group. Because you’ve all been bound together by the same experience.”  – Tom Hiddleston