How Business Is Done: William Lee
If you want to know how real business gets done, here’s a great example.
William Lee is a filmmaker in Ohio who’s been producing his own movies since before I met him in the 1980’s. He’s worked hard to build a network of actors, crew, distribution, etc. He’s a one-man production company. And even teaches filmmaking and has a William Lee Film Tribute released by The American Genre Film Archive. By any measure, he’s a self-made bona fide success story. And 30+ years since our last project, he’s still teaching me how real business is done.
We’ve been in touch over the years, but never had a good fit for his projects. On an upcoming film, William had an idea that he thought my voice would work for. Here’s how the process played out:
- He sent me a message asking if I’d be interested, along with some sample copy.
- I sent back some takes for him to choose from.
- He liked one read in particular and wanted to hire me.
- I gave him my rate – no beefs, negotiation or whining.
- I recorded and sent the audio.
- We agreed on a payment method.
- He paid me.
- ~ Fin ~
This. This is how Business is done. Professional. Efficient. Simple.
It’s easy to find people on both sides of the camera who aren’t this professional.
But it’s the true pros that are the ones you’ll want to keep as clients.
For more information on William Lee and his films, visit: Cinema Lexzikon Productions
All content written and voiced by Joe J Thomas online at: JoeActor.com