2011: Are you feeling optimistic or pessimistic?

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    2010 has been really terrible. Sincerely hope that the New Year is going to be different. But, depressingly, the signs are not very encouraging. Does anybody think or feel differently? Cheer me up please

    NEW YEAR GREETINGS

    Siva

    • 9th Jan 2011
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  • Forbes KB

    Actor

    I'm totally optimistic for 2011! No doubt it's going to be a challenge for all of us but isn't that half the fun? Not knowing where your next pay-cheque is coming from!

    I say bring it on...I'm ready for anything!

    • 31st Dec 2010
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    ALWAYS optimistic - new year, new resolve, new skills, new opportunities. There's a big break out there and it can't hide from me forever! ;P Chin up and keep trucking, all the best :)

    • 1st Jan 2011
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  • Toni Brooks

    Actor

    With you on that Vanessa. Happy New Year to us all :-))

    • 1st Jan 2011
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  • Jenna Sharpe

    Actor

    Hmm I seem to veer from one extreme to the other on this! 2010 has been really awful for a lot of people in a lot of ways but hopefully that means 2011 must be better.

    On the other hand so many aspects of our profession seem out of our control. We can do so much in terms of training, marketing, networking etc. but there is always that element of luck or being the right person/in the right place at the right time!

    • 1st Jan 2011
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  • Nathan Head

    Actor

    I'm very optimistic!

    I've noticed a pattern in my life, all the odd years are great and the even years are naff... so 2011 should be a good one! haha

    I'm optimistic

    • 1st Jan 2011
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  • Farah Sardar

    Actor

    Don't you worry folkies. Just watch the Eastenders Specials - that'll lift your spirits!!

    • 1st Jan 2011
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    I am wondering whether we (CCP members) should be proactive and do something about our careers rather than waiting for things to happen. How about forming a co-operative production company and start making low budget movies? Am I being bonkers?

    Siva

    • 3rd Jan 2011
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    Optimistic about 2011 for sure!

    And aren't we always proactive about our careers?

    • 3rd Jan 2011
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  • Gareth Ellis

    Actor

    I am being optimistic about 2011 - this year brings the dawning of the Age of Aquarius. This is my year! Bring it on.

    • 3rd Jan 2011
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  • Augustine Flint-Hartle

    Actor

    Hi,

    Very optimistic - hurrah.

    Augustine xx

    • 4th Jan 2011
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  • Keith Hill

    Actor

    Ask me any given day, and you'll get a different answer.

    • 4th Jan 2011
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  • Farah Sardar

    Actor

    Remember now tis the dawning of the Age of Aquarius - so there's NO excuse!

    • 4th Jan 2011
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  • Nigel Peever

    Actor

    I already make low budget movies :-) if anyone wants to buy a copy of The Corsican Brothers with coronation street's Peter Baldwin get in touch :-) The Battle of Waterloo will hopefully see completion and go on sale in the next few months with animation almost complete.

    • 4th Jan 2011
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    Yup Siva,

    I feel the exact same way. So lost, not sure which way to move forward in this industry.

    We just have to keep on hoping that 2011 is the year for us!

    • 4th Jan 2011
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  • Peter Halpin

    Actor

    Definitely optimistic! Got to be! 2010 was actually really pretty good I thought. An early blip around Jan-March, but otherwise fine.

    Really hoping 2011 can bring a step or 5 up the proverbial ladder!

    Good luck everyone! (Unless you're the same character type as me! ha!) ;)

    • 4th Jan 2011
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  • David Laurence

    Actor

    After how I felt last year I was determined not to feel the same this year.Ive never sat still,but have been incredibly negative.I let my membership lapse both on here and equity.

    So in an effort to kick start my new year Ive had my showreel sorted out,re edited,shortened & its ready to go out there and reel them in for me.

    Well thats the plan.Have to compile a list of casting directors to mail out to.

    Nothing annoying.Just a hello,here I am.If you feel inclined to take just 3mins or less of your time to view my stuff,you might just find im worth offering one or two jobs too.

    At the very least youll know Im here ready and waiting for you in 2011 haha .

    • 4th Jan 2011
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  • Farah Sardar

    Actor

    Imagine going through your life and ending up an old biddy feeling unfulfilled and resentful because you didn't persue your real passion - isn't that more depressing?!

    • 5th Jan 2011
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    You are spot on there. That's why I must to do something about it this year

    • 5th Jan 2011
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  • Andrew Lawden

    Actor

    there is work out there and you just have to find a way of chasing it .....and spending less time on the ccp forum !!!

    optimistic new year resolution xxx

    • 5th Jan 2011
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