New For 2020

It’s a fresh set of downs, the perfect time to officially kick off or unveil a few things. Productivity Lost I’ve mentioned this before but today it launches for real. Productivity Lost began as a non-fiction book project I was working on but, after not being able to find a publisher interested in it, I … Continue reading New For 2020

That Was 44

One of the advantages of having a birthday just days before the end of the calendar year is that it provides a convenient opportunity to reflect on both endpoints at roughly the same time. So it is that today I take a look back at some of the things I accomplished during my 44th year, … Continue reading That Was 44

Subscribe to Productivity Lost

Over the last year and a half I’ve been doing a lot of writing about productivity, the economic measure of how much value companies are extracting from the efforts of their workforce. Some of that has been published here. Most of it, though, has been happening behind the scenes. It’s a project I undertook on … Continue reading Subscribe to Productivity Lost

What I Was Writing In December

In case you noticed, December was pretty quiet around here. I shared the few posts I wrote for Adweek and The Hollywood Reporter, but that was about it. Cinematic Slant remained active, but I made the intentional decision to take the month off from writing on this site. That’s because I’m working on a book. … Continue reading What I Was Writing In December

Movie Marketing Millennia

Yesterday I published my 1,000th movie marketing recap column/blog post. 1,000. It’s hard to believe. I certainly never would have guessed I’d hit a milestone like that when I first pitched the idea to FilmThreat in May, 2004. The idea that you need to do something for 10,000 hours before you get good at it … Continue reading Movie Marketing Millennia

Showcasing Fiction

In my time off from publishing on the regular here I decided, as is often the case, to do something dumb. For context, a while ago I deleted all the “Fiction” posts I had published here because, quite frankly, those posts were only some of what I’d written and various short stories and other material … Continue reading Showcasing Fiction

Getting the Ball Rolling Again

You’ll hopefully forgive me if it seems like the new year is off to a slow start around here. That’s only because the new year is off to a slow start around here. See...I took some time off. I know. That’s weird, right? But for at least the week following Christmas, I didn’t worry about … Continue reading Getting the Ball Rolling Again

What I Wrote in 2017

528 posts on ChrisThilk.com. 233 posts on CinematicSlant.com. A number of posts here on Medium (the exact number is iffy because many were cross-posts from those other blogs. 23 posts on Adweek. 15 posts on The Drum. Countless freelance assignments. A not-insubstantial number of Twitter, Facebook and other social media posts. 1 complete novella. A … Continue reading What I Wrote in 2017

Starting The Month With a New Focus

Do one thing well. That’s the thinking behind a shift in focus and strategy I’ve been working on regarding my online publishing and how I present myself to the world. After all, as I’ve stated before, the goal of all those efforts is to find more freelance work, making it a bigger part of my … Continue reading Starting The Month With a New Focus

Busy, Just Not Publicly

Things have been kinda quiet around here. There certainly hasn’t been the kind of post volume I’ve come to expect from myself. Even the volume on Cinematic Slant has been down a bit as I focus on the Marketing Recap columns there. Yesterday I only published one post here, a Quick Takes link roundup, only … Continue reading Busy, Just Not Publicly