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Mike Kravinsky

Entries by Mike Kravinsky

Back To Where I Once Belonged

(2) Comments | Posted March 11, 2013 | 11:58 AM

I was reading an article in The Huffington Post this morning. Minus possible issues in the eurozone and the antics in Washington, D.C., we appear to be headed to even lower unemployment. It's been a long slog. It's far from over, but it looks like we're headed in...

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Trust Your Inner Voice

(1) Comments | Posted November 29, 2012 | 10:20 AM

You really have to believe in what you're doing as the writer and director of a film. Like most all creative ventures, you have to have faith in yourself. When you make a dramatic film, it's your idea, it's your words and execution. When you write a line, does it...

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My Own Second Act

(0) Comments | Posted November 21, 2012 | 5:10 PM

Last January, I started posting my "dramedy" web series The Nextnik, about reinvention at age 50-something. It went over well and even landed me an invitation to start this blog at HuffPost50. 

That was my first venture into dramatic film work, after having spent 29 years as an editor and...

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Career Change In Midlife: From News Professional To Voice Actor (VIDEO)

(1) Comments | Posted January 30, 2012 | 2:00 PM

In my experience of documenting professional reinvention, I've found that it's often not really starting over; it's more revisiting a dream deferred. In my own case, filmmaking was something that was always a fantasy. Back in the 80s, I even took some filmmaking courses. But at the time, I had...

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Post 50 Reinvention: Rediscovering A Passion For Dance At 53

(33) Comments | Posted January 25, 2012 | 3:00 AM

Back in 2010, ABC News offered me a voluntary buyout. I had worked for 29 years as a video editor and technical director based in Washington, D.C. But I had always wanted to make a film. At 57, facing my own midlife reinvention, I decide to make that the focus...

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