That is right. You read correctly. This post is about learning from Hollywood, especially from the comments of Art Linson who has teamed up with De Niro for a spoof on Hollywood (“What Just Happened). The interview with both of them can be found here on CNN. The movie is a satire dishing the dirt on the highs and lows of Hollyood based on Linson’s book “Bitter Hollywood Tales From the Front Line.” The book details the experiences of AL as a movie produced (“The Fight Club,” “Into the Wild” etc.).
What struck me in this interview was the comment by Linson about the courage and determination to succeed in Hollywood (my emphasis):