One thing I'd like to give to my fellow creatives is a bit of my way of thinking when it comes to the "dealing with sharks" in this industry. I am sure you have all heard about the big money types who are the heads of this or that - the "who's who" as they say. The ones who can be a bit aggressive and in a way "cut throat" when it comes to the business of the entertainment business. Although, BIG business types can be "sharks" and can be intimidating to a creative person - there is one thing I have found that helps - with control. I find that big business types are the way they are and that is great - it is necessary to be tough in business and they are good at it. I, just smile and nod and continue to move forward because I keep in mind what the artist must never forget and that is, that the shark is the shark but the artist is the OCEAN and without the ocean the shark can not exist. So why be intimidated by a shark. Grant them the right to be what they are use them for your benefit - if they are willing to play your game your way - if not move on - there are plenty of sharks to play with - know you hold all the power.