If you want to excel as a content marketer, you should learn from people who are very successful at it. They don’t have to be online marketers. You can also learn a lot from veterans in the entertainment industry, such as Robert Gillings.
Why Robert Gillings is a Great Model for Content Marketers
Known for such popular films as The Kings of Brooklyn and Paddy Wacked, Robert Gillings is a highly accomplished director, producer, writer, and actor who also has years of experience in architectural design.
Not only is the native New Yorker the CEO and President of his own production company, aptly named Robert Gillings Productions, but he also works as a consultant in the financial industry as the owner of the Robert Gillings Consulting firm.
In his role in the 2004 movie The Kings of Brooklyn, which he produced, he played one of three friends who grew up in the same area during the start of the new tech craze. The friends pursued a life of wealth and luxury that they felt would lead them to be celebrated as the most successful men in the borough of Brooklyn.
But because of their greed and preconceived notions of achieving financial independence, they ended up failing in securing what they were after. This film was nominated for and won The Audience Award for Best Feature Film at the Brooklyn Film Festival.
Robert Gillings has also starred in a number of other movies such as 2006’s Paddy Wacked, where he played an Irish gangster named Owney Madden.
This movie was about immigrants who came to the US from Ireland in search of a better life but instead encountered gang wars and continued poverty, causing some of the immigrants to decide to join the gangs and compete with the Italian mob as a means of survival through ill-gotten gains.
Another film his company produced was one in the horror genre called American Fright Fest, which premiered in 2017 and was centered on several murders that occurred in a small town.
The entertainer and business executive were one of a few architectural designers who entered his work in the World Trade Center Site Memorial Competition, a contest that was purposed on honoring the thousands of victims of the terror attacks on the famous New York building in February of 1993 and September of 2001.
In the 1993 attack, a bomb was set off under the structure, leading to the deaths of many who worked inside the World Trade Center, and in one of the most recognized acts of terrorism in America, known as 9-11, planes were flown into the twin towers, causing approximately 3,000 citizens to lose their lives. Because of Robert Gillings’ ability to capture the true emotional impact of those horrific moments through his artistic vision, his designs were chosen to be put on display at several art galleries around New York.
Due to the fact that Robert Gillings knows how difficult it is to succeed in the entertainment industry, he decided to offer his expert advice to new movie directors, producers, writers and actors by starting a blog, where he discusses things like how to pick the best filming team, citing that this must be done carefully in order to avoid working with people who are not reliable, or who are annoying.
He’s stated that since a director will be spending a great deal of time with a filming crew, he or she should try to pick one that will not be so uncomfortable to work with. He also advises those who seek roles in the film and TV industry to take acting classes in order to keep their acting skills sharp.
On a personal level, his film-making includes a production called My Darling, which is based on what he experienced during his divorce hearing. During the court proceedings, Robert Gillings acted as his own lawyer and was falsely accused by his former wife as being an abuser.
He was initially given supervised visitation with his children, due to the fact that the court believed his ex-wife’s allegations against him. But after spending much time battling with her over issues involving assets and custodial rights, he ended up winning full custody of their kids because it was determined that she had psychiatric problems that would make her unfit as a parent. However, he was ordered to pay her a huge amount in alimony.
Because of all that he experienced while going through his divorce, he had a desire to help others who might be going through the same thing, so he started two pages on Facebook dedicated to making people aware of their personal and parental rights in that situation.
Robert Gillings is a proud born-and-raised New Yorker who is currently using his writing and directing skills on the new TV series called Paper Empire, which is in the Crime genre and stars such well-known actors like Wesley Snipes, Steve Guttenberg, Denise Richards, and Anne Archer, among others.
The entertainer, producer, writer, director, architectural designer, and businessman is also considered a philosopher, and his financial consulting firm has been in operation since 1990.
Learn Great Lessons in Content Marketing from Robert Gillings
Content marketers can learn a lot from the entertainment industry. Robert Gillings is a great model to use if you want to improve your own content marketing strategy. He has been a leading legend for years.