Michael Genet Curtain Up on Michael Genet! A native of Washington, D.C., Michael is the award winning writer and producer of such films as TALK TO ME (FOCUS Features), HALLELUJAH (American Playhouse), and SHE HATE ME (Sony Picture Classics) for Director Spike Lee. His upcoming film THE CAPE ISLAND AFFAIR (Stolen Sky Productions), is a magical romance based on a short story by renowned British novelist, Joanne Harris (Chocolat).
At one point or another, everyone experiences rejection. Some let it utterly defeat them. Others rise above it and soar to great heights. What is the difference? Defiant resilience. Filled with fascinating personal anecdotes of his long career in entertainment, They Must Not Know Who I Think I Am offers tools for discovering, applying, and reaping the long-term rewards of a defiantly resilient approach to life.
Applying the principles of defiant resilience has made actor/screenwriter Michael Genet a survivor in a career that often defeats even the best. Defiant resilience is a way of thinking and living that works equally well for anyone in any career. Whether you spend your professional life selling real estate or managing a Fortune 500 company, the concepts Michael presents here will help you realize your dreams, defeat your critics and use rejection to become stronger and more effective in whatever you do.
As an actor struggling to live his dream, Michael learned that the entertainment industry is a demanding mistress who spurns her suitors over 90 percent of the time. Having experienced more than his fair share of rejections, he never lets a “no” stop him. Every day, he draws upon a resilience that combines a healthy dose of realistic optimism with self-confidence and persistence to pursue his dreams. It is an approach that he gladly shares here with anyone who wants to grab the golden ticket!