I’m not sure how much I was able to help but I was sure impressed by the questions and the people asking them. No bitterness, no complaining, no excuse-making. They weren’t there to hear how bad it is for conservatives in the entertainment business or to make excuses for why they haven’t sold a script yet. They were there as conservative actors, writers, filmmakers and musicians for advice on how to succeed and move forward in a very tough business. Between O’Connor’s good humor and experience in theatre and McKeever’s production background, the main message was pretty clear: be an artist first, learn your craft, make contacts and keep your politics to yourself. Be a sleeper agent of sorts. After you’ve made a career for yourself, then go ahead and create that personal projects that reflect your worldview.
Go read the whole thing! It will give you a great idea of what my CPAC panel yesterday was like.
I would also like to thank John Nolte, LArry O'Connor and Lisa Mei Norton of Big Dawg Music Mafia for their participation yesterday.