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A Hollywood Heavy Hitter With Carl Ciarfalio

A Hollywood Heavy Hitter With Carl Ciarfalio


“It’s motivating to be able to create and see your work come to fruition.”

As a Hollywood stunt coordinator, actor and stuntman, Carl Ciarfalio pulls no punches.

According to Carl, Hollywood (and business in general) is all about the hustle, and if you want to hit the big time, you need to embrace the power of self-marketing and reject complacency. Today he reveals the real business of show business, and what it takes to succeed in one the world’s biggest industries.

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • The importance of setting reachable and attainable goals.
  • How to shape a successful career that blends business with art.
  • Why you need to constantly market yourself (especially when business is booming).
  • The realities of show business (that aren’t taught in school).

Carl Ciarfalio is a 40-year veteran of the entertainment industry with a prolific career as a Stunt Coordinator, Stuntman, and Actor. He has worked with such film and television heavyweights as Martin Scorsese, Ron Howard, Steven Soderbergh, Jamie Foxx, Tom Cruise, Clint Eastwood, Scott Cooper and Chuck Norris.

Carl is a former member of the Stuntmen’s Association of Motion Pictures, and served as its President from 1992 through 1996. He served two terms at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences as the first Governor of the Stunt Peer Group. Carl helped form this in 2000, and in 2001 was a key player in establishing the first Emmy Award for Outstanding Stunt Coordination. Carl also partnered with Teri Ryan to create and develop the annual Taurus World Stunt Awards and Taurus Foundation, and today continues to serve on its Blue Ribbon Committee.

Learn more about Carl at carlciarfalio.com, stuntmanbook.com LinkedIn, and Twitter.





About the author, David Shriner-Cahn

David is the podcast host and community builder behind Smashing the Plateau, an online platform offering resources, accountability, and camaraderie to high-performing professionals who are making the leap from the corporate career track to entrepreneurial business ownership.

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