How To Make It In Hollywood

Author: Linda Buzzell
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062292196
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Renowned psychotherapist and career counselor Linda Buzzell is the expert in knowing how to create and develop a career in Hollywood. With this book, she shows you how to look at your personality, your strengths, your weaknesses, your special skills, and your talents in order to target your personal goals and maximize your career success. She then explains all the jobs in Hollywood and how to find them, get them, and advance through each stage in your career. How To Make It in Hollywood includes everything you need to know about agents, managers, lawyers, the casting couch, chutzpah, schmoozing, networking, Godfather Calls, rhino skin, Power Rolodexes, handling rejection, constant unemployment, and keeping yourself on the track to your dreams when real life keeps telling you to give it all up and move back to Cincinnati!

How to Make It in Hollywood

Author: Rick Friedberg
Publisher: Booklocker.Com Incorporated
ISBN: 9781626464254
Format: PDF, Docs
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HOW TO MAKE IT IN HOLLYWOOD: The Inside Story is an often funny, enlightening insider's view on how to break into the world of show biz and navigate its shark-infested waters. Award winning writer/director Rick Friedberg's "war stories," collected while working with Academy Award-winning talent, embody a set of rules on how to make it in Hollywood and survive, like "Humility is a Highly Over-rated Virtue," "It's All About Passion," "If You Write it Well, They Will Come," and much more.

Its All Your Fault

Author: Bill Robinson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451603323
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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An Essential Guide to Landing -- and Keeping -- Your first Hollywood Job A position as an assistant to a producer, agent, director, studio executive, or star can be the path to a fabulous career -- or a one-way ticket to hell. How can the aspiring Hollywood assistant quickly learn the inside track to success while avoiding the land mines? It's All Your Fault is the answer. Written by two former Hollywood assistants who've been there and done that, It's All Your Fault is bursting with hard-earned advice, from figuring out who's who and who isn't to sex, drugs, and other work-related issues. Filled with outrageous anecdotes and countless celebrity stories, It's All Your Fault proves an indispensable addition to the nightstand of every wannabe Hollywood mover and shaker.

Your Hollywood Pro

Author: John C. Hall
ISBN: 9780692281574
Format: PDF, ePub
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Your Hollywood Pro is one part industry handbook and one part memoir. John C. Hall shares with readers the story of one man's rise from starry-eyed, small-town boyhood to the epicenter of the entertainment industry, while also imparting practical advice about nearly every facet of breaking into the entertainment industry. The book is long on advice and anecdote and short on dictate. Hall's primary lesson is this: while there are certain habits and pursuits that cultivate industry success, there is no one-size-fits-all, sure-fire approach to making it in the entertainment industry. But if you stay persistent, true to yourself, and generous to others, you can do this. The book is not for Hollywood dreamers-it's for Hollywood doers.

Hollywood Drive

Author: Eve Light Honthaner
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1351866842
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Hollywood Drive: What it Takes to Break in, Hang in & Make it in the Entertainment Industry is the essential guide to starting and succeeding at a career in film and TV. The completely updated second edition features new interviews with industry professionals, information about the changing social media landscape, the wide array of distribution platforms that are available to aspiring filmmakers, and much more. Honthaner's invaluable experience and advice give those attempting to enter and become successful in the entertainment industry the edge they need to stand out among the intense competition. Hollywood Drive explores the realities of the industry: various career options, effective job search strategies, how to write an effective cover letter and resume, what to expect on your first job, the significance of networking and building solid industry relationships, how a project is sold, and how a production office and set operate. You'll learn how to define your goals and make a plan to achieve them, how to survive the tough times, how to deal with big egos and bad tempers, and how to put your passion to work for you. Although no book or class can totally prepare you for a career in the entertainment industry, Hollywood Drive offers insights, direction, and a sense of confidence.

Making It in Hollywood as a Make Up Artist

Author: Marie Carter
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
ISBN: 1480902357
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Here is the story of a chosen child whose dreams and visions made her a woman of great faith. Yet, faced with trials and tribulations one after another, who could find a way out of what seemed to be a dark path? Raised in a loving home in a simple East Texas town to the quickening and bright lights of Hollywood—this was the life of Marie Carter. If you want a career, you have to be willing to dedicate 100 percent of yourself to the task. No half stepping, no getting over, no riding in on the names of others, no excuses. Being black, but young and talented, Marie found life in Hollywood did have its drawbacks. At the time, Hollywood was embarking upon a new era of stars, political issues, technology—and African-Americans; Marie Carter was on the front line of it all.

How to Succeed in Hollywood Without Really Acting

Author: Peter Skagen
ISBN: 9780993765704
Format: PDF, ePub
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A renowned working actor, writer, producer and 'un-acting' coach shares with you the inside secrets of how to master the screen actor's career in the twenty-first century, including how to break in, what they're looking for, film vs. theater acting, how to identify and promote your brand, how to set up shop, how to understand story and screenwriting, how to conquer auditions, and how to work on set. It encourages you to stop thinking like an actor, and start thinking like a filmmaker. This witty, easy-to-read, action-packed how-to also includes: rants, grudges, jokes, quotes, tales from the trenches, insider secrets, tricks of the trade, lists, exercises, examples, trick questions, the top fifty audition mistakes, the top four on-set mistakes, complete instructions on how to become inevitable, and most importantly, how to stop acting and start working. Students, parents, stage and screen actors, comedians, filmmakers, theater professionals, television presenters, writers of all kinds, movie buffs, even corporate sales professionals (because the world is a stage) can all benefit from this charming, inspirational, and incredibly informative book that finally explains the Business, and how to make it YOUR business.

Writing for the Green Light

Author: Scott Kirkpatrick
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1317704207
Format: PDF
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Tailor your screenplay to sell. Find out what Hollywood script readers, producers, and studio executives want in a screenplay (and why) from someone who’s been there. Discover what it takes to begin a lasting career as a screenwriter. Peppered with interviews from established professionals, Writing for the Green Light: How to Make Your Script the One Hollywood Notices gives you a sharp competitive edge by showcasing dozens of everyday events that go on at the studios but are rarely if ever discussed in most screenwriting books. With his behind-the-scenes perspective, Scott Kirkpatrick shows you why the system works the way it does and how you can use its unwritten rules to your advantage. He answers such questions as: Who actually reads your script? How do you pique the interest of studios and decision makers? What do agents, producers, and production companies need in a script? How much is a script worth? What are the best genres for new writers and why? What are real steps you can take to ‘break in’ to television writing? How do you best present or pitch a project without looking desparate? How do you negotiate a contract without an agent? How do you exude confidence and seal your first deal? These and other insights are sure to give you and your screenplay a leg-up for success in this competitive landscape!

How to Get Arrested

Author: Michael J. Wallach
ISBN: 9780979271106
Format: PDF, Docs
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A How-To for Actors as no book has been before, Here is indispensible information for actors told through a charming story rather than in the ususal textbook style. This is the tale of two young actors as they embark on the same journey as thousands of hopefuls each year. Dick and Jane move to Hollywood to become working actors -- maybe even "stars." They arrive in Hollywood not knowing anyone in power - does this mean they are sunk before they even get started? They aren't gorgeous -- will they be rejected? What are the right choices? One makes fame-based, out-sized choices, auditioning only for producers and directors. The other makes reasoned choices, creating a game plan for success and being content with each modest step forward. One does it the right way and the other the wrong way. Which one succeeds? With great affection for actors and deep insight into the hurdles they face, the author gives accessible answers to all the questions actors ask. "Myths Demystified!" A special bonus section shatters misconceptions about the path to success.