Career Launcher: Television

Overview

Television is a glamorous, powerful medium. The competition to reach the top of the industry is fierce, but by making smart decisions and following the right advice, the opportunities for success on- or off-screen are limitless.

Written from an insider's perspective, each Career Launcher book explains the ins and outs that professionals must know in order to succeed. With details on the history, practices, standards, jargon, and emerging trends of each industry, these handy ...

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Overview

Television is a glamorous, powerful medium. The competition to reach the top of the industry is fierce, but by making smart decisions and following the right advice, the opportunities for success on- or off-screen are limitless.

Written from an insider's perspective, each Career Launcher book explains the ins and outs that professionals must know in order to succeed. With details on the history, practices, standards, jargon, and emerging trends of each industry, these handy guides are perfect for anyone looking to jump-start his or her career. Each volume covers

A capsule history of the industry from its earliest roots to the present

A snapshot of employment, wages, and emerging trends, as well as key events, leaders, and other industry forces

A no-nonsense look at the industry's key jobs

Advice for establishing a positive, professional reputation; producing high-quality work; and planning your career path

An in-depth glossary of industry jargon

Directories of key publications, Web sites, schools, training programs, and other resources to help manage your career

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816079841
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/15/2010
  • Series: Career Launcher Series
  • Pages: 152
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword vii

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xiii

1 Industry History 1

2 State of the Industry 23

3 On the Job 54

4 Tips for Success 80

5 Talk Like a Pro 101

6 Resources 117

Index 127

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