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Creative Careers In Hollywood

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Readers will discover real-life, yet upbeat portraits of the "shredder" jobs of the industry, such as assistant or d-girl, and how they can lead to the "keeper" jobs of actor, agent, or studio executive. Each career overview features a clever analysis of the classic film characters who memorably played these jobs on screen; an insightful rewards-risks assessment of the job; and a brief look at such essential job qualities as durability, length of stay, "food chain value" and desirability factor. Part how-to ...

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Overview

Readers will discover real-life, yet upbeat portraits of the "shredder" jobs of the industry, such as assistant or d-girl, and how they can lead to the "keeper" jobs of actor, agent, or studio executive. Each career overview features a clever analysis of the classic film characters who memorably played these jobs on screen; an insightful rewards-risks assessment of the job; and a brief look at such essential job qualities as durability, length of stay, "food chain value" and desirability factor. Part how-to guide, part historical document, and part social commentary, this book will delight career seekers, Hollywood insiders, and film aficionados alike!

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Scheer has worked on every level of the Hollywood hierarchy, from assistant to d-girl to network vice president, so she knows whereof she speaks. To explore the industry's career opportunities, she takes a novel approach, examining more than 100 movies about the film business from the past 90 years, along with real-life film accounts by working professionals. Divided into 12 chapters, the book covers a variety of basic positions, including actor, writer, and studio executive, with additional information on "lot life" and other aspects of the film world. For example, "Producer" dissects the different types of producers, notes how to get started, uses eight films (including The Producers) to illustrate Scheer's points, and prints an interview with a working producer. The writing is generally breezy and light, so would-be creative types must look elsewhere for contact information, prospective salaries, etc. A good companion to Jan Bone's Opportunities in Film Careers and Tanja L. Crouch's 100 Careers in Film and Television, this is recommended for film and career collections. [Quaterly updates to the book will be posted on the author's web site, www. lawscheer.com.-Ed.]-Anthony J. Adam, Prairie View A&M Univ. Lib., TX Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781581152432
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/15/2002
  • Pages: 244
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

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