Hollywood Drive: What it Takes to Break in, Hang in & Make it in the Entertainment Industry [NOOK Book]

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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. Written by a Hollywood insider, Honthaner's invaluable experience and advice will give those attempting to enter and become successful in the entertainment industry the edge they need to stand out among the intense competition. Because while film school prepares students to write a script, direct a scene and operate a camera, few newcomers ...
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Hollywood Drive: What it Takes to Break in, Hang in & Make it in the Entertainment Industry

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Overview

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. Written by a Hollywood insider, Honthaner's invaluable experience and advice will give those attempting to enter and become successful in the entertainment industry the edge they need to stand out among the intense competition. Because while film school prepares students to write a script, direct a scene and operate a camera, few newcomers enter the job market understanding how this business truly works and how to land a first job-much less succeed in the industry.

Hollywood Drive is not merely a book about what it takes to get your foot in the door. It goes beyond that by offering you the tools, attitude, philosophy and road map you'll need to give yourself a good fighting chance at success -- whether you're looking for your very first job or for a strategy to move your career to the next level. This book will allow you to proceed with your eyes wide open, knowing exactly what to expect.

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 reel 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.

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. Written by a Hollywood insider, Honthaner's invaluable experience and advice will give those attempting to enter and become successful in the entertainment industry the edge they need to stand out among the intense competition. Because while film school prepares students to write a script, direct a scene and operate a camera, few newcomers enter the job market understanding how this business truly works and how to land a first job--much less succeed in the industry.

Hollywood Drive is not merely a book about what it takes to get your foot in the door. It goes beyond that by offering you the tools, attitude, philosophy and road map you'll need to give yourself a good fighting chance at success -- whether you're looking for your very first job or for a strategy to move your career to the next level. This book will allow you to proceed with your eyes wide open, knowing exactly what to expect.

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 reel 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. Hollywood insider with 20+ years of experience provides realistic advice and tips on getting afirst job and moving up in a tough industry

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Editorial Reviews

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"Whether you're attending film school, already have a foot in the door, or are just thinking of getting into the biz—Hollywood Drive is essential for anyone serious about a career in the entertainment industry. Eve has combined academic basics, practical advice and "reel" world experience into an invaluable resource guide that will surely help you achieve your objectives." Steve Molen, Production Executive, DreamWorks, SKG


"Eve's knowledge, experience and enthusiasm, matched by her unbridled dedication to helping others break into the entertainment industry is why her USC summer classes are always full. And her new book is the next best thing to taking one of her courses. To me, Eve is a gift I can give to the students who enroll in our Summer Program, and this book is her gift to you. Read it, digest it and then put it into practice if you're looking for longevity in this business." Duke Underwood, Director, Summer Program, School of Cinema-Television, University of Southern California
"Eve has created a "must read" for anyone thinking about getting into the film business. Her practical, no-nonsense approach is refreshing, fair and honest. I wish this book was available when I got out of film school. I could have saved myself a lot of aggravation." John Dahl, Director (Joy Ride, Rounders, The Last Seduction)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136069017
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/18/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 400
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Eve Honthaner has been working in the entertainment industry in the field of production management for many years. Some of her credits include: Titanic, Just Married, Joy Ride and In Dreams. In addition to teaching at USC's Summer Program, she's been an instructor at The International Film & TV Workshops in Rockport, Maine and she is the founder of the Los Angeles-based networking organization Film Industry Network.

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Table of Contents

1 Fade in on reality 1
2 The good, the bad and the ugly 19
3 Key ingredients to a successful career 31
4 Career options 45
5 Some other interesting choices 81
6 Life will not go according to plan if you have no plan 105
7 Starting out 121
8 Job search strategies 141
9 The resume and cover letter 159
10 Interviews and meetings 183
11 No one ever said it would be easy! What you can expect once you land your first job 207
12 Networking and schmooching 225
13 Getting through the next door 241
14 Pitching and selling 259
15 Reel production 279
16 You're not in film school anymore, toto 303
17 Show biz survival techniques 319
18 Advice from the experts 337
19 Remembering why you got into this business to begin with 349
20 Eve's recipe for success 353
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  • Posted January 23, 2010

    The book looks like it would be good to read. Good graphics on the cover.

    I bought this for a friend, I still haven't had a chance to give it to them, but I'm sure they will like it. It seems to have a lot of info.

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