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Open this book and uncover the real Hollywood. From the stars to the studio heads, award-winning writer John Morgan Wilson cuts through the cliches and the hype to give you an insider's perspective on living and working in Tinseltown. Whether you want to write about or pursue a career in Hollywood, you'll learn the lingo, business protocol and physical geography that characterize this famed city, featuring:
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Overview

Open this book and uncover the real Hollywood. From the stars to the studio heads, award-winning writer John Morgan Wilson cuts through the cliches and the hype to give you an insider's perspective on living and working in Tinseltown. Whether you want to write about or pursue a career in Hollywood, you'll learn the lingo, business protocol and physical geography that characterize this famed city, featuring:
  • Movie deals and money jargon, from net profits and points to first-dollar gross and boot strapping.
  • A historic timeline of L.A. and Hollywood covering everything from the birth of the ""star system"" through today's monster-budget hits and disasters.
  • Charts detailing the structure of agencies, studios, networks and production companies.
  • Common studio occupations, such as gaffers, best boys and script doctors with details on salaries, unions and job requirements.
  • How Hollywood deals with ageism, racism and homophobia, along with the most comprehensive listing of Hollywood minority organizations.
  • Detailed glossaries, plus information on hundreds of additional resources from libraries and museums to websites and movies.
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There are a lot of fine "how to write a screenplay" titles out and about, but what makes Keane's How To Write a Selling Screenplay unique is the examination on a step-by-step basis of a screenplay, The Crossing, that the author wrote. The teacher/pupil-type exchange, as you closely examine the screenplay, reads almost as if you were asking pertinent questions in class at just the right moments. Keane discusses each screenwriting point (opening sequence, inciting incident, plot point #1, etc.) as it occurs in his screenplay. This makes for twice the fun as you learn solid screenwriting tactics and get to read a thrilling story to boot! Wilson's Inside Hollywood is an eclectic sampling of Tinseltown, never too much information, never quite enough, but a perfect starting point for anyone interested in the motion picture industry. This survival guide to the biz also comes in a format unlike anything this reviewer has ever seen before. Where else will you find the history of Hollywood, an overview of the movie and television industries, and an examination of various film-related job titles, salaries, etc., while taking a quick look at the city of Los Angeles itself? Both books are well written and are essential for strengthening your movie-writing collection.Marty D. Evensvold, Magnolia Branch Lib., TX
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780898798326
  • Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/15/1998
  • Series: Behind the Scenes Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.09 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 0.89 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 2
Ch. 1 From Yesterday to Today - An Overview 4
Ch. 2 The Movie Industry 40
Ch. 3 The Television Business 70
Ch. 4 The People, Their Jobs and Their Salaries 93
Ch. 5 From Script to Screen: The Screenplay Trade 126
Ch. 6 Hollywood Hype 150
Ch. 7 Geographical Hollywood 178
Ch. 8 The Hollywood "Lifestyle" 216
App. A Glossary of Hollywood Terms 252
App. B Hollywood Organizations, Research Resources and Other Specialty Lists 273
Index 292
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