The Hollywood Food Chain: A Comically Real Look at Hollywood Through the Eyes of Production Assistants

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The Hollywood Food Chain tells the outlandishly hilarious war stories of what it takes to be a Production Assistant to the industry's biggest egomaniacs. Although the job title is a vague one at best, the show could not go on without the hard work of these underpaid, under-appreciated individuals. Without Production Assistants, who would smoke the actress' cigarettes halfway because her guru told her it was paramount to her aura? Who would quiet an entire neighborhood full of dogs with a box of dog biscuits so ...
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Overview

The Hollywood Food Chain tells the outlandishly hilarious war stories of what it takes to be a Production Assistant to the industry's biggest egomaniacs. Although the job title is a vague one at best, the show could not go on without the hard work of these underpaid, under-appreciated individuals. Without Production Assistants, who would smoke the actress' cigarettes halfway because her guru told her it was paramount to her aura? Who would quiet an entire neighborhood full of dogs with a box of dog biscuits so the actor could nurse a hangover? Who would field calls from life-threatening fans? Who would rid a tree-lined neighborhood of its birds in the middle of spring so the actor wouldn't be distracted from his performance? At whom would the producer throw pepperoni slices in the heat of a mental breakdown? Welcome to the wildly hilarious and downright strange world of Production Assistant hell.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595130016
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/25/2000
  • Pages: 152
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Seedling of a Great Idea 1
Chapter 2 Planes, Trains, But Mostly Automobiles 3
Chapter 3 Crazy Auteurs 16
Chapter 4 Ac-turds 24
Chapter 5 Producers Who Should Be Banished from the Biz 39
Chapter 6 Production Managers--Can't Live with Them, Can't Shoot Them 57
Chapter 7 Stupid Bosses 64
Chapter 8 How to Deal with Stupid Bosses 77
Chapter 9 The Joys of Location Shooting 82
Chapter 10 Life's Little Itty-Bitty-Barely-Noticeable-I-Swear Mistakes 100
Chapter 11 Fans--Sometimes They Are Not Cool 118
Chapter 12 The Things We Do for Love (and because we have no choice) 122
Chapter 13 A Reality Check 136
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2001

    A Savagely Funny Expose

    Ms. Carboni has certainly paid her dues and attention while working in the bizarre world that is Hollywood. This book is an insightful, hilarious and deliciously dishy account of the grit beneath the glitz in the movie biz.

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