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Andrew Jenks: My Adventures as a Young Filmmaker
     

Andrew Jenks: My Adventures as a Young Filmmaker

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by Andrew Jenks
 

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Meet the filmmaker who is the voice of his generation! Behind the camera, Andrew Jenks has captured the attention of young adults everywhere with his innovative MTV documentary series, World of Jenks. When asked about his inspiration for the show, Jenks said, "I want to tell the stories of my generation. I want to be a filmmaker that is able to capture what my

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Meet the filmmaker who is the voice of his generation! Behind the camera, Andrew Jenks has captured the attention of young adults everywhere with his innovative MTV documentary series, World of Jenks. When asked about his inspiration for the show, Jenks said, "I want to tell the stories of my generation. I want to be a filmmaker that is able to capture what my generation thinks, how they act, and what they ultimately stand for." Now fans of all ages will be able to discover everything they\u2019ve ever wanted to know about Jenks, from growing up to becoming a renowned documentary filmmaker in this comprehensive photo-biography. How did he do it? By following his own rules for success-always be flexible, fake it till you make it, and never accept no.

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Children's Literature - Cheryl Williams Chang
Andrew Jenks has accomplished a lot in his life. He founded the Hendrick Hudson Film Festival which is one of the largest high school film festivals in the United States, he has filmed an HBO award-winning movie about himself, he created a documentary called the Zen of Bobby V., profiling the American baseball manager Bobby Valentine, and most recently he created the World of Jenks, an HBO reality show chronicling the lives of 12 individuals. Andrew Jenks is 23 years old. This delightful non-fiction book gives an interesting look at the life of Andrew Jenks- his upbringing and his experiences leading up to the creation of this book. Geared for high school students, this young adult page-turner is fun to read offering interesting, colorful photographs. Each page offers something different with varying font sizes and different styles and colors of text. The writing styles include prose, journal entries, and handwritten notes. This book will make a great addition in a high school social studies classroom or library. Reviewer: Cheryl Williams Chang

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545537698
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/2013
Sold by:
Scholastic, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
File size:
26 MB
Note:
This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

Read an Excerpt

One million dollars.

Whenever I get good news, I always take a moment to enjoy it on my own. Dahl's news was crazy good, life-changing, I'm-going-to-Japan-for-nine-months-to-make-a-million-dollar-movie good, so I lay on my bed for a long while, savoring the moment before it was tainted with anything real.

I walked downstairs, went into the living room where my dad was watching TV, and laid down on the crummy old white sofa with a huge grin on my face.

"What?" My dad asked.

"ESPN is going to pay for the movie."

He gave me a  look to see if I was serious. His face was stunned. Then he pivoted in his chair and grinned. There's no better feeling than making my dad proud. One of the first things he said was something I will never forget.

“Someone else has now given you money to make a movie," my dad said. "This is real."

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Meet the Author


Andrew Jenks is the award-winning filmmaker who created the MTV documentary series: World of Jenks. This is his first book for young adults. To learn more about him and his work visit www.andrewjenks.com.

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Andrew Jenks: My Adventures As a Young Filmmaker 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Andrew Jenks is very inspiring. His book inspires me to what ever I put my mind to. His story is very touching and inspirational.
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This book is an amazing blend of funny personal stories and interesting behind the scenes experiences of the amazing young filmmaker Andrew Jenks. I highly recommend this book to all.