Hollywood Drive: What it Takes to Break in, Hang in & Make it in the Entertainment Industry / Edition 1

Hollywood Drive: What it Takes to Break in, Hang in & Make it in the Entertainment Industry / Edition 1

by Eve Light Honthaner
ISBN-10:
0240806689
ISBN-13:
9780240806686
Pub. Date:
05/02/2005
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis

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Hollywood Drive: What it Takes to Break in, Hang in & Make it in the Entertainment Industry / Edition 1

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780240806686
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/02/2005
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.82(d)

About the Author

Eve Honthaner is the Deputy Director of the California Film Commission. Having previously come from a background in production management, she worked in various staff positions and in every freelance capacity from PA to line producer. She worked for companies such as DreamWorks and Legendary Pictures and on films such as Titanic, Just Married and Tropic Thunder. Since 1999, she has been teaching a popular summer course at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts called Breaking Into the Film Industry. She’s the author of The Complete Film Production Handbook, now in its 4th edition, and is a member of the Producers Guild of America.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1: Fade In On Reality

Chapter 2: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Chapter 3: No Two Paths Are Ever The Same

Chapter 4: Key Ingredients To A Successful Career

Chapter 5: Understanding How The Industry Works

Chapter 6: Career Options

Chapter 7: Some Other Interesting Choices

Chapter 8: Going It On Your Own

Chapter 9: Life Will Not Go According to Plan if You Have No Plan

Chapter 10: Starting Out

Chapter 11: Job Search Strategies

Chapter 12: The Resume & Cover Letter

Chapter 13: Interviews & Meetings

Chapter 14: No One Ever Said It Would Be Easy!

Chapter 15: Networking & Schmooching

Chapter 16: Getting Through The Next Door

Chapter 17: Pitching & Selling

Chapter 18: Reel Production

Chapter 19: You’re Not In Film School Anymore, Toto

Chapter 20: Show Biz Survival Techniques

Chapter 21: Advice From The Experts

Chapter 22: Remembering Why You Got Into This Business To Begin With

Chapter 23: Eve’s Recipe For Success

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Hollywood Drive: What it Takes to Break in, Hang in & Make it in the Entertainment Industry 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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JO-dy More than 1 year ago
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.