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Making It In Hollywood

Making It In Hollywood: What To Do & How To Do It From More Than 100 Of Today's Top Actors, Screenwriters, Directors, And Producers


Learn the secrets of how to become a successful actor, screenwriter, director, or producer from the people who've made it and are continuing to make it! Authors Bryan Hidalgo and Gail O'Donnell have interviewed more than 100 of today's top actors, screenwriters, directors, and producers including Oscar and Emmy winners who reveal, in their own words, how they started, how they work, how they got where they are today, and how you can get there too. The result is a truly inspirational compilation of interviews, with answers, encouragement and guidance straight from the horse's mouth. Discover where to start, what training to pursue, when to get an agent, how to be your best at auditions, and much more, from interviews with stars, creators, writers, directors, or producers of such hit TV shows as LOST, 24, HOUSE, THE SHIELD, SEX AND THE CITY, BREAKING BAD, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, HAWAII FIVE-O, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, GREY'S ANATOMY, CRIMINAL MINDS, SOUTHLAND, LAW AND ORDER: SVU, MEDIUM, CASTLE, ONE TREE HILL, BOSTON LEGAL, WITHOUT A TRACE, SONS OF ANARCHY, DEXTER, NIP/TUCK, MOONLIGHTING, X-FILES, and OZ, and motion pictures such as TWILIGHT, MARLEY & ME, HAIRSPRAY, PULP FICTION, WHEN HARRY MET SALLY, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE, STAR TREK, X-MEN, SERPICO, BACK TO THE FUTURE, SPIDER-MAN, JURASSIC PARK, MRS. DOUBTFIRE, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, FORREST GUMP, TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY, TRUE LIES, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, HAROLD & KUMAR, AUSTIN POWERS, EAT PRAY LOVE, AMERICAN BEAUTY, THE PROPOSAL, and FACE/OFF, among many others. Sit down with Hollywood's finest and let them help you start "Making It In Hollywood"!For each book sold, a portion of the authors' royalties is donated to Save The Children. Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating lasting change for children in need in the United States and around the world. For more than 75 years, Save the Children has been helping children survive and thrive by improving their health, education and economic opportunities and, in times of acute crisis, mobilizing rapid lifesaving assistance to help children recover from the effects of war, conflict and natural disasters. For more information or to make a donation, visit savethechildren.org.



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  • Format: Paperback
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
  • ISBN-13: 9781456335373
  • ISBN: 1456335375
  • Publication Year: 2011
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HPB condition ratings
  • New: Item is brand new, unused and unmarked, in flawless condition.
  • Fine/Like New (F): No defects, little usage. May show remainder marks. Older books may show minor flaws.
  • Very Good (VG): Shows some signs of wear and is no longer fresh. Attractive. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Good (G): Average used book with all pages present. Possible loose bindings, highlighting, cocked spine or torn dust jackets. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Fair (FR): Obviously well-worn, but no text pages missing. May be without endpapers or title page. Markings do not interfere with readability. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Poor (P): All text is legible but may be soiled and have binding defects. Reading copies and binding copies fall into this category. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
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