Hire Me, Hollywood!: Your Behind-the-Scenes Guide to the Most Exciting - and Unexpected - Jobs in Show Business
The secret to Stan Lee's writing process The story behind Elmo's giggle What's for lunch on the set of The Walking Dead Squirrel training with Johnny Depp Think you know what it takes to get your favorite TV show on the air every week? (You'd be surprised.) Or what all those people whose names in the credits of the latest blockbuster actually do? (Including the Supervising...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published August 18th 2011 by Adams Media
(first published July 4th 2011)
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A really good behind-the-scenes look at different positions in Hollywood. Although this book is by no means a complete, objective look at every position it does have some interesting and entertaining personal looks into the different positions. At least some of the interviews must be pretty recent (within the last few years). Among others they interview Sam Trammell from True Blood and a producer from the Regis & Kelly shows; one of their interviewees talks about working on an upcoming film...more
I love reading about people's career paths because they can be inspirational and full of unusual twists and turns. This was a great insight into what all those jobs you see in the credits are actually about. As I was reading the book, I thought "this would be great to do for business or theater" and lo and behold, the authors said at the end that they intended this to be the first in a series of books!! I'll definitely read the others...even if it's some far out field that I would normally be in...more
Good amount of interviews with a wide variety of people from the entertainment industry. What I found especially interesting were the individual daily schedules of each person. The name is a little misleading in that it doesn't give direct tips about how to get jobs -- it's really a series of interviews with people speaking about their particular jobs. But those in and of themselves could be very helpful to people looking to learn more about jobs that aren't initially thought of.
I'm not quite sure who the target audience of this book is supposed to be, job seekers or those with an interest in the inner workings of film and TV. Despite this, I enjoyed learning what the heck those various terms mean as you get deeper into the credits of a film or television show. It is filled with interviews from both known and unknown names so it really does represent a wide cross-section of Hollywood.
There's a comprehensive cross section of lesser known entertainment careers represented here, and the projects discussed in many interviews are relatively current. Worth perusing if your career is pointing you west. Two drawbacks: the glossaries are almost condescending, including words like 'sitcom.' And the authors' wraparound is on the cutesy side.
must give this a good review as the author is a very old friend!!! i quite enjoyed reading the interviews in this book giving insight to all aspects of Hollywood. Totally interesting to read how individuals found their career or calling and circuitous route they meandered to get there. cute questions chock filled with information.