How to Make It in Hollywood

ISBN-10: 0062732439

ISBN-13: 9780062732439

Edition: 2nd 1996

Authors: Linda Buzzell

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Renowned psychotherapist and career counselor Linda Buzzell is the expert in knowing how to create and develop a career in Hollywood. With this book, she shows you how to look at your personality, your strengths, your weaknesses, your special skills, and your talents in order to target your personal goals and maximize your career success. She then explains all the jobs in Hollywood and how to find them, get them, and advance through each stage in your career. How To Make It in Hollywood includes everything you need to know about agents, managers, lawyers, the casting couch, chutzpah, schmoozing, networking, Godfather Calls, rhino skin, Power Rolodexes, handling rejection, constant unemployment, and keeping yourself on the track to your dreams when real life keeps telling you to give it all up and move back to Cincinnati!
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List price: $17.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 2/2/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Preface: Why Should the Hustlers Have All the Fun?
The Hollywood Game: Is It for You?
The Power Players: Larger-than-Life Personalities
The Right Reasons and the Wrong Reasons for Going into Show Business
Focus: To Know Where You're Going You Have to Know Who You Are!
Producers, Script Doctors, Best Boys, Dolly Grips, and Wranglers: Industry Jobs and What They Require
Target the Niche That's Right for You
Is There a Job for You in the New Media?
Pitching and Hustling: A Way of Life
Targeting Your Buyer: How to Get Access to Public, Private, and Secret Hollywood Information
Building Your Power Rolodex and Hit List
Just Do It! The Action Log, Sales Scale, and Rhino Skin
Don't Be Dull! The Chutzpah Factor
Resumes, Reels, and Showcase Films
Getting a Foot in the Door: Entry-Level Jobs
The Shmooze Factor
Hollywood Agents: The Supershmoozers
Managers, Lawyers, Publicists, and Headhunters: Who Needs 'Em?
Crossover Moves and Midcareer Crises
Don't Be Desperate: Personal Survival Issues
Don't Shoot Yourself in the Foot!
What If I'm "Different"?
The Luck Factor: The Opportunity You Prepared For
Talk That Talk! A Glossary of Showbiz Jargon
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