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Hire Me, Hollywood!: Your Behind-the-Scenes Guide to the Most Exciting - and Unexpected - Jobs in Show Business [Kindle Edition]

Mark Scherzer , Keith Fenimore
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Book Description

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 Digital Colorist?)What better way to find out than from the who's who of Hire Me, Hollywood!

Entertainment insiders Mark Scherzer and Keith Fenimore are here to give you a crash course in all things Hollywood through thirty sometimes funny, occasionally racy, and always revealing interviews with such industry experts as:

  • Ryan Randall, Hair Stylist/Makeup Artist (American Idol)
  • Sam Trammell, Actor (Sam Merlotte on HBO's True Blood)
  • Paula Davis, Senior Talent Executive (Conan O'Brien)
  • Mark Steines, Cohost (Entertainment Tonight)
  • Sara Holden, Stunt Woman (House, All My Children, How I Met Your Mother, Iron Man 2)
  • Cecilia Cardwell, On-Set Tutor (Titanic, Little Miss Sunshine, No Ordinary Family)
  • Michael Gelman, Executive Producer (Live! with Regis and Kelly)

Whether you've always dreamed of yelling "Action" on a major movie set or you'd be thrilled just to get Matthew McConaughey his morning coffee, this book will give you inside scoop from craft service to the director's chair--and every take in between.

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About the Author

Mark Scherzer has twenty years of experience in the entertainment industry. A writer and producer, he also worked in comedy development at Universal. Currently, he's the in-house writer and producer for Reelz Channel and lives in New York City.

Keith Fenimore has been in the entertainment industry for more than a decade. He's worked at Reelz Channel and E! Entertainment Television. Today, Fenimore is a producer, writer, and director for Howard Stern, and lives in New York City.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1952 KB
  • Print Length: 386 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: B008SM1HHC
  • Publisher: Adams Media (July 18, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00597VY4U
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #784,104 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Who knew that...? November 17, 2011
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An amusing and relaxed read, showcasing several lesser-known Hollywood jobs, the people who work in them, and how they got where they are. Basic on-set vocab is included at the beginning of each interview, the relevant words are italicised along the way (just in case you forget that the word is defined for you) and the low-key style of the interviews rings through clearly.

And who knew that Carol Ann Susi (who plays Howard Wolowitz's mother on The Big Bang Theory) is so pretty??? Not to mention amusing - as she says, "if you weigh 5lbs more than Nicole Kidman, you're a character actress not a star".
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5.0 out of 5 stars The essential blend: courage, creativity, and action December 11, 2011
Hire Me Hollywood shares the essential blend -- courage, creativity, and action -- from the mouths of individuals with dreams of fire who made it in Hollywood and the greater entertainment industry. This collection of compelling, remarkably well written interviews brings each to life--chatting with you, advising you, warning you, and at times even pushing you--all to help you get off your "but they may reject me" ass and push the launch button. Yes, this enjoyable glimpse at the struggles and hurdles overcome by an excellent clutch of the industry's best reveals a common thread in all who live and breath to create: the passion to share that creativity with the world. As I read, each story reminds me that you can always break the rules when there are no rules, only legends of expectations. They also reminded me of Linda. Yes, Linda. When I was a high school senior I met a beautiful, wonderful girl named Linda. So wonderful, in fact, that I couldn't stop thinking and talking about her. All day, every day. But I didn't have the guts to call and ask for a date. Finally my dad said "Well why don't you just call and ask her out?" I explained she was so lovely, so terrific, she may turn me down. Dad smiled, even chuckled, then replied "Well you can't lose, you'll either win or break even--so call her!" The reasoning was perfect: the only way I could "lose" would be if I didn't take the chance and call her. I called, she was happy I did, and away we go. If you want to launch your creative career, read Hire Me Hollywood. I believe it will inspire you to get off your ass, chuck your fear and doubt, make plans, follow through == and call your Hollywood Linda.
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5.0 out of 5 stars tips on getting a job behind the scenes December 14, 2013
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Learned a lot about what really happens behind our tv & movie making. Who knew how it happens & why
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very fun and entertaining March 7, 2013
I really enjoyed this book. I do not work in the industry but now i might!!

Pick it up and start reading! this is my command to you!
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