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Breaking Into The Biz: The Insider's Guide to Launching An Entertainment Industry Career Paperback – December 1, 2013
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About the Author
Jenny Yerrick Martin is an entertainment career expert and veteran entertainment hiring executive with 20+ years experience in film, television, and music. She is the creator of entertainment career website, yourindustryinsider.com, which provides students, recent grads, and others a true picture of the layout of the industry and who does what, as well as insider information on breaking in, moving up, and making it in the industry.
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The “Action Prompts” in each chapter help readers vision board their thoughts and delve deep into the “whys” and “hows” of achieving a creative career. The book also examines the success of well-known celebrities, separating fact from myth, and addresses the realities of what it takes to “make it” in L.A. Heeding Ms. Yerrick Martin’s advice will get you noticed – the right way – and readers will appreciate her authentic empathy for the plight of Millennials chasing the Tinsel Town dream.
Breaking Into the Biz is a comprehensive tool for anyone interested in turning their dream of working in entertainment into an attainable reality. If you are the sort of person who is willing to roll your sleeves up and get to work, you will most certainly benefit from this book.
While studying film and television, my education has provided me with an extensive knowledge ranging from the scholarly approach to film theory & criticism to the industry skills of the film production process. What has been lacking, though, is how to begin WORKING in entertainment. It's not of much use to learn how to be a great director, writer, editor, etc. if you don't know how to begin implementing your skills in the very industry to which you've devoted your degree.
Jenny Yerrick Martin's book is the only book of it's kind. Through its Action Prompts, "Breaking into the Biz: The Insider's Guide to Launching an Entertainment Industry Career" allows its readers first to ask themselves what profession and lifestyle may be best for them and then presents various solutions and paths they may take to achieve their personal and professional goals. Through her writing, Jenny demonstrates her thorough knowledge of the industry and her genuine care to help you get on the path to success.
I highly recommend "Breaking into the Biz" to anyone entering any field of entertainment.
That is where "Breaking Into The Biz: The Insider's Guide to Launching An Entertainment Industry Career" comes in. Created by industry veteran Jenny Yerrick Martin, the book breaks down the entirety of the entertainment business and its inner workings into plan and simple English.
I've had the pleasure of hearing Ms. Yerrick Martin speak live, and she comes across as someone who truly cares about people and their success. In addition to speaking to entertainment biz insider groups such as the Screen Actors Guild, Yerrick Martin tours the country speaking to students in universities to help them plot out how to take (and whether to make) the "Big LA Move." Audiences love her (myself included) for her candor, authenticity and willingness to paint a clear picture without being gloomy about the prospects. She brings those same qualities to the writing of this book.
If you know anyone who is captivated by the entertainment business and the possibility of building a career for themselves in it, "Breaking Into The Biz: The Insider's Guide to Launching An Entertainment Industry Career" is a must-read. If you are that person, you'd be well served to buy this book now! Twenty years from now as you're making your next movie, you'll be glad you did.