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Hire Me, Hollywood!: Your Behind-the-Scenes Guide to the Most Exciting - and Unexpected - Jobs in Show Business Paperback – August 18, 2011

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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.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Adams Media (August 18, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1440512124
  • ISBN-13: 978-1440512124
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,162,828 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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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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First of all, I didn't recognize most of the people interviewed so it wasn't really enlightening for me. But it had its fair share of interesting tidbits on how these people got into show business, both on camera or behind the scenes. I didn't care at all for the hourly break down of selected days such as "woke up at 5:00, ate an apple for breakfast, went to work for 6:00, had meeting, made phone calls, checked emails, went to lunch at 11:00, etc, etc, etc, etc., till they crawled into bed at night. Made me realize my life is more interesting by far. So I wound up skipping half the book, but if you're someone who really likes current tv shows, this might be for you.
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I really enjoyed this book. It's presented in a quick, Q&A format with several creative people in Hollywood, some famous some not so famous. All of them will give you some insight into what it takes to be successful in the creative field, and you'll learn a thing or too about your favorite movies and TV shows also.
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Format: Kindle Edition
A great fun book that goes deeply into the behind the scenes jobs of Hollywood. I loved it! It takes you so deeply into the world that it is awesome!
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