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Hollywood Game Plan: How to Land a Job in Film, TV and Digital Entertainment Paperback – March 1, 2012
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About the Author
Sixteen years as a successful senior-level Hollywood executive including stints at CBS and Steven Spielbergs Amblin Television have honed Carole Kirschners ability to translate the unwritten rules of show business into plain English. She was involved in developing Murphy Brown, Designing Women, Steven Spielberg Presents Tiny Toon Adventures, Reboot, and the original La Femme Nikita series, and now develops and runs innovative entertainment industry training programs for the WGA Showrunner Training Program, CBS Diversity Institute Writers Mentoring Program, and the Hollywood Assistant Training Program.
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As a student at The University of Alabama who possess the desire to have a long and successful career in the entertainment industry, this book has done wonders for me. For instance, it has provided me with valuable information on the many positions and jobs in "The Industry." From internships, to entry level jobs, and higher level executive positions. Also, this book has provided me guidance on how to navigate the entertainment industry and how to conduct myself as a professional in it.
Overall, I have learned a great deal from this book. I recommend it to anyone who possess the desire to have a career in entertainment industry. The book is carefully written, thoughtful, and a direct reflection of the realities of climbing the ladder to the top, closer to a dream career. - Michael
"Hollywood Game Plan" should be mandatory reading to anyone trying to get their first job in Hollywood - from film students to writers to directors to producers to... pretty much anyone eyeing a career in the film and TV business.
"Hollywood Game Plan" is not a get-rich-quick-without-effort book. It's a book for people who have a passion and want to work hard on their way up. It's a solid battle plan for those looking for their first jobs in the industry. It teaches you how to prepare for meetings, what people are looking for when they show interest in hiring you, and practical steps and exercises towards being employed in a highly competitive industry.
I'm a writer, and the advice in this book was invaluable. I've been recommending it to many of my friends who are trying to break in as writers, actors, or producers. If you're looking for a get rich quick guide, go look somewhere else. If you're looking for actual professional advice, read this book.
I've studied Cinema and Television at the best film school in Los Angeles, and Producing and Screenwriting at their cross town rival, but my education in the business would not be complete without Hollywood Game Plan. Sometimes I wish I was a young filmmaker, still in school. Then I would be reading this book and would have saved my self years of unfocused work. I suspect I would be much further along.
If your thinking of a career in this highly competitive business, help yourself out. Buy this book, now.
It's an extremely easy read and Carole Kirschner gives a lot of simple yet effective tips on how to make yourself stand out to employers. I just started my internship in Hollywood last week and I'm really glad I read this book beforehand. I will definitely refer to this book for the rest of my career!