Creative Careers in Hollywood by Laurie Scheer

By Laurie Scheer

In this candid advisor, leisure veteran Laurie Scheer bargains a witty and informative within examine the first professions within the motion picture biz.
Readers will observe real-life, but upbeat pix of the "shredder" jobs of the undefined, akin to assistant or d-girl, and the way they could result in the "keeper" jobs of actor, agent, or studio govt. every one profession evaluate includes a shrewdpermanent research of the vintage movie characters who memorably performed those jobs on reveal; an insightful rewards-risks evaluate of the task; and a short examine such crucial activity features as longevity, size of remain, "food chain value" and desirability issue. half how-to consultant, half historic rfile, and half social statement, this ebook will pride profession seekers, Hollywood insiders, and movie aficionados alike!

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Perhaps you always knew how to manipulate your family and friends to let you get your way, and the word “no” is unacceptable to you on all accounts, well, then, welcome to the world of agenting. There are numerous jokes about agents not being human, lacking any compassion, matching the energy of sharks, and never knowing how to use the phone to call their clients and keep them abreast of the work they are doing for them. Jokes or no jokes, the agents who use attack techniques, forcefully make their point, and consistently focus their energies on clients who can make the most money for them are the most successful.

Dancing in the Dark is featured here; The Great Profile is discussed in chapter 2. Dancing in the Dark (Twentieth Century Fox, 1949) Aging leading man Emery Slade (William Powell) could use a sense of humor. Arrogant and cantankerous (and apparently that way for most of his career), Slade is down on his luck during the post-World War II years, avoiding his landlady because he’s behind on rent payments. One of his former colleagues from earlier, richer times runs into him at the Chinese Theatre and, seeing how depressed Slade is, makes a plea to the Motion Picture Relief Fund to help him.

Chapter 2: Agent-Manager 45 Of the above-listed agents, each line can then be broken down into agents who represent specified talent for film and specified talent for television. As outlined on the Hollywood Food Chain, the industries of film and television, while similar, are actually very different in many ways. Specialized agents are needed for each industry. Managers While agents represent, negotiate, and handle clients, managers are like coaches. They will manage their clients’ careers, giving them advice about long- and short-range career moves and strategies.

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