By Laurie Scheer
In this candid consultant, leisure veteran Laurie Scheer deals a witty and informative inside of examine the first professions within the motion picture biz.
Readers will detect real-life, but upbeat pics of the "shredder" jobs of the undefined, reminiscent of assistant or d-girl, and the way they could result in the "keeper" jobs of actor, agent, or studio government. every one occupation evaluate encompasses a shrewdpermanent research of the vintage movie characters who memorably performed those jobs on monitor; an insightful rewards-risks overview of the task; and a short examine such crucial task characteristics as toughness, size of remain, "food chain value" and desirability issue. half how-to advisor, half ancient rfile, and half social remark, this ebook will satisfaction occupation seekers, Hollywood insiders, and picture aficionados alike!
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Conversely, if you crave the result (the car, the fame, and the power) more than the process, you will eventually realize you are a fraud, lose the will to create and become one of the many functional alcoholics working in the industry today. You don’t want to be them. They are bitter, jaded people with empty eyes. It takes years. Don’t get jaded. It’s all in the eyes. When asked if success is just a dream or something that is really tangible and real, he responds: If you are a confident, motivated, and professional creator working in the industry, the odds of success are in your Chapter 1: Actor 39 favor, and anyone who tells you otherwise is either a) regretting a dream they themselves didn’t follow (REGRET), or b) trying to protect you from the greatest adventure of your life because they want your story to be as safe and predictable as their own (JEALOUSY).
1962) It’s a good-sister-versus-bad-sister romp through hell as these two old biddies worry about losing their home. These two have had a twisted relationship since childhood, but now they find themselves doing the best they can to manage their Hollywood Hills lifestyle. Neither one has worked in 30 C R E AT I V E C A R E E R S I N H O L LY W O O D years, and Blanche (Joan Crawford), a former actress, is in a wheelchair, the result of a car accident many years before. Jane (Bette Davis), a former child vaudeville star, becomes Blanche’s reluctant caretaker.
The agencies will give the more experienced extras the higher paying jobs, so yes, experience matters in some cases, and in other cases it is just luck, how much you get paid. I also recommend having another job that is flexible and that you can do at home or at night, like transcription. 40 C R E AT I V E C A R E E R S I N H O L LY W O O D Would you do this on a long-term basis? Both socially and professionally, working as an extra can lead to either making a good friend or finding a job opportunity.
Creative Careers in Hollywood by Laurie Scheer