Hollywood War Stories: How to survive in the Trenches:A rule book

Hollywood War Stories: How to survive in the Trenches:A rule book

by Rick Friedberg

Paperback(Third updated edition)

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Hollywood War Stories: How to make it in the trenches is an often funny, always enlightening insider's view on how to break into the world of show business and navigate its shark-infested waters.

Filled with anecdotal "war stories" of working with Academy-award winning talent, each short chapter explains a rule to follow to "make it" in Hollywood, from " It's All About Passion" to "Good Ideas Don't Just Fall Off a Turnip Truck," Humility is a Highly Over-rated Virtue" and many, many more.

It is a contemporary view of the roller coaster ride that is show business that will instruct and entertain the multitudes who can't get enough of behind-the-scenes looks at the pitfalls and politics of the music, acting, comedy, television, and movie businesses.

Coming from Cheyenne, Wyoming, with no family, friends or contacts in the entertainment business, author Rick Friedberg became an award-winning writer/director of movies, television, TV commercials, music videos, documentaries and digital media. His experiences, told with candor and humor, encompass the do's and don'ts of dealing with the frustrations, rejection and politics that can and must be overcome to forge a career in show business.

What makes this book unique and outstanding is the stories the author shares from his own personal experiences and the honest and straightforward way he imparts them. With his 32 rules that you need to follow, underline the salient points, keep a log of your own and jot down how each rule works for you. Whether you are going into this field or any other one in entertainment, there is always someone waiting in the wings to steal your thunder, take your place at the top of the heap and make you look like yesterday's leftovers. So, sit back and read, leap-frogging from one chapter to another to fully appreciate the nuances and techniques inherent in these rules. And, like a novel with a twist at the end and a plot that will keep you glued to the printed page until the very end, this book will not only keep you reading until you come to the postscript at the end but will enlighten you as to what you might or might not want to deal with as you enter the world of Hollywood.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538089231
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 05/16/2018
Edition description: Third updated edition
Pages: 204
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.43(d)

About the Author

Rick Friedberg is an award-winning writer/director of movies (Spy Hard), episodic TV (CSI-Miami and Scorpion), reality TV (The Real Housewives of Orange County), documentaries (film festivals award-winning Rodeo Cowboy), music videos (“Hot for Teacher”), and national and international TV commercials (shown during the Super Bowl, World Series, and NBA playoffs).

Dick Chudnow (additional contributions) is a founding member of The Kentucky Fried Theater group and CEO of the nationally-syndicated comedy improvisation show, ComedySportz

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