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A Story is a Promise & The Spirit of Storytelling
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 78,020. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
A Story is a Promise offers new writers a way to study and understand how popular novels become so successful. For writers considering self-publishing, it offers techniques for revising a manuscript to achieve its full potential. This is the book agents recommend to their authors. The Spirit of Storytelling explores how the great storytellers create characters with deeply realized inner lives.
Stand-up Comedy: Get Started & Manage Your Career
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,430. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2009 by Magic Lamp Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » Career Guides » Entertainment
This is a great book for any person interested in how to get started as a stand-up comedian. Written by a professional comedian and coach, sections include everything from Open Mike nights to becoming an M.C., then a featured comic and ultimately a headliner. Covered: booking rooms, getting paid, getting an agent, hecklers, and much more. Over 100 chapters on the serious business of comedy.
Reinventing Cinema: The First Decade of Digital Cinema
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 73,650. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
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In May 1999 Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace opened with digital screenings in a handful of movie theatres in and around New York and Los Angeles: digital cinema’s first decade was underway. An eyewitness to all the challenges and changes taking place, Nick Dager, founder of the website Digital Cinema Report, chronicles the people who are using new technology to reinvent cinema.
Don't Wear Shorts on Stage...The Stand-up Guide to Comedy
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 71,880. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
The previously unwritten rules of stand-up comedy are now explained for anyone wanting to make money in the business. It also gives comedy fans an inside look on what the lifestyle is really like.
My Hollywood MisAdventures
Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 206,450. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
Tales Sometimes Tall, but always true, of Allan Cole's years in Hollywood with his late partner, Chris Bunch.
"B" Movies, Bad Movies, Good Movies
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,030. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
In the days when cinema audiences insisted that movie programs include two features, plus shorts, a newsreel, trailers and a cartoon, the supporting feature was known as a "B". On many occasions, the unheralded "B" movie turned out to be more entertaining than the "A" attraction. Many of Hollywood’s biggest stars, like John Wayne, Clark Gable and Carole Lombard, got their start in "B" movies.
STEP RIGHT UP!...I'm Gonna Scare The Pants Off America
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 72,160. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
Nostalgia vies with rollicking good fun in these anecdote-studded memoirs of legendary horror director William Castle. Remember the Lloyds of London life insurance policy that protected moviegoers if they were frightened to death by "Macabre"? Or the theatre seats that buzzed when "The Tingler" came on screen...and refunds for cowards who could not face the last terrifying minutes of "Homicidal"?
Steven Moffat's Doctor Who 2010, The Critical Fan's Guide to Matt Smith's First Series (Unauthorized)
Series: Steven Moffat’s Doctor Who, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,010. Language: British English. Published: February 23, 2011 by Punked Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
At over 75,000 words, this is the most comprehensive analysis of Doctor Who series 5 produced so far. Steven Moffat’s first series as showrunner for Doctor Who deserves such a thorough examination, as it is arguably the most intricate ever produced.
Well! Reflections on the Life and Career of Jack Benny
Price: $14.00 USD. Words: 53,430. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Well! Reflections on the Life and Career of Jack Benny is a collection of rare and delightful essays and personal reminiscences on perhaps the greatest comedian who has ever lived. Jack Benny's impact on the world of entertainment was profound, and the ripples of his influence are still expanding today.
Your Band Is A Virus - Expanded Edition
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 58,590. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music business, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
“Your Band Is A Virus! Expanded Edition” is the bigger and better sequel to 2010's bestselling book "Your Band Is A Virus - Behind-the-Scenes & Viral Marketing for the Independent Musician". Almost double the size of it's predecessor, "Your Band Is A Virus! Expanded Edition" is the ultimate music marketing guide for serious independent musicians and bands.
Golden Sojourn in Bollywood Wonderland
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 235,410. Language: English (Indian dialect). Published: April 25, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
This book (Volume I) contains published articles of the author in various Indian Publications between 1959- 2009 about Bollywood - Hindi Film Industry based in Mumbai. Interviews of top Bollywood celebrities, Year-wise analytical/statistical surveys, Polls results, Celebrity bashes and events, Detailed psycho-analytical review of favorite films, Analytical articles, Star nostalgia and gossip.
Making the Tin Man
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 55,480. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
Details the problems experienced in order to make a first feature film, "Tin Man." Not some Hollywood publicist's account, but the no-holds-barred description of everything that happened - the triumphs and the disasters. Takes you through every step from raising the money through distribution. A major emphasis on directing actors, editing and dealing with unions or guilds.
WESTERNS: A Guide to the Best (and Worst) Western Movies on DVD
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,280. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » Biography » Biographical anthologies
A feast for western movie fans, this book looks at over 400 of the 2,000 DVDs on sale. In addition to detailed reviews of classics (The Big Country, Broken Arrow, The Searchers, Stagecoach, Shane, etc., the author focuses on William Boyd (the entire 66 Hopalong Cassidy series), John Wayne, Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Buck Jones and Alan Ladd. Finally, some of Hollywood's worst westerns are examined.
Science-Fiction & Fantasy Cinema: Classic Films of Horror, Sci-Fi & the Supernatural
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 132,590. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
John Howard Reid's books get bigger, better and more informative. This 2011 e-book release is a must for all who are interested in movies of science fiction, fantasy, horror and the supernatural. Many books deal with these subjects, but most are just glossy picture books. JHR delves into all of the films' actors, directors, producers, technical staff, etc., and offers extensive reviews as well.
Movie Mystery & Suspense
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 92,110. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
This detailed book covers many legendary movies, including The Big Sleep, To Have and Have Not, Big Carnival, Angel Face, The High Wall, Johnny Allegro, House of Strangers, Union Station, O.S.S., Real Glory, Phantom Creeps, His Kind of Woman, Sherlock Holmes Faces Death and My Name Is Julia Ross. Surprises include bonus monographs on director Robert Siodmak and producer/director Otto Preminger!
Kernels to Storytelling Mastery
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 53,390. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2013. Categories: Screenplays » Action Adventure, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
Bill Johnson reviews popular movies like Groundhog Day, Lethal Weapon, and Die Hard to set out principles of storytelling.
Film Tales
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 53,000. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2011 by Robert Cettl. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
An anthology of anecdotes from a century of movie backstories, covering all genres from action to horror, erotica to cult and romance to drama. Well-kept secrets, legends and backstage folklore from the movie-making experience are collected in an ebook companion to the home theatre experience.
Award-Winning Films of the 1930s
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 70,170. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
Unlike other books on this topic, Reid's account includes more than just the main winners. Most books, even those that claim to be complete, exclude those films associated with honorary award winners such as Judy Garland's Babes in Arms, Mickey Rooney's Hold That Kiss and Judge Hardy's Children, Edgar Bergen's Goldwyn Follies, Shirley Temple's Baby Take a Bow, Charles Chaplin's The Circus, etc.
Acting in Hollywood: A Newcomer's Guide
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,250. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » Career Guides » Entertainment
Welcome to Hollywood! Or maybe you're not here yet? Either way, if you've got plans to act in Hollywood, there's a lot to learn: about Los Angeles, about acting, about agents and managers, about traps for the unwary. What's "pilot season"? "Hiatus"? "A deal memo"? "A producer session"? "Acting in Hollywood" explains these terms to the newcomer and offers a tour of the basic tools.
Film Talk
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,570. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2011 by Robert Cettl. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
Your favourite movie quotes in the one handy e-resource: an e-anthology of the most memorable, sexiest, strangest and funniest quotes from a century of cinema. "Are you talking to me?" Damn straight! Film Talk is definitely the ebook guide to quoting the Movies in the Age of Home Theatre.