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Reel Roy Reviews: Vol. 2, Keep 'Em Coming by Roy Sexton
Price: $6.49 USD. Words: 55,520. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2015 by Open Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
In his latest book Roy reviews Sting's new musical "The Last Ship", offers musings on shows by Lady Gaga, Cher, Randy Newman, and Katy Perry; and has written one of the snarkiest pieces you will ever read about a "Transformers" film!
Hollywood Loves Me: From Navy Lieutenant to Hollywood Assistant by Sandra McDonald
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50,580. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
The journey from Navy officer to Hollywood assistant is no easy road to follow. Chasing a dream, former lieutenant Sandra McDonald finds herself filling out Michael Eisner's expense reports, picking up dog poop for an A-list Oscar winner, and standing in a limo line next to Sting. Now an award-winning author, she recounts her Hollywood years with humor and grace.
Reflection on the Looking Glass (Thoughts on being an Actor in our Times) by Peter James Haworth
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 77,330. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
Reflection on the Looking Glass, (Thoughts on being an Actor in our times). In a jaunty ride through the world of acting, Peter James Haworth, actor/director/teacher brings his years of experience to vivid life in Reflection on the Looking Glass. He hones in on the essentials of storytelling, and makes the case that to give drama its true power the actor "needs to get out of the way."
The Micro Budget Film Making Box Set by Rodney Cannon
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,610. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
The Best Selling Indie film making manuals. The books On Low Budget Film Making, On Writing A Low Budget Screenplay and On Making A Found Footage Film all in one book.
Hollywood Ways by Jack Sender
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,330. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
Jack Sender came from the Midwest to Hollywood and got in the talent game. What began as a small-town boy's dream became reality. Read how it happens and encounter the stars he met on a five year spin in the big time. He was taught by the best and learned to live and love the life of being a professional talent. You'll experience the joys and heartaches and get a glimpse of the Hollywood ways.
Taming Lil' Mo (Next Level Publishing Presents) by Cynthia Loving
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 60,050. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2014 by nextlevelpublishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
Taming Lil' Mo is a part memoir and part tell-all book that uncovers the provocative life of one of the industry's most successful artists. It's the ultimate backstage pass that exposes the dark side to the Christian girl's story. The dramatic pages are filled with wild relationships, lies, religion and family.
The Non-User-Friendly Guide For Aspiring TV Writers by Steven L. Sears
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 76,710. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2014 by WordFire Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Screenwriting, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
In The Non-User-Friendly Guide for Aspiring TV Writers, Sears shares that experience and gives advice for those considering a career in television writing. Instead of the traditional academic and sterile approach, Sears answers questions from a personal, first-person perspective.
The Hollywood Pitching Bible: A Practical Guide to Pitching Movies and Television 2nd Edition by Douglas Eboch
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 56,860. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
This book breaks down the process of pitching movies and television step by step. From choosing the right idea, to selling it in the room, the authors tell you how it’s done in clear language, suitable for the beginner or the seasoned Hollywood professional. Written by a screenwriter and a producer with decades of combined experience working in Hollywood as buyers, sellers and teachers.
Watching The Lord of the Rings With God by Charity Bishop
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 86,720. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Church / General, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
“Watching ‘The Lord of the Rings’ With God” will open your eyes to the symbolism, allegorical aspects, and subtle wonders of Middle-earth in a way you never expected… as you watch the franchise with God at your side.
Jar Jar Binks Must Die... and Other Observations about Science Fiction Movies by Daniel M. Kimmel
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 80,150. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2014 by Gray Rabbit Publications / Fantastic Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
Hugo Award finalist. In this collection of essays, film critic and sf fan Kimmel covers movies from Metropolis (1927), answering the absurd claim that the restoration of this silent classic negated its status as a science fiction film, to how Star Trek, Avatar, Moon, and District 9 may have made 2009 a "miracle year" for the genre.
Sell Your Idea to Television by Dee LaDuke
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,880. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2014 by Dee LaDuke and Mark Alton Brown. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
You dream of a career in television. Or you currently work in television and can’t wait to get to the level where you can create and sell your own show. We're here to tell you that it can be done. You can have a career in television. You can sell your idea to television.
The Impact of Innovation: Entertainment by Tom Stuczynski
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 50,680. Language: American English. Published: June 8, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Computers & technology
The Impact of Innovation series opens readers’ eyes to the world of new possibilities created by new technology. This book -- the first in the series -- begins the tour with a look at many areas of entertainment, including television, movies, music, and video games. Streaming services, 3D technologies, virtual reality, and plenty of other cutting-edge trends take center stage throughout the book.
Miner* Celebrity: How An Underground Artist Found Fame In NYC. by Marcus X. Taylor
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 66,570. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Essay » Sociology
Chronicles some of the events and episodes leading up to Marcus Taylor aka Marvalous, successfully selling his music on the streets of NYC for 7 years. Included in his many supporters are an inordinate amount of celebrities, along with some not as recognized, but none-the-less interesting characters. This so-called underground emcee relates amusing, sobering, and insightful recollections.
The Untold Stories of Broadway, Volume 1 by Jennifer Ashley Tepper
Price: $19.99 USD. Words: 191,190. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2013 by Dress Circle Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
From opening nights to closing nights. From Broadway debuts to landmark productions. Score a front row seat to hear hundreds of stories about the most important stages in the world, seen through the eyes of the producers, actors, stage hands, writers, musicians, company managers, dressers, designers, directors, ushers, and door men who bring Broadway to life each night.
The Blue Collar Screenwriter and The Elements of Screenplay by Robert Gosnell
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 101,500. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » Career Guides » Entertainment
For more than thirty years, Robert Gosnell has seen his work produced in network television, syndicated television, basic and pay cable and theatrical and independent films. This book recounts his journey from blue-collar worker to Hollywood screenwriter, and the hurdles encountered and lessons learned along the way, along with detailed information on screenwriting form and format.
Cinemanager… Confessions from the Movie Theatre by Jeremiah Jackson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 95,680. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry(5.00 from 1 review)
Popcorn, Soda and Showbiz... Meet man in charge in the week running up to the biggest film release of the year as he tells all about the thieving staff, customers who love to queue, vomiting children and badly behaved parents. Missing films, burnt popcorn and a projection booth explosion all have to be handled… The show will go on, but how many more things can go wrong before release day?
Sounds of Movies: Interviews with the Creators of Feature Sound Tracks by Nicholas Pasquariello
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 59,210. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Acoustics & Sound, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
Eleven major feature film sound mixer describe their work on 13 independent and Hollywood feature films. Multiple Oscar winners such as Mark Berger holds the record for all-time Oscar nominations that all resulted in wins (4 wins) and Chris Newman (3 wins, 11 nominations), Apocalypse Now, Amadeus, The Doors, Platoon, The Last Emperor, Mosquito Coast, Tucker, Mishima, Startrek IV, Beatrice et al.
Unscripted: Hollywood Back-Stories Vol. 1 by EJ Fleming
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 58,320. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » History » Biography
Gathered during three decades of Hollywood research, Unscripted: Hollywood Back-Stories, Vol. 1 is a fascinating collection of little-known stories from behind the scenes of the greatest movies of all time, tales of the lives of legendary stars from the famous to the forgotten, and slices of the history of the most talked-about industry in the world.
How To Be A Working Comic: An Insider's Business Guide To A Career In Stand-Up Comedy - Revisited, Revised & Revamped by Dave Schwensen
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 75,690. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Entertainment, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
The classic business book on stand-up comedy is back - revisited, revised and revamped. Considered "The Guidebook" by many aspiring and working comics, Dave Schwensen shares more insider advice than any other manual. Adding to the author's behind the scenes expertise are insightful and advice filled interviews with proven comedy talents and industry insiders.