Rick Friedberg is an award-winning writer/director of movies (Spy Hard), episodic TV (CSI-Miami), reality TV (The Real Housewives of Orange County), documentaries (Rodeo Cowboy), music videos (“Hot for Teacher”), and national and international TV commercials (shown during the Super Bowl, World Series, and NBA playoffs).
To visit his website: www.rickfriedberg.com.
Who are your favorite authors?
Very difficult as my tastes are eclectic, I've been an avid reader since the age of 12 and I've probably forgotten 70% of what I've read but, for now, here goes a VERY brief list that I remember as of now: Stendahl, Dostoyevky, Tolstoy, Henry Fielding, John Barth, John Irving, JRR Tolkien, EL Doctorow, J.P. Donleavy, Carl Hiaason, Stieg Larsson, James Elroy, Elmore Leonard, Tom Robbins, Daniel Silva, John Grisham, Lee Child, Michael Connelly, Robert Ludlum, Evelyn Waugh, Günter Grass, Mario Puzo, Kazantzakis, Aaron Sorkin,
What inside knowledge do you have that you think others would like to know.
Having worked at almost every position on a movie set, I pretty much know what's required of every technician in the production of movies, television, videos and documentaries
Hollywood War Stories: How to make it in the trenches is an often funny, enlightening insider's view on how to navigate the shark-infested waters of the 'biz.'.
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."
Something Out of Nothing...a Hollywood Maverick’s Rule Book is an often funny, insider’s view on how to break into show biz and navigate its shark-infested waters. Filled with real "war stories" about working with Academy Award-winning talent, each of the short chapters explains a particular rule to follow in order "to make it" in Hollywood, like "Good Ideas Don't Just Fall off a Turnip Truck."