Creative Careers in Hollywood by Laurie Scheer

By Laurie Scheer

In this candid advisor, 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, akin to assistant or d-girl, and the way they could bring about the "keeper" jobs of actor, agent, or studio govt. each one occupation evaluation contains a smart research of the vintage movie characters who memorably performed those jobs on monitor; an insightful rewards-risks evaluate of the activity; and a quick examine such crucial activity traits as toughness, size of remain, "food chain value" and desirability issue. half how-to advisor, half ancient record, and half social statement, this booklet will satisfaction profession seekers, Hollywood insiders, and picture aficionados alike!

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His heart is in his job, a rarity for an agent. This is a sweet portrayal of the occupation of agent, a labor of love by one of the industry’s grandmasters of comedy. The Big Picture (Columbia, 1989) This final selection is required viewing for anyone who wants to work in the industry. The film is discussed further in chapter 10, but for the purposes of this chapter, Martin Short’s interpretation of a Hollywood agent is a nearperfect parody. Short’s Neil Sussman is a fast-talking stereotype of the quintessential egotistical agent.

When a nine-year-old blond-haired girl shows up, Orlando asks to see her mother. Daisy insists she is there alone and that she is the author of the hot script. She convinces Orlando of the fact, and soon he has the task of controlling an obnoxious yet delightful little girl. Orlando brokers Daisy’s deal, acquiring patience along the way. ” Actors and Sin is a gem of a film, perhaps ahead of its time. Nicely executed and sarcastically written, it is an accurate portrayal of the vocation of an agent.

That is, a movie within a movie; and that movie within makes fun of itself and the action genre. The result is a film that goes beyond the original genre. ) The story warns of the pitfalls of the genre but celebrates it at the same time. , when the character walks off the stage and into reality, or from reality into the movie. These are beautiful scenes of going in and out of the media, again walking that fine line between fantasy and reality. This is, of course, what films are supposed to do. Mostly, the story is a commentary on the big blockbuster genre.

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