Hollywood Game Plan

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-03-01
  • Publisher: Ingram Pub Services

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Hollywood Game Planis an in-depth, how-to guide for aspiring Hollywood hopefuls. It provides a concrete, step-by-step strategy to land a job in the entertainment industry. It is the first book to provide insights and advice from both sides of the spectrum: seasoned professionals with decades-long success and wisdom, and up-and-coming professionals who were pounding the pavement just a few years ago and share the up-to-the minute strategies that helped them land their first jobs.

Author Biography

Carole Kirschner went from developing Murphy Brown and Steven Spielberg Presents Tiny Toon Adventures to running innovative entertainment industry career programs. This book translates the unwritten rules of show business into plan English, so your bags and ready to get hired!

Table of Contents

Game Plan: A carefully thought-out strategy for achieving an objective in war, politics, business, or personal affairs; a plan of action.
Acknowledgementsp. vii
Introduction: How to Use this Bookp. ix
Get Preparedp. 1
Welcome to Hollywoodp. 3
Learn the Basics: Entertainment 101p. 11
Make Yourself Irresistible to Decision Makersp. 21
Turn Your Current Resume into an Industry-Ready Resumep. 29
Write a Killer Hollywood Cover Letterp. 41
Land the All-Important Entertainment Internshipp. 51
Get Smartp. 63
Arrive in Town Preparedp. 65
Find a Path to Development and Producingp. 77
Find a Path to Physical Production and Beyondp. 89
Get Connectedp. 99
Develop a Unique "Personal A-Story"p. 101
Network Like Crazyp. 113
Find a Mentor and Treat Her Rightp. 123
Get Focusedp. 133
Launch a Fierce Five-Step Job Searchp. 135
Learn the Secret of the Power Prepp. 147
Give Good Meetingp. 157
Get Hiredp. 169
Start Smart on Your First Dayp. 171
Move up the Food Chain: Find Your Next Jobp. 183
Transition to New Career Pathsp. 193
Get Goingp. 203
Prepare for the Diversity Factorp. 205
Make Your Creative Work Agent-Readyp. 213
Survive Rejection and Let it Make You Strongerp. 223
Get Ready for Your Lucky Breakp. 231
Glossaryp. 237
Hollywood-English Writer's Dictionaryp. 247
Resourcesp. 249
Sample Resumesp. 266
About The Authorp. 269
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