What it Takes to Break in, Hang in & Make it in the Entertainment Industry
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Eve Honthaner has been working in the entertainment industry in the field of production management for many years. Some of her credits include: Titanic, Just Married, Joy Ride and In Dreams. In addition to teaching at USC's Summer Program, she's been an instructor at The International Film & TV Workshops in Rockport, Maine and she is the founder of the Los Angeles-based networking organization Film Industry Network.
Hollywood Drive: What it Takes to Break in, Hang in & Make it in the Entertainment Industry is the essential guide to starting and succeeding at a career in film and TV. Written by a Hollywood insider, Honthaner's invaluable experience and advice will give those attempting to enter and become successful in the entertainment industry the edge they need to stand out among the intense competition. Because while film school prepares students to write a script, direct a scene and operate a camera, few newcomers enter the job market understanding how this business truly works and how to land a first job-much less succeed in the industry.
Hollywood Drive is not merely a book about what it takes to get your foot in the door. It goes beyond that by offering you the tools, attitude, philosophy and road map you'll need to give yourself a good fighting chance at success -- whether you're looking for your very first job or for a strategy to move your career to the next level. This book will allow you to proceed with your eyes wide open, knowing exactly what to expect.
Hollywood Drive explores the realities of the industry: various career options, effective job search strategies, how to write an effective cover letter and resume, what to expect on your first job, the significance of networking and building solid industry relationships, how a project is sold, and how a reel production office and set operate. You'll learn how to define your goals and make a plan to achieve them, how to survive the tough times, how to deal with big egos and bad tempers, and how to put your passion to work for you.
Taylor and Francis
; July 2013
400 pages; ISBN 9781136069017Read online
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Title: Hollywood Drive
Author: Eve Light Honthaner
In the press
"Whether you're attending film school, already have a foot in the door, or are just thinking of getting into the biz--Hollywood Drive is essential for anyone serious about a career in the entertainment industry. Eve has combined academic basics, practical advice and "reel" world experience into an invaluable resource guide that will surely help you achieve your objectives." Steve Molen, Production Executive, DreamWorks, SKG
"Eve's knowledge, experience and enthusiasm, matched by her unbridled dedication to helping others break into the entertainment industry is why her USC summer classes are always full. And her new book is the next best thing to taking one of her courses. To me, Eve is a gift I can give to the students who enroll in our Summer Program, and this book is her gift to you. Read it, digest it and then put it into practice if you're looking for longevity in this business." Duke Underwood, Director, Summer Program, School of Cinema-Television, University of Southern California
"Eve has created a "must read" for anyone thinking about getting into the film business. Her practical, no-nonsense approach is refreshing, fair and honest. I wish this book was available when I got out of film school. I could have saved myself a lot of aggravation." John Dahl, Director (Joy Ride, Rounders, The Last Seduction)