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  • An Actor's Guide: Your First Year in Hollywoodby Michael St. Nicholas; Lisa Mulcahy

    Allworth Press 2015; US$ 19.99

    For every actor beginning a career in Hollywood, this indispensable guide will lay out a clear and comprehensible path with tried-and-true advice. Up-to-date resources and new interviews with recently established actors experiencing the current movieland scene—as well as the timeless voices of established actors and industry pros—make this a rich... more...

  • They Told Me Not to Take that Jobby Reynold Levy

    PublicAffairs 2015; US$ 28.99

    Reynold Levy joined Lincoln Center in 2002. When he did so America?s leading arts venue was routinely described in terms like this: “Behind the scenes, however, Lincoln Center is a community in deep distress, riven by conflict over a grandiose $1 billion redevelopment plan… instead of uniting the Center?s constituent arts organizations behind a... more...

  • Hide in Plain Sightby Paul Buhle; Dave Wagner

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 20.99

    Hidden in Plain Sight completes Buhle and Wagner's trilogy on the Hollywood blacklist. When the blacklistees were hounded out of Hollywood, some left for television where many worked on children's shows like "Rocky and Bullwinkle." A number wrote adult sitcoms such as The Donna Reed Show , and M*A*S*H while some of them ultimately returned to... more...

  • Sports Mediaby Bradley Schultz

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 51.95

    A uniquely comprehensive text, Sports Media emphasizes the skills that you will need in order to be successful in the industry. With extensive coverage on reporting, anchoring, and production, this text offers thorough and effective descriptions of the sports reporter and anchor's function in a broadcast environment. Going beyond the essential skills,... more...

  • So You Want to Be a Dancerby Matthew Shaffer

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    Matthew Shaffer has more than twenty years of experience as a performer, choreographer, director, Broadway collaborator, writer, and producer. In this book, he discusses everything from how he got into the industry to practical advice on what to do when you get there?from how to audition and book a job to handling movie stars when you get there.... more...

  • The Thriving Artistby David Maurice Sharp

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 29.95

    The old cliché about the "starving" artist may have a basis in reality, but it isn?t set in stone! The Thriving Artist provides valuable advice for the performing artist, whether you?re an actor, dancer, lighting guru, costumer, or stagehand, on investing, saving, and building a diversified and stable financial portfolio. Written specifically for... more...

  • Curtains?by Michael M. Kaiser

    Brandeis University Press 2015; US$ 21.99

    A passionate and provocative assessment of the decline of performing arts institutions in the United States and how to save them more...

  • The Writersby Miranda J. Banks

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    The Writers is the only comprehensive qualitative analysis of the history of writers and writing in the film, television, and streaming media industries in America. Featuring in-depth interviews with over fifty writers?including Mel Brooks, Norman Lear, Carl Reiner, and Frank Pierson? The Writers delivers a compelling, behind-the-scenes look at... more...

  • Cinema Civil Rightsby Ellen C. Scott

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Cinema Civil Rights presents the untold history of how black audiences, activists, and lobbyists influenced the depiction of race in American films of the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. Drawing from extensive archival research, Ellen C. Scott takes us to the sites, both inside and outside of Hollywood, where these representations were shaped. She thus... more...

  • The Merchant Prince of Poverty Rowby Bernard F. Dick

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    Ben Hecht called him "White Fang," and director Charles Vidor took him to court for verbal abuse. The image of Harry Cohn as vulgarian is such a part of Hollywood lore that it is hard to believe there were other Harry Cohns: the only studio president who was also head of production; the ex-song plugger who scrutinized scripts and grilled writers at... more...