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  • Never Doneby Erin Hill

    Rutgers University Press 2016; US$ 27.95

    Never Done introduces generations of women who worked behind the scenes in the film industry?from dressmakers to secretaries to script readers. Challenging the dismissive characterization of these women as merely menial workers, media historian Erin Hill shows how their labor required considerable technical and interpersonal skills. As it pores... more...

  • Building the Successful Theater Companyby Lisa Mulcahy

    Allworth Press 2016; US$ 24.99

    What makes a theater company successful? Lisa Mulcahy poses the question to leaders from nineteen of the country?s most diverse and vital theater companies from the recent past and present, and offers answers in Building the Successful Theater Company . Producers, stage managers, directorsanyone dreaming of running a theater troupewill benefit from... more...

  • Smutty Little Moviesby Peter Alilunas

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    In the late 1970s, the adult film industry began the transition from celluloid to home video. Smutty Little Movies traces this change and examines the cultural and legal efforts to regulate, contain, limit, or eradicate pornography. Drawing on a wide variety of materials, Smutty Little Movies de-centers the film text in favor of industry histories... more...

  • Presto!by Penn Jillette

    Simon & Schuster 2016; US$ 26.00 US$ 18.99

    An unconventional weight loss tale from an unconventional personality?Penn Jillette tells how he lost 100 pounds with his trademark outrageous sense of humor and biting social commentary that makes this success story anything but ordinary. Legendary magician Penn Jillette was approaching his sixtieth birthday. Topping 330 pounds and saddled with a... more...

  • The Music Industry Handbookby Paul Rutter

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 49.95

    The Music Industry Handbook, Second edition is an expert resource and guide for all those seeking an authoritative and user-friendly overview of the music industry today. The new edition includes coverage of the latest developments in music streaming, including new business models created by the streaming service sector. There is also expanded... more...

  • The Artist's Compassby Rachel Moore

    Touchstone 2016; US$ 24.99 US$ 18.50

    An inspiring, real world guide for artists in the classic bestselling tradition of What Color Is Your Parachute? that shows how to build a successful, stable career in the performing arts, from the President and CEO of the Los Angeles Music Center who has carved her own success through her creative talent and business skill. While performing artists... more...

  • China's Encounter with Global Hollywoodby Wendy Su

    The University Press of Kentucky 2016; US$ 60.00

    In recent years, the film industry in the People's Republic of China has found itself among the top three most prolific in the world. When the Chinese government introduced a new revenue-sharing system in 1994, the nation's total movie output skyrocketed with gross box-office receipts totaling billions of yuan. This newfound success, however, has... more...

  • Leadership in the Performing Artsby Tobie S. Stein; Robert L. Lynch

    Allworth Press 2016; US$ 19.99

    What does it mean to be a performing arts leader? Leadership in the Performing Arts addresses and analyzes this question by presenting the wisdom and expertise of eleven men and women with experience leading nonprofit performing arts institutions in the United States. These successful leaders provide many real-world examples of business practices... more...

  • The World's Your Stageby William Baker; Warren C. Gibson; Evan Leatherwood

    AMACOM 2016; US$ 14.95

    Today?s performers need to hone their entrepreneurial skills and create their own careers. Inspired by the celebrated Juilliard course, The World?s Your Stage explains the business side of the performing arts. Keep your dream alive, but keep a clear eye on the facts. With planning and work, you can make a living doing what you love?you just need to... more...

  • The Song Machineby John Seabrook

    Random House 2015; US$ 12.68

    How do you make a song a global smash hit that is guaranteed to make $millions? Who are the hit-manufacturers that can create a tune that is so catchy, so wildly addictive, that it sticks in the minds of millions of listeners? And who are the powerful few that have the capacity to transform, say, a young Barbadian woman called Robyn Rihanna Fenty... more...