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Scene It Deluxe Movie Tin DVD Board Game
Screenlife LLC
1933318007
September 2005
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An Agent Tells All
Tony Martinez
0976143305
February 1, 2005
Paperback
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K Callan, Author of "How To Sell Yourself As An Actor"
A terrific book with information straight from the horse's mouth, and the horse even has a sense of humor.

Library Journal
While similar titles tend to stray from the harsher realities, Tony Martinez refreshingly tells it like it is.

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Movie Time
Gene Brown
0028604296
Nov 1995
Paperback
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Book Description
The captivating, carefully researched compendium provides instant access to thousands of fabulously entertaining movie facts and the development of motion picture technology. Beginning with 1910, each year is introduced in a one-page snapshot and then broken down into four main categories: Movies; Personalities; Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Divorces; and Business and Society. From the real names of movie stars to film premieres, genres, directors, technology, politics, and awards, Movie Time has it all. Its hundreds of information bites promise countless hours of enjoyment


A Concise Handbook of Movie Industry Economics
Charles C. Moul
0521843847
Mar 2005
Hardcover
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Review
'The coverage of topics seems quite complete. So, in general, my impression of the book is very favorable. These are first-class authors writing about areas in which they have made major contributions. They speak with the voice of authority on topics that will interest all scholars concerned with economic studies of the film industry. I applaud this well-conceived and well-executed concept.' Morris B. Holbrook, Columbia University
'From Edison's invention of the Kinescope to the latest issues in the economics of digital distribution, these papers are an invaluable guide to the business of film.' Bruce Owen, Stanford University

Book Description
This short handbook collects essays on all aspects of the motion picture industry by leading authorities in political economy, economics, ...


A Total Waste of Makeup
Kim Gruenenfelder
031234872X
December 2005
Paperback
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Review
“Gruenenfelder, a Hollywood screenwriter, knows her setting and her craft. Well-written characters and a wicked sense of humor help this debut stand above the usual chick-lit fare.”
Library Journal

A Total Waste of Makeup is the perfect love guide for every girl (and their granddaughters and grandnieces).”
–Cecilia Ahern, author of P.S. I Love You and Rosie Dunne

"A hilarious cast of characters and the funniest, coolest heroine since Stephanie Plum...you will not be able to put this one down."
—MaryJanice Davidson, author of Undead and Unappreciated


The Complete Independent Movie Marketing Handbook
Mark Steven Bosko
0941188760
May 25, 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
This book gives street-level instruction and real-world examples on how to promote, distribute, and sell your production.

From the Back Cover
Mark Steven Bosko If you're an independent filmmaker looking for information on how to find distribution and audiences for your movies and videos, you'll find it here. This book gives street level instruction and real-world examples on how to promote, distribute and sell your productions. From landing a distribution deal and getting free media coverage to staging a low-cost premiere and selling your productions to video rental chains and through the Internet, this book is a ‘must-have' for any independent film or videomaker looking to seriously sustain a career in the entertainment industry. Mark Steven Bosko, who lives in Ravenna,...


Fiasco: A History of Hollywood's Iconic Flops
James Robert Parish
0471691593
January 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
A film hit or miss often forms two sides of the same coin, notes veteran entertainment observer Parish (The Hollywood Book of Scandals) in this gleefully readable, well-researched study of hubris in Hollywood. Parish's 15 choice box-office busts since 1963's Cleopatra demonstrate how "the combination of ill-matched personalities and tangled situations can result in chaos during the making of a must-succeed, extremely costly Hollywood feature." Parish's criteria in choosing his stinkers include the toppling of major stars (such as Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1993's frenzied Last Action Hero); wild overspending and lavish promotion that don't translate into a noteworthy product (Paramount's extravagant 1969 Paint Your Wagon); and a shaky idea that would never have taken off if not for the overweening enthusiasm of a...


The International Movie Industry
Gorham Kindem
0809322986
Aug 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
Movies are both art and commerce, creative expressions of national/cultural interests and preoccupations and part of a global entertainment market. The past century has witnessed a transformation of the movies from popular novelties into highly valued cultural icons and commodities that have promoted national identity and specific political agendas, while also affecting international trade. This comprehensive history of the international movie industry from its inception in 1895 to the present features nineteen original essays by international scholars who examine the film industries of nineteen countries and six continents. Each chapter in The International Movie Industry focuses on a specific national movie industry's economic and related social, aesthetic, technological, and political/ideological development within...


Adventures in the Screen Trade
William Goldman
0446391174
March 10, 1989
Paperback
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River's End
Nora Roberts
0515127833
May 2000
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
Olivia MacBride and her parents, a fairy-tale Hollywood family, had everything--fame, fortune, and love. But when 4-year-old Olivia awakens one night to find her mother brutally murdered and her father, Sam, standing over her corpse, the little girl's dreamland dissolves before her very eyes.

Whisked away to the sanctuary of the Olympic Peninsula by her grandparents, Olivia learns to bury the past deep within her. Determined to protect herself from painful memories, Olivia limits her life to the emerald rain forests and the River's End resort. Years later, when Noah Brady arrives on her doorstop, Olivia allows her defenses to slip and opens herself to the passion that sparks between them.

When she learns that Noah is fascinated with her mother's death and is writing a tell-all novel, Olivia is devastated. But as...



The Movie Business : The Definitive Guide to the Legal and Financial Secrets of Getting Your Movie Made
Kelly Crabb
0743264924
April 26, 2005
Hardcover
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Review
"This is my new favorite handbook! It is packed with a gret overview and with detailed inforamtion you will need as a producer. Even if you are just thinking about the movie business, this is a must!"-- Ralph Winter, producer of X-Men and X-Men II
"Find a good script, read Kelly Crabb's book, and you're on your way to becoming a motion picture producer. The Movie Business is a book that's been badly needed for years. Here it is, in spades."-- Mace Neufeld, producer of The Saint, The Hunt for Red October, and The Sum of all Fears
"The Movie Business is a brilliant discourse on the subject of entertainment law... (and) a necessary tool for every indicidual engaged in the pursuit of 'making the deal.' Mr. Crabb has captured the art of law in entertainment in a no-nonsense, easily understood collection of legalisms that...


The International Movie Industry
Gorham Kindem
0809322994
Aug 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
Movies are both art and commerce, creative expressions of national/cultural interests and preoccupations and part of a global entertainment market. The past century has witnessed a transformation of the movies from popular novelties into highly valued cultural icons and commodities that have promoted national identity and specific political agendas, while also affecting international trade. This comprehensive history of the international movie industry from its inception in 1895 to the present features nineteen original essays by international scholars who examine the film industries of nineteen countries and six continents. Each chapter in The International Movie Industry focuses on a specific national movie industry's economic and related social, aesthetic, technological, and political/ideological development within...


Film Scheduling, Second Edition : Or, How Long Will it Take to Shoot Your Movie
Ralph S. Singleton
0943728398
January 25, 1997
Paperback
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Book Description
How to create a production board, shot-by-shot, day-by-day to turn a shooting schedule into a workable production schedule.


Miss Lonelyhearts & The Day of the Locust
Nathanael West
0811202151
January 1975
Paperback
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Darren Reidy, The Village Voice, 31 December 2003
A primer for Big Bad City disillusionment, unsparing in its portrayal of New York's debilitating entropy.

Max Apple, Jewish Literary Supplement, Fall 2004
As bleak and as darkly coming as any novel of West's era or of ours.

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More Than a Movie
Miguel Valenti
0813390753
Aug 2000
Hardcover
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Karl Bardosh, New York University professor of film production
"This is an important book about burning issues! I can foresee a sizeable college audience that ought to read More Than A Movie."

_Karl Bardosh, New York University Film School
"This is an important book about burning issues! I can forsee a sizeable college audience that ought to read More Than A Movie."

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Genuine Lies
Nora Roberts
0553290789
May 1999
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
With her storytelling abilities in full force, Nora Roberts goes Hollywood in this contemporary romantic suspense. Ever since Julia Summers became a single mother at 18, she's focused all her energies on creating a secure home for her 10-year-old son, Brandon, and establishing herself as a sought-after biographer of Hollywood stars. Now quintessential movie goddess Eve Benedict, whose 50-year career has included two Oscars, four husbands, and scores of lovers, has particularly sought out Julia to write Eve's ultimate tell-all book. But as Eve reveals to Julia her many long-held secrets, Julia realizes there's a whole cast of characters with good reasons to keep Eve silent, including Eve's well-loved stepson, Paul Winthrop, a handsome novelist whose desire for Julia is beginning to penetrate her wary reserve. Eve, still...


Sex, Stupidity and Greed
Ian Grey
0965104273
Feb 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
Former punk rocker and unlikely Hollywood insider Ian Grey takes us on a cynical, self-loathing tour of the worst of Tinseltown in this gut-bustingly funny collection of evil little essays. From the overblown egos that manage the movies to the trend towards cleaned-up gore, Grey has the political savvy and film-world background to make incisive comments on the dumbest of art forms. Not to be missed are his essays on the life-affirming qualities of gore films, the love of plastic surgery, and the reminiscences of Oscar night, when everyone who wants something is essentially doing to everyone who has something what Monica Lewinsky did to President Clinton. Too much fun for one volume. --James DiGiovanna

From Library Journal
Contemporary Hollywood takes it on the chin in these two...


The Movie Lover's Tour of Texas : Reel-Life Rambles Through the Lone Star State
Veva Vonler
1589792424
October 25, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Texas movies are as vast as the Lone Star State. Fans tour Texas via movies that explore the state region by region. They can hit the movie trail via automobile using suggested itineraries, maps, and lists of unique shooting locations, all spiced with anecdotes and occasional gossip about behind-the-scenes action.


Film Budgeting : Or, How Much Will It Cost to Shoot Your Movie
Ralph S. Singleton
0943728657
January 25, 1996
Paperback
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Book Description
The most complete, reliable and comprehensive trade book about budgeting motion pictures.


Twins of TriBeCa
Rachel Pine
1401352294
June 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
I wanted to love this book because I loved its conceit: a former junior staffer for Miramax Films writes a roman à clef about what it's like to work for a place suspiciously like Miramax Films—and then she sells the book to her former employer's book division, Miramax Books. I thought it would show that cheekiness, that verve, that insidery sense of the media business that lots of us love.Well, The Twins of TriBeCa is cheeky, all right, full of the kind of industry jokes I expected. The film company in question is called Glorious, after Gloria Waxman, mother of the two very difficult, competitive brothers called Tony and Phil Waxman (see parents Miriam + Max Weinstein = Miramax, run by the Weinstein brothers). The dog on the premises is a big mean animal called Harvey (after Harvey Weinstein). The...


Produced By...
Paul N. Lazarus
1879505797
June 2005
Paperback
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The Big Picture: The New Logic of Money and Power in Hollywood
Edward Jay Epstein
0812973828
January 2006
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. To appear in 2003's Terminator 3, Arnold Schwarzenegger received a fixed fee of $29.25 million, a package of perks totaling $1.5 million and a guaranteed 20% of gross receipts from all sources of revenue worldwide. With that, writes Epstein (Inquest: The Warren Commission and the Establishment of Truth), no matter the film's box office results, "the star was assured of making more money than the studio itself." Such is the "new logic" Epstein explores in this engrossing book. Gone are the days of studio chiefs dominating their stars with punitive contracts and controlling product from script to big screen. Writers now sell their work to the highest bidder, stars have become one-person corporations who "rent" their services to individual productions, and the studios have morphed into what Epstein...


Rising Sun
Michael Crichton
0345380371
November 23, 1992
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
A young American model is murdered in the corporate boardroom of Los Angeles's Nakomoto Tower on the new skyscraper's gala opening night. Murdered, that is, unless she was strangled while enjoying sadomasochistic sex that went too far. Nakomoto, a Japanese electronics giant, tries to hush up the embarrassing incident, setting in motion a murder investigation that serves Crichton ( Jurassic Park ) as the platform for a clever, tough-talking harangue on the dangers of Japanese economic competition and influence-peddling in the U.S. Divorced LAPD lieutenant Peter Smith, who has custody of his two-year-old daughter, and hard-boiled detective John Connor, who says things like "For a Japanese, consistent behavior is not possible," pursue the killer in a winding plot involving Japan's attempt to gain control of the U.S....


Movies and Money
Janet Wasko
0893911089
Jan 1982
Hardcover
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Book Description
This volume is the first in-depth study of the relationship between Hollywood and its financiers from the early film entrepeneuers who established the trade at the turn of the century, through the present day multinational, diversified film coporations that dominate the communication/entertainment industry of the world. Specific case studies are drawn from primary sources and crucial questions of financial control and corporate power are examined in light of their broader implications for media production and distribution.


Movies and Money
Janet Wasko
0893911313
Jan 1982
Paperback
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Book Description
This volume is the first in-depth study of the relationship between Hollywood and its financiers from the early film entrepeneuers who established the trade at the turn of the century, through the present day multinational, diversified film coporations that dominate the communication/entertainment industry of the world. Specific case studies are drawn from primary sources and crucial questions of financial control and corporate power are examined in light of their broader implications for media production and distribution. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


High Heels and Homicide
Kasey Michaels
0758208804
December 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The drop-dead gorgeous hero ofMaggie Kelly's popular mystery series, Alex Blakely (aka the Viscount Saint Just), came to life in Michaels's Maggie Needs an Alibi; the two return to face more murder with wit and a certain kind of almost accidental panache in a locked-room caper plopped inside a romantic comedy. Maggie and crew (Alex's butler, Maggie's editor, etc.) head to England to watch the filming of her latest murder mystery and get trapped on location in a creepy mansion when a major rainstorm floods the grounds and the power goes out. People start turning up dead, and Alex and Maggie try to figure out whodunit while engaging in ongoing rounds of double entendre as they consider their mutual infatuation. Michaels's lively characters and skewering of all sorts of types—the overreaching actor, the studio...


High Concept: Don Simpson and the Hollywood Culture of Excess
Charles Fleming
0385486944
April 1, 1998
Hardcover
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Book Review
Veteran show-biz news hound Charles Fleming argues that the short, insanely foolish life of producer Don Simpson (Flashdance, Top Gun, Bad Boys) stands as a larger indictment of Hollywood, and it's hard to argue with him. For one thing, Simpson helped create Tom Cruise, Richard Gere, Will Smith, and Eddie Murphy, and his loud, high-concept, low-IQ school of filmmaking helped launch Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mel Gibson, and Bruce Willis to new heights (or depths). Others may have been responsible for 14 Top Ten pop tunes and 10 Oscar nominations, but nobody had thought to combine pop music and movies in a synergistic way.

While Fleming concentrates on Simpson's own antics--car wrecks, career crackups, whacked-out drug and sex orgies, whimsical overspending on brain-dead blockbusters--he does make an excellent case that the...



Smartbomb: The Quest for Art, Entertainment, and Big Bucks in the Videogame Revolution
Heather Chaplin
1565123468
November 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Freelance journalists (and married couple) Chaplin and Ruby team up for a wide-ranging look at the video-game industry. They dwell extensively on the corporations behind the games, from Nintendo's humble origins as a playing card manufacturer, to the extravagances of today's most popular game designers, who have earned millions by applying their world-class computer programming skills to increasingly complex imaginary worlds for players to explore, both peaceful (The Sims) and violent (Grand Theft Auto). The game players are the other major part of the story, and Ruby's experiences in the gaming community prove especially helpful as his role-playing character becomes intertwined with that of one of his interview subjects in online multiplayer games like Star Wars Galaxies (Ruby writes this portion in the third...


The Movie Business Book, Third Edition (Movie Business Book)
Jason E. Squire (Editor)
0743219376
June 29, 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
First published in 1983, this book underwent a major overhaul for its 1992 second edition and even more extensive revision for this iteration. The need for such a Herculean effort indicates how rapidly the movie business is changing, and why Squire's collection is so valuable. Before joining the faculty at the USC School of Cinema-Television, Squire was a studio executive with United Artists, 20th Century Fox and Avco Embassy Pictures. Drawing on these formidable connections, he's able to include contributors who are fresh from the trenches and actively making films, like screenwriter William Goldman, director Sydney Pollack and Tom Rothman, chairman of Fox Filmed Entertainment. Intended mainly for those who want the real nitty-gritty on filmmaking, the book will be revelatory for film buffs, too, since it...

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