Making It In Hollywood

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Bryan Hidalgo is an entertainment attorney who worked for several years in Business and Legal Affairs for Columbia Pictures, TriStar Pictures, MCA Records, and Geffen Records, before transitioning to private practice. He is a graduate of the UCLA School of Law. Prior to his legal career, he performed as a concert pianist, and was an Official Pianist for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics Opening Ceremonies. In addition to serving as an industry consultant, Bryan is currently working on his next book. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

Gail Gradin O'Donnell is an accomplished Hollywood makeup artist. Her artistry has graced some of the most beautiful and recognized celebrity faces in the world on all the major film and television award shows, including the Academy Awards, Emmys, Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild. She has recently launched her own line of makeup. Prior to her career as a makeup artist, Gail was employed by the prestigious Creative Artists Agency, Inc., and has been a personal assistant to Alan Alda. She resides in Los Angeles, California.

Making It In Hollywood

What To Do & How To Do It From More Than 100 of Today's Top Actors, Screenwriters, Directors, and Producers

Authored by Bryan Hidalgo, Gail O'Donnell

Learn the secrets of how to become a successful actor, screenwriter, director, or producer from the people who've made it-and are continuing to make it! Authors Bryan Hidalgo and Gail O'Donnell have interviewed more than 100 of today's top actors, screenwriters, directors, and producers-including Oscar and Emmy winners-who reveal, in their own words, how they started, how they work, how they got where they are today, and how you can get there too.

The result is a truly inspirational compilation of interviews, with answers, encouragement and guidance straight from the horse's mouth. Discover where to start, what training to pursue, when to get an agent, how to be your best at auditions, and much more, from interviews with stars, creators, writers, directors, or producers of such hit TV shows as LOST, 24, HOUSE, THE SHIELD, SEX AND THE CITY, BREAKING BAD, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, HAWAII FIVE-O, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, GREY'S ANATOMY, CRIMINAL MINDS, SOUTHLAND, LAW AND ORDER: SVU, MEDIUM, CASTLE, ONE TREE HILL, BOSTON LEGAL, WITHOUT A TRACE, SONS OF ANARCHY, DEXTER, NIP/TUCK, MOONLIGHTING, X-FILES, and OZ, and motion pictures such as TWILIGHT, MARLEY & ME, HAIRSPRAY, PULP FICTION, WHEN HARRY MET SALLY, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE, STAR TREK, X-MEN, SERPICO, BACK TO THE FUTURE, SPIDER-MAN, JURASSIC PARK, MRS. DOUBTFIRE, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, FORREST GUMP, TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY, TRUE LIES, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, HAROLD & KUMAR, AUSTIN POWERS, EAT PRAY LOVE, AMERICAN BEAUTY, THE PROPOSAL, and FACE/OFF, among many others. Sit down with Hollywood's finest and let them help you start "Making It In Hollywood"!

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Publication Date:
1456335375 / 9781456335373
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
7" x 10"
Black and White with Bleed
Related Categories:
Performing Arts / General

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