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Surviving Hollywood [Paperback]

Jerry Rannow

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Filled with dozens of personal anecdotes, musings, and warnings from writers, producers, actors, and directors who have been there, Surviving Hollywood: Your Ticket to Success provides all the real-life tools you need for protecting your personal well being in an unstable and sometimes unscruplous industry. Readers will discover sage advice for keeping their spirits up despite constant rejection, weathering long periods of unemployment, maintaining a stable marriage and family life in an unstable business, keeping the faith in the midst of lies and deceit, and much more. Special sections address such topics as the dangers child actors face and how to deal with egomaniacs without becoming one. This one-stop resource is a must-have addition to the library of anyone with a Hollywood dream!

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5.0 out of 5 stars In lexicon of show-biz, this book is a boffo winner! 1 Dec 2002
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Every fledgling actor or writer should run, not walk, to the Amazon website to obtain a copy of SURVIVING HOLLYOOD: YOUR TICKET TO SUCCESS! It's written in an entertaining style by someone who's been in the trenches of Hollywood and seen it all. It's wise, profound, funny, thought-provoking, and EXTREMELY helpful to anyone who aspires to make their mark in tinsel-town. This book is crammed with insights from prominent show business players who share their feelings and experiences about what they did right and what they did wrong in their careers. Some of these "lessons-learned" will make you laugh, and others are sure to make you cry. And it's practical too, with lots of addresses and websites to help the novice starting out. "SURVIVING HOLLYWOOD: YOUR TICKET TO SUCCESS" is a MUST-READ for anyone seeking to tear down the forbiding studio walls and make their name in a very tough business.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Surviving Hollywood goes to Head Of The Class 20 Jan 2003
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Having read and thoroughly enjoyed Writing Television Comedy by Jerry Rannow, I hoped Surviving Hollywood would be equally entertaining but I was wrong -- it's even better. As a writer, I'm past the days of trying to crack Hollywood but reading about those who have done so successfully is thoroughly fascinating, especially when it's done with so much humor. The writing flows so smoothly the pages practically turn themselves, interrupted only by my own frequent chuckles and belly-laughs. Great read!
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! 21 Dec 2012
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Jerry Rannow is one of the funniest writers I have read. I loved the book, loved the Hollywood insider stories, and love his style. Rannow wrote for many of my favorite 70's comedy shows including "Welcome Back, Kotter" and "Head of the Class." He is just as funny in this form! And I was thrilled to find out he has a website with comedy mysteries! I've purchased them as well, and they are awesome! Buy this book!
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