How to Make It in Hollywood: The Inside Story
Filled with anecdotal "war stories" of working with Academy-award winning talent, each short chapter explains a rule to follow to "make it" in Hollywood, from " It's All About Passion" to "Good Ideas Don't Just Fall Off a Turnip Truck,"Humility is a Highly Over-rated Virtue" and much, much more.
Coming from Cheyenne, Wyoming, with no family, friends or contacts in the entertainment business, author Rick Friedberg became an award-winning writer/director of movies, television, TV commercials, music videos, documentaries and digital media. His experiences, told with candor and humor, encompass the do's and dont's of dealing with the frustrations, rejection and politics that can and must be overcome to forge a career in show business.
Some say this book is funnier than Julia Phillips' You'll Never Eat Lunch in this Town Again," less "sour grapes" than Joe Esterhaz's Hollywood Animal and more broadly encompassing than William Goldman's Adventures in the Screen Trade.