The Hollywood Assistants Handbook

The Hollywood Assistants Handbook

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Are you young, eager, smart, and heading off to LA to make it big in the entertainment business? Time for a reality check: Leave your diploma at home, put your grandiose dreams on hold (where hopefully they'll get tired and hang up), and start by repeating the first rule of the industry: Who you work for is more important than who you are. Then leapfrog over everyone else by reading The Hollywood Assistants Handbook. Written by two very sharp and successful assistants to HPPs (Hollywood Power Players), here are 86 lessons packed with a combination of blunt truth, insider humor, and juicy secrets that explain the unwritten rules of how to get a foot in the door and make all the right moves as you climb to the top. Here are the minimum-wage jobs that will put you in the path of HPPs. An annotated resume roundup. The clubs to frequent and the cocktails to order. Movies to watch and books to read (it's called homework). Dressing do's and don'ts. How to get on the Free List. A lineup of boss genresa€”the Horror Show, the Romantic Comedy, Mr. Actiona€”and how to dodge the tirades that will soon be hurled your way, along with the proper outlets for venting. Plus, the ins and outs of your most important tool, the telephonea€”when to listen in (always!), who to put through and who to put off, and your new best friend forever, the Plantronics CS70 cordless headset. With its hilariously snarky tonea€”the gate-keeping quiz is qHow to Tell if You're a Moron Who Should Pack Up the Corolla and Move Back Homeqa€”The Hollywood Assistants Handbook is as baldly entertaining for everyone who loves reading about Hollywood as it is indispensably practical for the job-seeker.I lost everything there! ... and teach the dog a new trick, but trust us here, dona#39;t waste your time teaching him how to save a JPEG or sync his own BlackBerry. Chances are you will spend twice as long doing it yourself after hea#39;s managed to wipe his entire address book clean. ... I pressed a button and, pfft, itjust disappeared.

Title:The Hollywood Assistants Handbook
Author:Peter Nowalk, Hillary Stamm
Publisher:Workman Publishing - 2008-05-07


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