Rick Friedberg is an award-winning writer/director of movies (Spy Hard), episodic TV (CSI-Miami), reality TV (The Real Housewives of Orange County), documentaries (Rodeo Cowboy), music videos (“Hot for Teacher”), and national and international TV commercials (shown during the Super Bowl, World Series, and NBA playoffs).
Coming from Cheyenne, Wyoming, with no family, friends or contacts in the entertainment business, author Rick Friedberg writes about his experiences working with Academy Award-winning talent and the do's and don’ts of dealing with the frustrations, rejection and politics in show business, with candor and humor.
HOLLYWOOD WAR STORIES: How to Survive in the Trenches
Non-fiction: Performing Arts/Film and Video/Media
Hollywood War Stories: How to Survive in the Trenches is an often funny, always enlightening, insider's view on how to navigate the shark-infested waters of “The Biz.”
Filled with anecdotal "war stories," working with Academy-award winning talent, each short chapter explains a rule to follow like "Good Ideas Don't Just Fall Off a Turnip Truck," Humility is a Highly Over-rated Virtue" and many more.
Including produced screenplay pages and detailed descriptions of scenes produced, this is a candid tale for anyone who would relish a compatriot-in-arms’ joy and pain, while working in the music, acting, comedy, television, video, advertising and movie businesses.
How to Make It in Hollywood: The Inside Story
Non-fiction - anecdotal "how to" for arts and entertainment
How to Make It in Hollywood: The Inside Story is an often funny, always enlightening insider's view on how to break into the world of show business and navigate its shark-infested waters.
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.
It is a contemporary view of the roller coaster ride that is show business that will instruct and entertain the multitudes who can’t get enough of Entertainment Tonight’s behind-the-scenes look at the politics of the music, acting, comedy, television, and movie businesses.
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