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The Way We Work : on the Job in Hollywood
by Bruce Ferber

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Despite increasing corporate mergers and bottom-line thinking, the entertainment business will never function like a bank or an insurance company because it is an industry rooted in imagination. Rules are meant to be broken. The best work is often produced in an environment where plans change by the minute and nothing seems to make sense. To wit, those who choose this profession must alter preconceived notions of work itself, sometimes discovering that fantasy and horror describe both movie genres and life on the job. The phenomenon crosses class lines: From the writers, directors, and producers to the lawyers, agents, studio executives, and crew and right down to the porta-potty suppliers.

The Way We Work provides a window into the skill sets and the insanity that make movies and television tick. Essays by award-winning writers, directors, and producers chronicle the process and the obstacles facing those at the top of the creative food chain. Oral histories from executives to "below-the-line" workers describe life in the trenches, which often present as Stud's Terkel's Working--on acid.

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The Way We Work: On the Job in HollywoodThe Way We Work: On the Job in Hollywood (Trade paperback)
Pub. Date: 2019
Publisher: Rare Bird Books, a Vireo Book
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Pub. Date: 7/9/2019
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Overview

Despite increasing corporate mergers and bottom-line thinking, the entertainment business will never function like a bank or an insurance company because it is an industry rooted in imagination. Rules are meant to be broken. The best work is often produced in an environment where plans change by the minute and nothing seems to make sense. To wit, those who choose this profession must alter preconceived notions of work itself, sometimes discovering that fantasy and horror describe both movie genres and life on the job. The phenomenon crosses class lines: From the writers, directors, and producers to the lawyers, agents, studio executives, and crew and right down to the porta-potty suppliers.

The Way We Work provides a window into the skill sets and the insanity that make movies and television tick. Essays by award-winning writers, directors, and producers chronicle the process and the obstacles facing those at the top of the creative food chain. Oral histories from executives to "below-the-line" workers describe life in the trenches, which often present as Stud's Terkel's Working--on acid.

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  • PID: 16423829449
  • ISBN-13: 9781644280140
  • Publisher: Rare Bird Books, a Vireo Book
  • Seller: Ria Christie Books
    Description: Events in Los Angeles and New York Essay placement in major magazines like Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, and perhapsVanity Fair or Esquire Industry outreach and eventsshow more.
    Condition: New