It's written from a very personal perspective on living with a narcissist. How can the aspiring Hollywood assistant quickly learn the inside track to success while avoiding the land mines? Make just one of these mistakes and you may find out how quickly you can be replaced by one of the thousands of eager young assistant wannabes who are all too happy to work for as little as six bucks an hour. The Art of the Meeting16. It's a very intense relationship. It's All Your Fault is the answer. Co-workers, clients, even bosses are behaving in narcissistic or bullying ways, choosing targets and then placing blame on them, treating them with disdain, or otherwise acting in aggressive, inappropriate ways.
Full ofstraight forward and valuable information about the workings of Hollywood. Is it any wonder more and more of Generation Y2K wants in on the party? It's All Your Fault is the answer. This book is vital for anyone who wants to glean never-before-told insider tips. Meet the Telephone, Your New Best Friend14. For example, one manager's assistant was overheard at an L. You'll Never Reschedule Lunch in This Town Again19.
You'll also learn what to do once you get out of the relationship and steps you can take to help you heal. It's Not Just a Job. Name-dropping is also common among this junior delta force, although the same can be said of many of their employers. Kevin Williamson Scream; Dawson's Creek Hysterical and frighteningly true. . So if you're searching for broad exposure to the people who call the shots, you're going to want access and proximity to those people. I hope this book helps you.
It is a sacred bond, the strength of which we tested when researching this book. They can make your life at work stressful, frustrating, and extremely challenging. Author by : Paul Rudnick Language : en Publisher by : Scholastic Inc. An Essential Guide to Landing -- and Keeping -- Your first Hollywood Job A position as an assistant to a producer, agent, director, studio executive, or star can be the path to a fabulous career -- or a one-way ticket to hell. Readers looking for down-and-dirty Hollywood dish or those with dreams of becoming a filmmaker will find everything they need to know--and laugh hard at all the tantalizing gossip--in It's All Your Fault: How to Make It as a Hollywood Assistant by successful Hollywood producer Bill Robinson and his former assistant, screenwriter Ceridwen Morris.
But the assistant managed to convince himself he now had a purpose in the cutthroat world of show business and Dafoe invited him to the set of the film, where he had the pleasure of meeting Madonna during one of her endless courtroom scenes. You take care of every annoying aspect of your boss's life and enable him or her to do the fun stuff, worry-free. It lists extensively productioncompanies, offering names, addresses and telephone numbers. Written by two former Hollywood assistants who've been there and done that, It's All Your Fault is bursting with hard-earned advice, from figuring out who's who and who isn't to sex, drugs, and other work-related issues. You doubt your own memory. It may be a bit out dated, but don't let that stop you from picking up this great fast paced read.
It's the rite of passage which, if suffered and surmounted, can land you in those heavenly regions beyond the pearly gates of the Brentwood or Los Feliz estates. There is plenty to belearned from this masterpiece. Hecovers it all, from acquisition of rights to audits and accounting. And gotten fired for it. The typical evening spent in one of these trendy establishments consists of many overqualified and underpaid entertainment assistants drinking cosmopolitans and martinis next to junior execs who bemoan their heavy workload as they shamelessly schmooze those higher up the food chain in order to gain a job with an even heavier workload. The eager neophytes who once flocked to Wall Street are now looking over their shoulders at the life of their friends at agencies, production companies, and studios. Sure, you've seen the images of the peons running across the floor of the stock exchange at dawn.
The author has synthesized the process ofproducing, and the results are nothing short of a blockbuster book on producing. The assistant, left standing in the emptying courtroom, was mistaken for one of the jurors in the scene and was asked by stage personnel to return his suit to wardrobe. Darren Star Executive producer of Sex and the City This is the book I wish I had read before coming to Hollywood. When Pigs Fly: The Art of Hollywood Travel18. Quite the contrary, I was literally bowled over by the amount of inside knowledge, detailed research, and hilarious anecdotes Ceridwen and Bill offer anyone even remotely interested in a show business career. Just ask Naomi Campbell's assistant, who got smashed in the head with a cell phone hurled by the leggy beauty during a temper tantrum.
Chapter One: The Preview So go the twisted lives of Hollywood's personal assistants, Sherpas to the climbers of the entertainment peaks, handmaidens to the movie star gods, granters of wishes to the too-rich and too-famous. It's All Your Fault is the answer. They love you for taking care of them and you love them because, in a twisted sense, you become them. I laughed, I cried, but mainly I found It's All Your Fault a globally terrifying look into the psychology of moviemaking. And, for the hordes seduced by the fantasy of Hollywood, it is also the best way to get the closest look at the stars and industry machinations. You will laugh so hard you'll embarrass yourself. Assisting an Agent or Manager: How to be Satan's Handmaiden6.