Something out of Nothing . . . a Hollywood Maverick's Rule Book

Something out of Nothing . . . a Hollywood Maverick's Rule Book

by Rick Friedberg


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Something Out of Nothing . . . A Hollywood Maverick's Rule Book is an often funny, enlightening insider's view on how to break into the world of show biz and navigate its shark-infested waters.

Each chapter, a rule like "Good Ideas Don't Just Fall Off a Turnip Truck" to "Never Get Your Hopes Up Higher Than the Lowest Drawer in Your Desk," includes anecdotes of "war stories" about working with legendary and Academy Award-winning talent.

Something is funnier than Julia Phillips's You'll Never Eat Lunch in This Town Again, less "sour grapes" than Joe Esterhaz's Animal, and more broadly encompassing than William Goldman's Adventures in the Screen Trade.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781483901367
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/03/2013
Pages: 238
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

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). A native of Cheyenne, Wyoming, graduate of U.S.C. and San Francisco State, with a one year stint in Vienna, Austria, he and his wife and family reside in Los Angeles.

Dick Chudnow, additional contributor, is CEO of ComedySportz, a nationally franchised comedy show.

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