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Story: Style, Structure, Substance, and the Principles of Screenw...
by Robert McKee

Language

English

Pages

490

Publication Date

September 28, 2010

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Robert McKee's screenwriting workshops have earned him an international reputation for inspiring novices, refining works in progress and putting major screenwriting careers back on track. Quincy Jones, Diane Keaton, Gloria Steinem, Julia Roberts, John Cleese and David Bowie are just a few of his celebrity alumni. Writers, producers, development executives and agents all flock to his lecture series, praising it as a mesmerizing and intense learning experience. <p> In <em>Story</em>, McKee expands on the concepts he teaches in his $450 seminars (considered a must by industry insiders), providing readers with the most comprehensive, integrated explanation of the craft of writing for the screen. No one better understands how all the elements of a screenplay fit together, and no one is better qualified to explain the "magic" of story construction and the relationship between structure and character than Robert McKee.</p>
Broadway Investing 101: How to Make Theater and Yes, Even Make Mo...
by Ken Davenport

Language

English

Pages

148

Publication Date

March 15, 2019

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Have you ever thought about investing in a Broadway show? Or wondered how it worked? Ever imagine what it would be like to have been an investor in Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, or even Hamilton?<br /><br />Broadway investing, while without a doubt a high-risk investment, can be a fun, fulfilling and yes, even a profitable experience. That's why I often call investing in Broadway shows, “The riskiest investment you’ll love to make.” <br /><br />Despite the risks, it is possible to find and invest in shows that turn a profit if you understand the mechanics of Broadway investing and follow my simple strategies of screening your investments, which I teach in this book. These strategies are the same methods that I use to choose my own investments, and are why I'm currently "beating the market" compared to the average success rates on Broadway, while supporting and advancing the art form I love at the same time.<br /><br />In this book you'll learn:<br /><br />-They myths of Broadway investing.<br />-How to get started investing in Broadway for less than you think.<br />-Who to talk to and where to find Broadway investment opportunities.<br />-How to mitigate your risk and increase your chance for profitability.<br />-All the perks you should get when you invest and how to get even more.<br /><br />What most people don't realize is that placing your bet on Broadway is a lot like investing in a restaurant, a piece of art, or frankly, in any entrepreneurial start-up. And if you treat Broadway like a business, do the proper due diligence, and avoid the common mistakes that many first timers and seasoned investors make (which can result in quick and disappointing losses), Broadway investing can be a very rewarding experience in many ways. <br /><br />The next Hamilton is out there. And we're going to help you find it.
Starmaker: Life As a Hollywood Publicist with Farrah, The Rat Pac...
by , David Rubini

Language

English

Pages

375

Publication Date

October 01, 2011

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<DIV><B>This memoir by the legendary publicist offers “an intimate glimpse into the best and the worst of the golden age of Hollywood” (Stacy Keach, Golden Globe Award–nominated actor).</B><BR />  <BR /> Jay Bernstein, an entertainment industry fixture who helped launch the careers of celebrities including Farrah Fawcett and Suzanne Somers, was famed for his sense of showmanship, his outrageous style, and the publicity stunts he engineered to get attention for his clients. <I>Starmaker</I> tells his story, from his childhood in Oklahoma City and his first job in a Hollywood mailroom to the ownership of his own public relations firm and his work as a television producer.<BR />  <BR /> In addition to a behind-the-scenes look at several generations of show business and hard-hitting insights about how the industry changed over the decades, Bernstein also describes the relationships he had with stars and his notorious techniques, such as paying women to throw hotel keys at Tom Jones, having <I>Entertainment Tonight </I>host Mary Hart’s legs insured for one million dollars, and getting married underwater for an episode of <I>Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous</I>. With the wisdom of experience and a sense of humor, this autobiography shares the intimate details of a fascinating Hollywood life.</DIV>
The Perfect Piece: A 10 Minute Duo Interpretation Piece
by , Alexa Smith

Language

English

Pages

9

Publication Date

March 13, 2019

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This ten minute play follows two high school seniors, Alexa and Kaitlyn, who want to make their last year in forensics memorable. They are on the search to find a memorable piece for their last year, however, they decide for their piece they are going to share their knowledge on forensics with upcoming students. They explain to new duo interpretation students tips and tricks on how to be successful and at the same time have fun. Follow these two duo pals in their journey to find the perfect piece.
The Moth Presents All These Wonders: True Stories About Facing th...
by Crown Archetype

Language

English

Pages

327

Publication Date

March 21, 2017

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<b><i>“</i>Wonderful." <b><i>—</i>Michiko Kakutani, <i>New York Times</i></b><br /><br />Celebrating the 20th anniversary of storytelling phenomenon The Moth, 45 unforgettable true stories about risk, courage, and facing the unknown, drawn from the best ever told on their stages</b><br /><br />Carefully selected by the creative minds at The Moth, and adapted to the page to preserve the raw energy of live storytelling, <i>All These Wonders</i> features voices both familiar and new. Alongside Meg Wolitzer, John Turturro, Tig Notaro, and Hasan Minhaj, readers will encounter: an astronomer gazing at the surface of Pluto for the first time, an Afghan refugee learning how much her father sacrificed to save their family, a hip-hop star coming to terms with being a “one-hit wonder,” a young female spy risking everything as part of Churchill’s “secret army” during World War II, and more.<br /><br /> High-school student and neuroscientist alike, the storytellers share their ventures into uncharted territory—and how their lives were changed indelibly by what they discovered there. With passion, and humor, they encourage us all to be more open, vulnerable, and alive.
William Shakespeare: The Complete Works (Illustrated)
by William Shakespeare

Language

English

Pages

5185

Publication Date

January 29, 2019

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This collection gathers together the works by William Shakespeare in a single, convenient, high quality, and extremely low priced Kindle volume!<br /><br />The Comedies<br />A Midsummer Night's Dream<br />All's Well That Ends Well<br />As You Like It<br />Love’s Labour ’s Lost<br />Measure for Measure<br />Much Ado About Nothing<br />The Comedy of Errors<br />The Merchant of Venice<br />The Merry Wives of Windsor<br />The Taming of the Shrew<br />The Two Gentlemen of Verona<br />Twelfth Night; or, What you will<br /><br />The Romances<br />Cymbeline<br />Pericles, Prince of Tyre<br />The Tempest<br />The Winter's Tale<br /><br />The Tragedies<br />King Lear<br />Romeo and Juliet<br />The History of Troilus and Cressida<br />The Life and Death of Julius Caesar<br />The Life of Timon of Athens<br />The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra<br />The Tragedy of Coriolanus<br />The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark<br />The Tragedy of Macbeth<br />The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice<br />Titus Andronicus<br /><br />The Histories<br />The Life and Death of King John<br />The Life and Death of King Richard the Second<br />The Tragedy of King Richard the Third<br />The first part of King Henry the Fourth<br />The second part of King Henry the Fourth<br />The Life of King Henry V<br />The first part of King Henry the Sixth<br />The second part of King Henry the Sixth<br />The third part of King Henry the Sixth<br />The Life of King Henry the Eighth<br /><br />The Poetical Works<br />The Sonnets<br />Sonnets to Sundry Notes of Music<br />A Lover's Complaint<br />The Rape of Lucrece<br />Venus and Adonis<br />The Phoenix and the Turtle<br />The Passionate Pilgrim
Slapstick Modernism: Chaplin to Kerouac to Iggy Pop
by William Solomon

Language

English

Pages

272

Publication Date

June 15, 2016

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<div>Slapstick comedy landed like a pie in the face of twentieth-century culture. Pratfalls percolated alongside literary modernism throughout the 1920s and 1930s before slapstick found explosive expression in postwar literature, experimental film, and popular music. William Solomon charts the origins and evolution of what he calls slapstick modernism --a merging of artistic experimentation with the socially disruptive lunacy made by the likes of Charlie Chaplin. Romping through texts, films, and theory, Solomon embarks on an intellectual odyssey from the high modernism of Dos Passos and Williams to the late modernism of the Beats and Burroughs before a head-on crash into the raw power of punk rock. Throughout, he shows the links between the experimental writers and silent screen performers of the early century, and explores the potent cultural undertaking that drew inspiration from anarchical comedy after World War II.</div>
Presto!: How I Made Over 100 Pounds Disappear and Other Magical T...
by Penn Jillette

Language

English

Pages

369

Publication Date

August 02, 2016

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Penn Jillette’s <i>New York Times </i>bestselling account of his “extremely funny and somewhat profane journey to discovering a healthy lifestyle…that will motivate others to seek weight-loss solutions” (<i>The Washington Post</i>).<BR><BR>More than three hundred and thirty pounds and saddled with a systolic blood pressure reading at dangerous heights, legendary magician Penn Jillette found himself at a crossroads. He needed a drastic lifestyle change if wanted to see his small children grow up. Enter Crazy Ray. A former NASA scientist and unconventional, passionate innovator, Ray Cronise changed Penn Jillette’s life with his wild “potato diet.”<BR> <BR>In <i>Presto</i>, Jillette takes us along on his journey from skepticism to the inspiring, life-changing momentum that transformed the magician’s body and mind. He describes the process in hilarious detail, as he performs his Las Vegas show, takes meetings with Hollywood executives, hangs out with his celebrity friends and fellow eccentric performers, all while remaining a dedicated husband and father. Throughout, he weaves in his views on sex, religion, and pop culture, making his story a refreshing, genre-busting account. Outspoken, frank, and bitingly clever, <i>Presto</i> is an incisive, rollicking read. In the end, it is “undeniably inspiring” (<i>Booklist</i>).
Long Story Short: The Only Storytelling Guide You'll Ever Need
by Margot Leitman

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

October 13, 2015

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This is a practical storytelling guide from comedian, winner of multiple Moth storytelling competitions, and founder of the Upright Citizens Brigade storytelling program, Margot Leitman. Did you ever wish you could tell a story that leaves others spellbound? Storytelling teacher and champion Margot Leitman will show you how! With a fun, irreverent, and infographic approach, this guide breaks a story into concrete components with ways to improve content, structure, emotional impact, and delivery through personal anecdotes, relatable examples, and practical exercises.
How To Make It in the New Music Business: Practical Tips on Build...
by Ari Herstand

Language

English

Pages

400

Publication Date

December 20, 2016

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<p><strong>"Ari is at the front of the front. He gets it. I've read a hundred how-to-make-it-in-the-music-biz books, and this one is today's definitive, comprehensive manual." —Jack Conte, 150+ million YouTube views, Pomplamoose, CEO of Patreon</strong></p><br /><p>Forget everything you think you know about the odds of “making it” in the music industry. Today, odds mean nothing and success is not about lucky breaks. It’s about conquering social media, mastering the art of merchandising and simply working harder and being smarter than everyone else. We are living in the midst of an industry renaissance, one that has left the record companies desperately struggling to maintain their prominence, as a subculture of dedicated, DIY (do-it-yourself) musicians have taken over. These days talent is a given and success has to be earned.</p><br /><p>In 2008, Ari Herstand boldly turned in his green Starbucks apron to his manager, determined to make a living off his craft as a singer/songwriter. Almost a decade later, he has become a founding member of the new DIY movement and a self-sustaining musician, all without the help of a major label. Now, drawing from years of experience, Herstand has written the definitive guide for other like-minded artists, the ones who want to forge their own path and not follow the traditional markers of success, like record sales, hits on the radio or the amount of your label advance. Incredibly comprehensive and brutally honest throughout, <em>How to Make It in the New Music Business</em> covers every facet of the "new" business, including how to:</p><br /><ul><br /><li>Build a grass-roots fan base—and understand the modern fan</li><br /><li>Book a profitable tour, and tips for playing live, such as opening vs. headlining etiquette, and putting on a memorable show</li><br /><li>Become popular on YouTube, Spotify and SoundCloud</li><br /><li>Get songs placed in film and television</li><br /><li>Earn royalties you didn’t know existed and reach your crowdfunding goals</li><br /></ul><br /><p>Musicians will not only be introduced to all the tools available today but will be shown how to effectively leverage them to actually make money. More important, they will develop the mindset to be aware of new advancements both online and in the real world and always stay in tune with a constantly evolving landscape.</p><br /><p>There has never been a better time to be an independent musician. Today, fans can communicate with their idols by simply picking up their phones, artists are able to produce studio-worthy content from their basement and albums are funded not by "record men" but by generous, engaged supporters. As result, <em>How to Make It in the New Music Business</em> is a must-have guide for anyone hoping to navigate the increasingly complex yet advantageous landscape that is the modern music industry.</p>

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