Los Angeles, CA, December 15, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- The e-book publication of her recent trade paperback, All The Doors to Hollywood and How to Open Them, has just been announced by author Anne M. Strick. The book, which offers a new perspective on movie industry employment, will now be downloadable, via Smashwords, on all current e-book devices.
All The Doors comprises a series of interviews with those indispensable behind-the-screen wizards who make movie magic actually happen. The book tells what they do, how they do it, how they got their jobs and what adventures they've had. It provides an insider's look at how movies are really made. It suggests myriad unconsidered avenues of entry. And it offers a chart of IATSE Guilds and Locals, with phone numbers, e-mail addresses and websites, for reader follow-up queries concerning employment.
The book reflects Anne M. Strick's twenty-plus years in the film industry, working with Universal, Warner's, Paramount and EMI, as Unit Publicist, Project Coordinator and National Publicity Director, and with such Hollywood legends as Jack Nicholson, James Earl Jones, Sean Penn, Arnold Schwarzenegger, David Lynch, Sting and Dino De Laurentiis, among many others.
According to Strick, "If you dream of a Hollywood job, you don't have to live in Los Angeles. You don't have to be young. You don't have to be beautiful or handsome. You don't have to sing or dance or know how to act. You don't have to write a brilliant screenplay. You just have to take the first step. And read this book."
The ForewordClarion Review says, "The reviews are the most intriguing part of the book. Some people took a circuitous route to get into the movie business, a fact that should be encouraging to others seeking employment in Hollywood."
Piper Laurie, the three-time Oscar-nominated, Emmy and Globe winning actor, says "I would send a copy of All The Doors to every young person looking for an exciting and creative direction in life."
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