Pursuing Hollywood

This spirit of critically imagining and pursuing a more democratic society has been a guiding feature of qualitative inquiry from the very beginning . The Crossroads in Qualitative Inquiry series will take up such methodological and ...

Author: Nathaniel Kohn

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759109254

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 179

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A former Hollywood screenwriter and producer (Zulu Dawn) recounts his experiences and relates them to communication and cultural theory.

Rock Star Movie Star

Conclusion Madonna pursued a screen career within arguably the final period in which stardom served as a central ... In pursuing Hollywood film stardom through a performed interpretation of Hollywood's legacy of platinum blonde sex ...

Author: Landon Palmer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190888423

Category: Music

Page: 288

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During the mid-1950s, when Hollywood found itself struggling to compete within an expanding entertainment media landscape, certain producers and studios saw an opportunity in making films that showcased performances by rock 'n' roll stars. Rock stars eventually found cinema to be a useful space to extend their creative practices, and the motion picture and recording industries increasingly saw cinematic rock stardom as a profitable means to connect multiple media properties. Indeed, casting rock stars for film provided a tool for bridging new relationships across media industries and practices. From Elvis Presley to Madonna, this book examines the casting rock stars in films. In so doing, Rock Star/Movie Star offers a new perspective on the role of stardom within the convergence of media industries. While hardly the first popular music culture to see its stars making the transition to screen, the timing of rock's emergence and its staying power within popular culture proved fortuitous for a motion picture business searching for its place in the face of continuous technological and cultural change. At the same time, a post-star-system film industry provided a welcoming context for rock stars who have valued authenticity, creative autonomy, and personal expression. This book uses illuminating archival resources to demonstrate how rock stars have often proven themselves to be prominent film workers exploring this terrain of platforms old and new - ideal media laborers whose power lies in the fact that they are rarely recognized as such. Combining star studies with media industry studies, this book proposes an integrated methodology for writing media history that combines the actions of individuals and the practices of industries. It demonstrates how stars have operated as both the gravitational center of media production as well as social actors who have taken on a decisive role in the purposes to which their images are used.

Production Studies The Sequel

15 Allen J. Scott, On Hollywood: The Place, the Industry (Princeton, NJ: Princeton ... 2 (2010): 211–33; Nathaniel Kohn, Pursuing Hollywood: Seduction, Obsession, Dread (Lanham, MD and New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2006); and the work ...

Author: Miranda Banks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317567102

Category: Social Science

Page: 306

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Production Studies, The Sequel! is an exciting exploration of the experiences of media workers in local, global, and digital communities—from prop-masters in Germany, Chinese film auteurs, producers of children’s television in Qatar, Italian radio broadcasters, filmmakers in Ethiopia and Nigeria, to seemingly-autonomous Twitterbots. Case studies examine international production cultures across five continents and incorporate a range of media, including film, television, music, social media, promotional media, video games, publishing and public broadcasting. Using the lens of cultural studies to examine media production, Production Studies, The Sequel! takes into account transnational production flows and places production studies in conversation with other major areas of media scholarship including audience studies, media industries, and media history. A follow-up to the successful Production Studies, this collection highlights new and important research in the field, and promises to generate continued discussion about the past, present, and future of production studies.

Rights Camera Action IP Rights and the Film Making Process 2nd edition

Hollywood. stars,. their. agents. and. inflationary. effects. For film producers living and working in the ... being that many actors from countries such as the United Kingdom, Canada or Australia are also pursuing Hollywood careers.

Author: Bertrand Moullier

Publisher: WIPO

ISBN: 9280534319

Category: Law

Page: 128

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Rights, Camera, Action! offers professionals in the audiovisual industry guidance on how to use intellectual property protection to generate business opportunities. The reader is taken through the different stages from securing finance to distribution to ensure a successful audiovisual production. With practical advice and enriching case studies from developing countries “Rights, Camera, Action!” will help individual filmmakers and distributors monetize their creative content.

Aunt Bessie s How to Survive a Day Job While Pursuing the Creative Life

Anyone who is coming to Hollywood with the desire to pitch or sell material needs to focus on high - concept material . Most recent examples of high - concept movies include Bruce Almighty or Elf . If you are going to break down doors ...

Author: Joel Eisenberg

Publisher: Topos Books

ISBN: 9780976757504

Category: Humor

Page: 380

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Clive Barker, Tom Cruise, Larry Hagman, Laurell K. Hamilton, Stephen King, Brad Meltzer, Sir Ian McKellen, Carolyn See, Stuart Woods and many others describe their humorous and frequently touching journeys to success. This motivational volume is hosted by the ever-controversial 'Aunt Bessie, ' who some refer to as a dangerous cross between Eminem and Ann Landers.

Hollywood Ambitions

23 But this was not an entirely accurate representation of his own involvement : Earp had already been actively pursuing Hollywood representation for some years , even claiming to have hired someone to write a movie script in 1925.24 As ...

Author: Marsha Orgeron

Publisher: Wesleyan


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 280

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Working with a varied and untraditional cast of characters—Wyatt Earp, Jack London, Clara Bow, Gertrude Stein, and Ida Lupino—author Marsha Orgeron examines the Hollywood ambitions of a fading western legend, a successful popular author, a poor Brooklyn girl turned flapper icon, a self-proclaimed avant-garde genius, and a frustrated actress on her way to becoming a director. Investigating their separate involvements with the expanding film industry, Orgeron illustrates the implications of film celebrity during the era in which cinema’s impact was first felt. The aspirations of these individuals demonstrate the unifying role that the American motion picture capital played in shaping cultural notions of reputation, success, glamour, and visibility. Through extensive and unprecedented primary research and illuminating analyses of films, texts, and personal writings, each chapter provides new insight into its subject’s dealings in the mythic city. Hollywood Ambitions affords a unique understanding of the tremendous diversity of the Hollywood experience and its allure in the first half of the cinematic century.

Writing in the San d

This spirit of critically imagining and pursuing a more democratic society has been a guiding feature of qualitative inquiry from the very beginning . The Crossroads in Qualitative ... Pursuing Hollywood , by Nathaniel Kohn ( 2006 ) 10.

Author: Keyan G. Tomaselli

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759109513

Category: History

Page: 174

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Writing in the San/d details experiences and encounters with First People's ("Bushmen") living in the Kalahari Desert (Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa) (1995-2004), and a Khoi (1984) community in the eastern Cape, South Africa.

The Official Hollywood Handbook

Author's Pitch Purely for the sake of maintaining objectivity , the author of this book has scrupulously avoided pursuing Hollywood stardom . He does not drive a Rolls or even a Mercedes , nor does he hang out at Ma Maison , Trumps , or ...

Author: John Blumenthal

Publisher: Pocket Books

ISBN: 9780671497132

Category: Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Page: 176

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What Are You Doing in There

Middlers have little chance of pursuing Hollywood and Madison Avenues vision of perfection—rail-thin models and beefcake musclemen. Many not only try but also threaten their health while doing so. Initially, a parent may be impressed by ...

Author: Charlene C. Giannetti

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0307480763

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

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The "middler years," ages ten through fifteen, have always been characterized by an urge for independence and secrecy from parents. But these days, that secrecy can lead to more danger than ever before. Tackling the frustrations and fears of parenting in a world where cyber predators make headlines every day and "normal" adolescents act out in ways that beg the question "Where were the parents?", What Are You Doing in There? presents a new way of approaching a child's private life. In their inimitable, candid style, Charlene Giannetti and Margaret Sagarese offer a variety of strategies for staying informed without resorting to snooping, eavesdropping, or other embarrassing KGB-like tactics. Within each of a child's six privacy zones—bedroom, friends, romance, school, body, and the Internet—Giannetti and Sagarese educate parents about common cover-ups and how to establish limits that enhance a spirit of mutual respect within the household. Exploring not just whether to worry, but how to go about getting honest answers, What Are You Doing in There? charts a course designed to instill maturity that will last well beyond the middler years. The media constantly exhort parents to find out what the kids are really up to. Now there's finally a common-sense guidebook for addressing suspicions—without doing more harm than good.

Some Like It Wilder

18 He still preferred writing to directing, and by the time Mauvaise graine was in the cinemas, he was already in Hollywood pursuing his career as a film writer. After finishing Mauvaise graine, Wilder sent an original script, ...

Author: Gene D. Phillips

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813173671

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 464

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One of the most accomplished writers and directors of classic Hollywood, Billy Wilder (1906–2002) directed numerous acclaimed films, including Sunset Boulevard (1950), Sabrina (1954), The Seven Year Itch (1955), Witness for the Prosecution (1957), and Some Like It Hot (1959). Featuring Gene D. Phillips’s unique, in-depth critical approach, Some Like It Wilder: The Life and Controversial Films of Billy Wilder provides a groundbreaking overview of a filmmaking icon. Wilder began his career as a screenwriter in Berlin but, because of his Jewish heritage, sought refuge in America when Germany came under Nazi control. Making fast connections in Hollywood, Wilder immediately made the jump from screenwriter to director. His classic films Five Graves to Cairo (1943), Double Indemnity (1945), and The Lost Weekend (1945) earned Academy Awards for best picture, director, and screenplay. During the 1960s, Wilder continued to direct and produce controversial comedies, including Kiss Me, Stupid (1964) and The Apartment (1960), which won Oscars for best picture and director. This definitive biography reveals that Wilder was, and remains, one of the most influential directors in filmmaking.