Hollywood 101 The Film Industry

Frederick Levy

Renaissance Books



Trade Paperback

336 Pages



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This thorough and candid reference describes all of the non-acting career options in today's moviemaking community, detailing the work, wages, and wheeler-dealing that come with being a producer, director, writer, production designer, agent, and every other behind-the-camera profession. The book also reveals how Levy himself arrived in Hollywood without any connections and went on to become a feature film development executive. Levy thus combines his own story with key tips, inside stories, and advice from industry leaders on succeeding in the film business—that is, not only obtaining entry-level jobs but achieving lasting careers.


Praise for Hollywood 101

"An informative book about getting in, and successfully being in the film industry. It is detailed and casual, with wonderful stories and effective comments and quotes."—Arthur Hiller, Former President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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  • Frederick Levy

  • Frederick Levy is the Vice President of Development and Production at Marty Katz Productions. Before joining the company, he worked for American Entertainment Investors and InterMedia/Film Equities, Inc., both of which finance and package independent films. He resides in Los Angeles.