Friday, April 13, 2012

My Review of HOLLYWOOD GAME PLAN by Carole Kirschner

Photo Credit: Michael Wiese Productions

I love creative storytelling because of it’s incredible potential to tap into people’s emotions and communicating in a way that makes abstract concepts and ideas more concrete to recipient’s mind. I love reading, but I also love experiencing stories through films and TV series. Once Upon a Time a time is my current favorite series on television about a group of people desperately in need of redemption, awaiting a promised hero of the story. The Dark Knight is a movie that beautifully communicates the idea of one man taking on the guilt of another’s betrayals. Visual storytelling is the most widespread way of communicating to and inspiring a stunning amount of people.

I personally don’t plan on moving to LA and getting a career in Hollywood, but I was interested in a new book by Carole Kirschner called HOLLYWOOD GAME PLAN. This book is all about how to prepare for and land a job in the entertainment industry, and it’s a really intriguing inside look into the inner-workings of Hollywood.

The book covers the all-important preparation someone will have to undergo before attempting to land a job in the entertainment industry. Kirscher walks through the basics of what Hollywood is like so you’ll know what you’re getting into. There’s a really helpful chapter on preparing an “industry-ready resume,” as well as how to create a Hollywood cover letter. The idea is to focus on your strengths and sell those strengths to decision makers. The book covers the importance of networking and a step-by-step job search strategy, as well as creating a custom career path because the idea is to always be furthering your career.

This book is ideal for anyone who wants to break into the entertainment industry. It’s really easy to read and full of expert advice on the world of visual storytelling.

I received this book for free for review from Michael Wiese Productions

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