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  • Recommended: Sleepless In Hollywood — Tales From the New Abnormal

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    A few years ago, when I was compiling a Your Industry Insider Holiday Gift Guide for aspiring and new entertainment industry members, I included a book by a savvy insider, film producer Lynda Obst (SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE, CONTACT, HOW TO LOSE A GUY IN TEN DAYS), called “Hello, He Lied – and Other Tales From the […]

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  • Recommended: Top of the Rock

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    Top of the Rock: Inside the Rise and Fall of Must See TV by Warren Littlefield with T.R. Pearson is the closest thing you’re your gonna get to an entertainment industry summer beach read. It’s the history of Must See TV, NBC’s dominance of the Thursday night network TV landscape during the period from 1993 to 1998. […]

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  • On the Cutting Edge With Anne Toole

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    People often wonder how Your Industry Insider stays up on current technologies and developments within cutting edge fields such as gaming and transmedia. I’ll tell you right now: It’s by knowing people like sci fi/fantasy prose, TV, transmedia and game writer/game designer, Anne Toole. When she pauses for a second in her busy schedule (which includes […]

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  • Recommended: Beyond Screenwriting

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    Most books about screenwriting are written by academics and others who know how to analyze story and convey the basics of script construction, but who have never had a pitch or script optioned, never dealt with studio notes, never been in a writer’s room … in short, who have never gotten paid to write movies […]

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  • Recommended: Tell to Win

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      Peter Guber is a legendary figure in the industry. An entertainment executive, film producer, entrepreneur, sports team owner, television host, and sometimes college professor, he began with some early success at Columbia Pictures and kept on racking up the accomplishments throughout a career that has spanned over 40 years and counting. His new book, […]

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  • Recommended: Bossypants by Tina Fey

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      Whether or not you became a fan of Tina Fey when she was a co-host of Weekend Update on “Saturday Night Live” or as the creator/showrunner and star of the Emmy winning NBC series “30 Rock,” you must recognize that she has broken a lot of ground as a woman in comedy, an especially […]

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  • Spotlight: Brains of Minerva

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    As you know, here at YII, we LOVE getting the inside story on successful professionals in the biz, as well as finding out about great resources we can all use. In this case, we’re getting both! Sarah Sido and Claire Winters are dedicated working L.A.-based actors who have taken their own “lessons from the trenches” and the expertise […]

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  • 2010 Industry Insider Holiday Gift Guide

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    Forget the malls and the madness of holiday shopping. This year, let Your Industry Insider make it easy on you by providing you with suggestions for every entertainment industry enthusiast on your shopping list. The budding director, the junior agent, the high school drama club president… There’s something here for everyone! The below book and […]

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  • Recommended: Media-Match.com

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    Media-Match.com is a site which helps entertainment professionals and those looking to hire them find each other. Job-seekers (both freelance and permanent) can create profiles and can also search the jobs posted to the site, which come directly from the companies doing the search or from other job sites across the internet. Companies can post jobs […]

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  • Recommended Resource for Aspiring TV Writers

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    There are many books on the market about the TV writing business. Unfortunately, most tend to fall into one of two somewhat-unsuccsesful camps. Those that are written by academics tend to cover the basics well, but have too much of an outsider POV to give true insight into the actual workings of the biz and the path to success. Those written by […]

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