“Glamour is hard work. Tax credits don’t go into the
producer’s pocket. Everyone in movies isn’t rich.”
Hollywood industry insider Linda Thurman gained her expertise in the movie industry from the ground up. She performed in theatre productions across the country before finding her niche behind the scenes. From the chairman’s office of a Hollywood studio to the corridors of the Louisiana legislature, Thurman reveals the mystifying inner workings of the movie industry.
Her experiences in Los Angeles combined with her role in Louisiana as the business development president for Emerald Bayou Studios gave her an insider’s knowledge of the turmoil during the early years of Hollywood South. Her front row seat to key discussions sheds light on the intriguing relationship between politics and the entertainment industry, in both Hollywood and Louisiana. More than many others, she is intimately acquainted with the conspiracy to manipulate and control the Louisiana film industry that resulted in prison terms for film czar Mark Smith and Malcolm Petal. Part memoir and part exposé, Thurman’s experiences are riveting and disturbing—everything one expects from a good Hollywood tale!
About the Author
A leading authority on Hollywood South and the impact of technology on the entertainment industry, Linda Thurman was a founding member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (Emmys) Interactive Media Peer Group and was awarded a Lifetime Membership to the Los Angeles Songwriters Showcase in 1989. She has been a featured speaker for the Hollywood Film Festival, Fuji Television, National Association of Broadcasters, Black Screenwriters Association, MIT Club of Southern California, eTV World, Mac World, and Internet Content West. Her articles have appeared in the NATPE News, the Los Angeles Voter, and Woman Spirit magazine, and she has been quoted in the Los Angeles (CA) Times and New Media publications.
By Linda Thurman
PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / General
PERFORMING ARTS / Business Aspects
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Media & Communications Industries
320 pp. 6 x 9
38 photos 20 illus./graphs
Appendix. Notes. Glossary. Biblio. Index.