What you actually need to know to succeed in the film industry.
In the cut-throat world of the film industry, you need every advantage you can get to rise above the competition and make a name for yourself. This essential guide combines a practical, no-nonsense approach with a lifetime of insider knowledge, giving you the competitive edge to jump-start your career.
Packed with hard-working tips and advice, this book shows you how to get the best out of your film-school education, how to navigate some of the most frustrating moments in an artist's life, and how to keep the inspiration going as you battle your way through the filmmaking world.
Miguel Parga has been in the industry for 25 years. As a news producer for ABC, he won an Emmy, a DuPont Award, and a Peabody Award. He's created advertisements for Pepsi, Canon, Fisher Price, Bud Light, and Verizon. As a writer in Los Angeles, he's worked on over 20 feature-length scripts. And since 2007, he's been teaching acting, directing, writing, and editing at the New York Film Academy.