February 28, 2014

Jobs in show business

Showtime: Meet the People Behind the Scenes
by Kevin Sylvester

Behind the scenes of every concert, play, or dance performance are hundreds of people working to ensure that the audience gets their money worth. In Kevin Sylvester's energetic book, readers get to meet some of these people and find out what makes their jobs so important. They are choreographers, vocal coaches, set designers, truckers, instrument makers, costume designers, pyrotechnic experts, songwriters, and event managers. Readers will come away with a renewed appreciation for these indispensable workers.

For middle-grade readers.

Hire Me, Hollywood! Your Behind-the-Scenes Guide to the Most Exciting - and Unexpected - Jobs in Show Business
by Mark Scherzer and Keith Fenimore

Scherzer and Fenimore interview thirty entertainment insiders to get the scoop on what it's like to work in the television and movie industry. These insiders run the gamut from actors to make-up artists to producers, writers, directors, and stage managers. From their stories, readers will gain a realistic glimpse into the high stress world of Hollywood, where early mornings and long hours are the norm. Plus, you'll get a valuable crash course in the power of networking and self-promotion; lessons that can come in handy for jobs outside the entertainment world as well.

For teen and adult readers.

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