COMING SOON! The Way We Work: On The Job In Hollywood

Despite increasing corporate mergers and bottom-line thinking, the entertainment business will never function like a bank or an insurance company because it is an industry rooted in imagination. Rules are meant to be broken. The best work is often produced in an environment where plans change by the minute and nothing seems to make sense. To wit, those who choose this profession must alter preconceived notions of work itself, sometimes discovering that fantasy and horror describe both movie genres and life on the job. The phenomenon crosses class lines: From the writers, directors, and producers to the lawyers, agents, studio executives, and crew and right down to the porta-potty suppliers.

The Way We Work: On the Job in Hollywood provides a window into the skill sets and the insanity that make movies and television tick. Essays by award-winning writers, directors, and producers chronicle the process and the obstacles facing those at the top of the creative food chain. Oral histories from executives to “below-the-line” workers describe life in the trenches, which often present as Stud’s Terkel’s Working–on acid.

In the coming weeks, we’ll be profiling our talented contributors, keeping you posted on the pub date (tentatively, July 9), and giving you the scoop on the exciting book events we have planned.

Till next time… Bruce


Foreword Reviews’ 2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award Winner
Gold, Humor (Adult Fiction)
Foreword Reviews’ 2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award Winner
Bronze, General (Adult Fiction)

An honor to be acknowledged by the folks at ForeWord.  As you might imagine, perhaps the greatest challenge for anyone in the creative arts these days is making sure people know about the work.  Readers, moviegoers, music fans, TV binge watchers — we’re all busy, with so many choices as to how to spend our free time.  So it’s gratifying (and helpful regarding sales) when critics and friends respond positively to the material.  In that spirit, I would like to invite anyone who’s read and enjoyed Cascade Falls to WRITE A REVIEW on Amazon or GoodReads or both (you can copy and paste).  Just click the links and you’re good to go!   I (and my publisher) would be most appreciative.  And for those of you who haven’t yet had the chance to take a look?  It’s a fun summer read.

Wishing you a wonderful summer, full of many great books.