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"I'm dazzled by the surreality of [Hollywood] –
it's lack of subtlety, its boldness and venality."
— producer Lynda Obst

"Avarice, corruption, jealousy, envy and general moral bankruptcy
... are the hallmarks of the Hollywood entertainment industry."
— producer/writer Steven Bochco

"There are six stages that go into the process of filmmaking: inspiration, entanglement, panic,
search for the guilty ones, punishment of the innocents, and rewards for the non-participants."
— director Jeremy Paul Kagan

"Hollywood is a jungle where everybody is either predator or prey."
— Wm. Bradford Huie [1910-86]

"The trouble with the motion-picture art was (and is) that it is too much an industry;
and the trouble with the motion picture industry is that it is too much an art.
It is out of this basic contradiction that most of the ills of the form arise."
— Garson Kanin [1912-99]



Industry  Directories

Hollywood Screenwriting Directory book by Jesse Douma  "Hollywood Screenwriting Directory: A Specialized Resource For Discovering Where & How To Sell Your Screenplay" [2012]
by Jesse Douma

Kindle Edition from F+W Media [9/2012] for $27.47
F+W Media Fall 2012 edition 9¼x7 pb [9/2012] for $32.97
2012 Guide to Literary Agents book edited by Chuck Sambuchino  "2012 Guide To Literary Agents" [2011]
Edited by Chuck Sambuchino

Writers Digest Books 21st Edition for 2012 for Kindle [9/2011] for $9.12
Writers Digest Books 21st Edition for 2012 9x7 pb [9/2011] for $19.79
Guide to Literary Agents book by Chuck Sambuchino  "Guide To Literary Agents" by Chuck Sambuchino
Writers Digest Books 18th Edition for 2009 for Kindle [4/2009] for $8.99
Writers Digest Books 2010 edition 9x7 pb [9/2009] out of print/many used
Writers Digest Books 2009 edition 9x7 pb [7/2008] out of print/many used
Jeff Herman's Guide To Book Publishers, Editors & Literary Agents book  "Jeff Herman's Guide To Book Publishers, Editors & Literary Agents: Who They Are! What They Want! How to Win Them Over!"
by Jeff Herman

Sourcebooks 20th edition for 2010 pb [10/2009] for $22.99
Three Dog Press 19th edition for 2009 9x7¼ pb [9/2008] out of print/used
Writers Guide To Hollywood Producers  "Writers Guide To Hollywood Producers"
Fade In Books 12th edition for 2011 spiral-bound [1/2011] out of print/used
Fade In Annual Agency Guide  "Fade In Annual Agency Guide"
Fade In Books 12th edition for 2011 10¾x8½ spiral-bound [8/2010] out of print/used

It was probably inevitable, but the Hollywood Creative Directory outfit is halting paper versions of their products at the end of 2011; subscriptions for the new year will be online only. The last paper editions will be coded here, and then updated over time as they eventually go out of print. (The old editions on paper will be useful for some time, depending on the urgency of the owner's needs for names & addresses, etc.) And there are still the several agents & producers directories paper editions from other publishers, as coded above. The future, of course, is with apps for handheld devices and-or content on Kindle & Nook.

Hollywood Creative Directory  "Hollywood Creative Directory"
H.C.D. 73rd edition 11x8¾ pb [9/2011]
for $69.95 from The Writers Store
Hollywood Representation Directory  "Hollywood Representation Directory"
H.C.D. 40th edition hardcover [DUE 2012]
for $79.95 from The Writers Store
Hollywood Distributors Directory  "Hollywood Distribution Directory"
H.C.D. 20th edition [9/2010] was the last printed edition
Hollywood Film Writers Directory  "Hollywood Film Writers Directory"
H.C.D./Lone Eagle 11th edition was in 2003
Hollywood Music Industry Directory  "Hollywood Music Industry Directory"
H.C.D. 5th edition was in 2008

other choices on Magic Lantern's Film Music Page



Books  About  The  Movie  Industry

The Studio book by John Gregory Dunne  "The Studio" [1969] by John Gregory Dunne
Non-fiction account of the year that Dunne spent with total access inside Twentieth Century Fox Studios in Hollywood, covering the development of hits & flops, including "The Boston Strangler", "Dr. Doolittle", "Hello Dolly", "Planet of The Apes" and "Star". Reviewed as "Thirty years later, [it] may still be our most minutely observed and therefore most uproariously funny portrait of the motion picture business."
Vintage 8x5¼ pb [4/98] for $11.20
Limelight Editions 8¼x5½ pb [4/85] out of print/used
FS&G Book Club 8¼x5¾ hardcover [1969] out of print/used
FS&G 8¼x5½ hardcover [1969] out of print/used
Pound of Flesh book by Art Linson  
"A Pound of Flesh: Perilous Tales of How To Produce Movies In Hollywood" [1993] by Art Linson
Grove Press 8¼x5½ pb [2/93] for $10.80
Grove Press 8½x5¾ hardcover [10/93] out of print/used
Hello, He Lied   "Hello, He Lied: And Other Truths From The Hollywood Trenches"
[1996] by Lynda Obst

Broadway Books 8¼x5¾ pb [10/97] for $13.91
Little, Brown 9½x6.4 hardcover [9/96] out of print/used
TimeWarner audio tape read by author [1/97] out of prodn/used
A.M.C. tv documentary [Jan 2002]
video/DVD not available; full credits from IMDb

Monster, Big Screen book by John Gregory Dunne  "Monster: Living Off The Big Screen" [1997] by John Gregory Dunne
Non-fiction account of the eight years it took to make the feature film "Up Close & Personal" [1996] at Touchstone Pictures
Vintage 8x5 pb [3/98] for $11.07
Random House 8¼x5¾ hardcover [2/97] out of print/hundreds used
book entry at Wikipedia
Comrades   "Tender Comrades: A Backstory of The Hollywood Blacklist" [1999]
by Patrick McGilligan & Paul Buhle

Griffin Trade 8¾x5¾ pb [2/99] for $15.96

Magic Lantern's Hollywood Blacklist Pages

Gun in Your Pocket?   "Is That A Gun In Your Pocket?: Women's Experience of Power In Hollywood" [2000] by Rachel Abramowitz
Random House 8x5¼ pb [4/2002] for $11.17
Random House 9½x6½ hardcover [5/2000] for $18.87
Class Struggle In Hollywood  "Class Struggle In Hollywood, 1930-1950: Moguls, Mobsters, Stars, Reds & Trade Unionists" [2001] by Gerald Horne
Univ of Texas Press 9x6 pb [2/2001] for $18.36
Bad & Beautiful   "The Bad and The Beautiful: Hollywood In The Fifties" [2002]
by Sam Kashner & Jennifer MacNair

W.W.Norton 9½x6½ hardcover [6/2002] for $18.87
Women Who Run the Show  "Women Who Run the Show: How A Brilliant & Creative New Generation of Women Stormed Hollywood, 1973-2000" [2002]
by Mollie Gregory

St. Martin 9½x6½ hardcover [8/2002] for $18.87
Mailroom  "The Mailroom: Hollywood History From The Bottom Up" [2003]
by David Rensin

Ballantine pb [2/2004] for $10.47
Ballantine 9.4x6½ hardcover [2/2003] for $17.47
New Millennium UNABR audio [2/2003] for $27.97
New Millennium UNABR audio CD [3/2003] for $41.97
So You Want To Be A Producer?  "So You Want To Be A Producer?: Finding Your Story, Obtaining The Rights, Developing The Script, Hiring Your Cast & Crew, and Distrib-uting Your Movie" [2005] by Lawrence Turman
Three Rivers Press 8x5¼ pb [9/2005] for $11.62
Boffo! by Peter Bart  "Boffo!: How I Learned To Love The Blockbuster & Fear The Bomb" [2006]
by Peter Bart

Miramax Books 9x6 pb [6/2007] for $13.73
Miramax Books 9½x6¾ hardcover [6/2006] for $26.95
"Boffo!: Tinseltown's Bombs & Blockbusters" documentary [H.B.O. June 2006]
H.B.O. Home Video widescreen color DVD [11/2006] for $9.99
full credits at IMDb • H.B.O. film site
Bambi vs. Godzilla / The Movie Business book by David Mamet  "Bambi vs. Godzilla: On The Nature, Purpose & Practice of The Movie Business"
[2007] by David Mamet

Vintage 8x5¼ pb [2/2008] for $10.20
S&S 8¼x5¼ pb [2/2008] out of print/used
Pantheon 8½x5¾ hardcover [2/2007] for $17.16
David Mamet credits at IMDb
Basic Business, Legal & Financial Aspects of the Film Industry book by Schuyler M. Moore  "The Biz: The Basic Business, Legal and Financial Aspects of The Film Industry"
[orig 2000, rev 2007] by Schuyler M. Moore

Silman-James Press 3rd edition 9x5¾ pb [6/2007] for $17.79
This Business of Film book by Paula Landry & Stephen Greenwald  "This Business of Film: A Practical Guide To Achieving Success In The Film Industry" [2009] by Paula Landry & Stephen R. Greenwald
Lone Eagle 9x6¼ hardcover [2/2009] for $18.45
official book site
Sleepless in Hollywood book by Lynda Obst   "Sleepless In Hollywood: Tales From The New Abnormal In The  
Movie Business" [2013] by Lynda Obst

Kindle Edition from Simon & Schuster Digital Sales [6/2013] for $11.04
Simon & Schuster 8½x5¾ hardcover [6/2013] for $19.10



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Industry  Humor

Why didn't the Assistant Director have any fun at the wh*rehouse?
Couldn't get him past the red light.

Hear about the Polish actress?
She went to Hollywood and slept with a writer.

Why don't producers like to read scripts?
Makes their lips tired.

Why does the Teamsters logo have a horse on it?
The horse is the only other animal that sleeps on its feet.

How do you know an agent is lying?
His lips are moving.

Why aren't there any obituaries in 'the trades' for grips?
{growl} Grips eat their dead!

How many producers does it take to screw in a light bulb?
Producers don't screw in a light bulb, they screw in a hot tub.




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Studios  &  Locations

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Sony-Columbia-TriStar • Universal • Viacom-Paramount • Warner Bros.

main page • mini-major studios • historic studios • foreign studios


Film  &  TV  Studio  Facilities

Arizona
Gammons Gulch Old West Movie Set & Museum in SE Arizona
Old Tucson Studios [est. 1939] near Tucson, Arizona
Old Tucson Studios Mescal Ranch facility near Benson, Arizona

California
Big Sky Movie Ranch, 4927 Bennett Road in Simi Valley, CA: official website • Wikipedia
The Culver Studios [est. 1918] in Culver City, California
Pioneertown movie ranch [est. 1946] in California
Santa Clarita [CA] Studios

Santa Ventura Studios [est. 1997]          Occidental Studios companies, in East Hollywood, CA {requires Flash}

Canada
Toronto [Canada] Film Studios
Mel's la Citι du Cinιma in Montrιal, Quebec, Canada
North Shore Studios/Mammoth Studios {formerly LionsGate Studios} in Vancouver, BC, Canada

E.U.E./Screen Gems Studios - Atlanta, Georgia
Tyler Perry Studios [est. 10/2008] in Atlanta, GA
Plymouth Rock Studios [to open in 2010] near historic Plymouth, MA
controversial Hangar 42 Studios [opened? 2/2010, website parked] west of Grand Rapids, Michigan

New Mexico
Magic Lantern's New Mexico Film Industry Pages
New Mexico Film Office {of the Economic Development Dept.}
LionsGate Movie Studio in Rio Rancho, New Mexico { deal expired 11/2008 }

the Albuquerque [NM] Studios facility [opened June 2007] at Mesa del Sol area of SE Albuquerque, New Mexico         Rio Grande Studios [2004-2011] in NE Albuquerque, New Mexico          Santa Fe Film & Media Studios on NM Highway 14 southeast of Santa Fe, New Mexico [opened 10/2011] - 'full site launching soon'

E.U.E./Screen Gems Studios - New York City
Metropolis Studios [est. 1982] digital television facility in New York City
E.U.E./Screen Gems Studios - Wilmington, North Carolina

Texas
Alamo Village outdoor movie set near Brackettville, Texas
Spiderwood Studios [est. 2003], east of Austin, Texas          Studios at Las Colinas [est. 1980s] north of Irving, Texas

Frontier Movie Town in Kanab, Utah

Magic Lantern's Studios Pages / Foreign Facilities Section

Movie  Locations  Information
Here also, the information just kept growing, so a separate page was cut in February 2012
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