SOURCE: Focal Press

May 31, 2005 15:41 ET

There's No Business Like Show Business... As Long as You Know How to Play the Game!

BURLINGTON, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 31, 2005 -- Focal Press, a division of Elsevier, is proud to announce the recent publication of the long-awaited title about true Hollywood show biz savvy, "Hollywood Drive: What it Takes to Break in, Hang in & Make it in the Entertainment Industry."

Film schools teach craft, but few prepare their students for the "reel" world. Based on her popular USC class and the experience of having worked on films and TV shows for over twenty years, Hollywood insider and author Eve Honthaner has written the essential guide to starting and making it in the Entertainment industry.

"Hollywood Drive" will enlighten its readers as to what it truly takes to deal with the extreme competition, politics, big egos and bad tempers that permeate the industry. It exposes the true magic of networking, prepares its readers for what to expect when they land their first job and offers valuable information on career options, being able to effectively pitch one's self (or project), meeting the right people and surviving the tough times. It goes beyond what it takes to get a proverbial foot in the door by offering the tools, attitude, philosophy and road map needed to give all those willing to jump in with both feet, a good fighting chance at success and the edge they need to stand out among others.

What a couple of top industry professionals are saying...

"Finally, an honest glimpse into how to really get in and get started in
Hollywood.  Eve combines personal experience with professional knowledge,
and it makes for a great read."
Chris Moore, Producer
("Good Will Hunting," "American Pie," "Project Greenlight")

"Whether you're attending film school, already have a foot in the door, or
are just thinking of getting into the biz -- 'Hollywood Drive' is essential
for anyone serious about a career in the entertainment industry.  Eve has
combined academic basics, practical advice and 'reel' world experience into
an invaluable resource guide that will surely help you achieve your
Steve Molen, Production Executive
DreamWorks, SKG
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