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Moving to Los Angeles “Simple Is as Simple Does”

Jon S. Robbins

Jon S. Robbins teaches Arts Management at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA. He began his professional career as a working actor in Los Angeles in 1978, appearing in many professional plays, commercials and films including Americathon and The Girl Who Saved the World. He has been working in education since 1986. He continues to work as a professional actor in Hollywood and the Seattle areas. Jon also maintains a blog, http://www.thesurvivalguide.net/ that provides current business information for artists of all stripes. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Actor’s Survival Guide : How To Make Your Way in Hollywood

Continuum, 2008

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...I learned this, at least, by my experiment; that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.From the official Web...

Don’t Try for Me, Argentina

John Boorman

John Boorman was born in London in 1933. After working as a film reviewer for magazines and radio, he joined the BBC in 1955 as an assistant editor, and later directed a number of documentaries. His first feature was ‘Catch Us If You Can’ in 1965. His latest film, Country of My Skull, opens in 2003. He is a five-time Academy Award-nominee, and was twice awarded Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival for Leo the Last (1970) and The General (1998). He is the author of Money Into Light: The Emerald Forest - A Diary, as well as the being the co-founder and editor of Faber and Faber's long-running series Projections: Film-makers on Film-making. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Walter Donohue

Walter Donohue

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The Director’s Cut : The Best of Projections

Faber and Faber Limited, 2006

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...Edited and introduced by Tony Raynes Photographs by Christopher Doyle Wong Kar-Wai entered the Hong Kong film industry as a scriptwriter, but stopped pre-scripting his own films when he embarked on the second, Days of Being Wild. Since...

Clint Eastwood on Directed By . . .

John Boorman

John Boorman was born in London in 1933. After working as a film reviewer for magazines and radio, he joined the BBC in 1955 as an assistant editor, and later directed a number of documentaries. His first feature was ‘Catch Us If You Can’ in 1965. His latest film, Country of My Skull, opens in 2003. He is a five-time Academy Award-nominee, and was twice awarded Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival for Leo the Last (1970) and The General (1998). He is the author of Money Into Light: The Emerald Forest - A Diary, as well as the being the co-founder and editor of Faber and Faber's long-running series Projections: Film-makers on Film-making. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Walter Donohue

Walter Donohue

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The Director’s Cut : The Best of Projections

Faber and Faber Limited, 2006

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...You want me to talk about the directors I’ve worked with? Let’s start with those I didn’t get the chance to be directed by. Howard Hawks, for example, the first director I ever met! It was a brief meeting. I was helping him round up his...

Missing Sandy Dennis

The Director’s Cut : The Best of Projections

Faber and Faber Limited, 2006

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...There are always moments, sometimes entire scenes and characters, that are cut out of a movie. For anyone who takes an active interest in the story they are helping to tell, whatever their capacity in a production, there is bound...

Jodie Foster talks to Mike Figgis

John Boorman

John Boorman was born in London in 1933. After working as a film reviewer for magazines and radio, he joined the BBC in 1955 as an assistant editor, and later directed a number of documentaries. His first feature was ‘Catch Us If You Can’ in 1965. His latest film, Country of My Skull, opens in 2003. He is a five-time Academy Award-nominee, and was twice awarded Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival for Leo the Last (1970) and The General (1998). He is the author of Money Into Light: The Emerald Forest - A Diary, as well as the being the co-founder and editor of Faber and Faber's long-running series Projections: Film-makers on Film-making. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Walter Donohue

Walter Donohue

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The Director’s Cut : The Best of Projections

Faber and Faber Limited, 2006

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...New York, New York: De Niro and Liza Minnelli.How would you describe what you do?God, I never know how to describe it. I don’t think I do a different job as a director than I do as an actress, or as a producer. For me it’s all about...

Jeanette Helen

John Boorman

John Boorman was born in London in 1933. After working as a film reviewer for magazines and radio, he joined the BBC in 1955 as an assistant editor, and later directed a number of documentaries. His first feature was ‘Catch Us If You Can’ in 1965. His latest film, Country of My Skull, opens in 2003. He is a five-time Academy Award-nominee, and was twice awarded Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival for Leo the Last (1970) and The General (1998). He is the author of Money Into Light: The Emerald Forest - A Diary, as well as the being the co-founder and editor of Faber and Faber's long-running series Projections: Film-makers on Film-making. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Walter Donohue

Walter Donohue

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The Director’s Cut : The Best of Projections

Faber and Faber Limited, 2006

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...Hello, Jeannette Helen.Jeannette Helen Morrison, yes.How long have I called you Jeannette Helen?Since you were old enough to know what my real name was.Why do you think I call you Jeannette Helen?I don’t know. Instead of calling me Mom...

Making Tarnation

John Boorman

John Boorman was born in London in 1933. After working as a film reviewer for magazines and radio, he joined the BBC in 1955 as an assistant editor, and later directed a number of documentaries. His first feature was ‘Catch Us If You Can’ in 1965. His latest film, Country of My Skull, opens in 2003. He is a five-time Academy Award-nominee, and was twice awarded Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival for Leo the Last (1970) and The General (1998). He is the author of Money Into Light: The Emerald Forest - A Diary, as well as the being the co-founder and editor of Faber and Faber's long-running series Projections: Film-makers on Film-making. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Walter Donohue

Walter Donohue

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The Director’s Cut : The Best of Projections

Faber and Faber Limited, 2006

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...The feature debut of Jonathan Caouette, Tarnation is a raw, extremely personal and sensual display of self-destruction and rebirth that announces the arrival of an exceptional new cinematic visionary. Interweaving a psychedelic whirlwind...

The Unions

Jon S. Robbins

Jon S. Robbins teaches Arts Management at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA. He began his professional career as a working actor in Los Angeles in 1978, appearing in many professional plays, commercials and films including Americathon and The Girl Who Saved the World. He has been working in education since 1986. He continues to work as a professional actor in Hollywood and the Seattle areas. Jon also maintains a blog, http://www.thesurvivalguide.net/ that provides current business information for artists of all stripes. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Actor’s Survival Guide : How To Make Your Way in Hollywood

Continuum, 2008

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...You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man’s freedom. You can only be free if I am free.http://www.actorsequity.org/home.aspThe Western RegionNational HeadquartersMuseum Square165 West 46th Street5757...

Talent Agents and Personal Managers

Jon S. Robbins

Jon S. Robbins teaches Arts Management at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA. He began his professional career as a working actor in Los Angeles in 1978, appearing in many professional plays, commercials and films including Americathon and The Girl Who Saved the World. He has been working in education since 1986. He continues to work as a professional actor in Hollywood and the Seattle areas. Jon also maintains a blog, http://www.thesurvivalguide.net/ that provides current business information for artists of all stripes. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Actor’s Survival Guide : How To Make Your Way in Hollywood

Continuum, 2008

Book chapter

...I’m not selling Cadillacs. I’m selling human beings. I’m selling artist’s souls. I’m looking for brilliant actors that I think can break, who either have hopes of breaking or who come very close to breaking. An actor must respect my...

Surviving in Los Angeles

Jon S. Robbins

Jon S. Robbins teaches Arts Management at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA. He began his professional career as a working actor in Los Angeles in 1978, appearing in many professional plays, commercials and films including Americathon and The Girl Who Saved the World. He has been working in education since 1986. He continues to work as a professional actor in Hollywood and the Seattle areas. Jon also maintains a blog, http://www.thesurvivalguide.net/ that provides current business information for artists of all stripes. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Actor’s Survival Guide : How To Make Your Way in Hollywood

Continuum, 2008

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...It is almost as if you were frantically constructing another world while the world that you live in dissolves beneath your feet, and that your survival depends on completing this construction at least one second before the old habitation...