Clinging To The Iceberg

Author: Ron Hutchinson
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 1786822210
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Wickedly funny, insightful, often absurd but always true, Clinging to the Iceberg explores the inner workings of the business of writing for hire. It’s written by someone whose career has spanned over forty years on stage and on screen, including thirty lucrative and sometimes uproarious ones in Hollywood. Genuinely laugh-out-loud, it will astound and inspire and along the way reveal the REAL tricks of the dialogue writers’ trade. Hutchinson takes us through his successful career via hilarious anecdotes including a near-death experience on Venice Beach, being paid by Dreamworks to not actually work for them, and struggling to stay sane on location on one of the great movie flops of all time.

Moonlight And Magnolias

Author: Ron Hutchinson
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 1783194685
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‘There’s your first problem. No Civil War movie ever made a dime. Or ever will.’ Hollywood, 1939: semi-independent mogul David O. Selznick has just shut down production on the most eagerly anticipated movie in history – his megabudget version of Margaret Mitchell’s bestselling novel Gone With The Wind – scrapping the original script and sacking the director in the process. Determined to produce a rewrite in five days, he engages the reluctant services of ace script doctor Ben Hecht – possibly the only person in America who has not read the novel – and the movie’s new director Victor Fleming, poached straight from the set of The Wizard of Oz, where he had been squabbling with the Munchkins and coming to blows with Judy Garland. His reputation on the line, Selznick locks himself in his office with his two collaborators, with nothing but a stockpile of peanuts and bananas to sustain them, and a marathon creative session begins...

Drones Baby Drones

Author: Ron Hutchinson
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 178682079X
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Three writers. Two plays. One vital tale of power, sex and infighting at the top of the Washington establishment, and its far-reaching repercussions. This Tuesday by Ron Hutchinson and Christina Lamb It’s 5a.m. A CIA director learns her daughter has been injured in a car crash, a White House security adviser is sleeping with an intern, a Pentagon General is working out in the gym. This Tuesday, in an hour, they have a vital decision to make. The Kid by David Greig Wednesday. A missile hits a wedding in Pakistan. 7,500 miles away, two drone operators begin their celebration. Pushing the button was the start. If only it were the end... Drones, Baby, Drones premiered at Arcola Theatre in November 2016, directed by Nicolas Kent and Mehmet Ergen.

The Last Tycoon

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 1443416797
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Unfinished at the time of his death, The Last Tycoon was F. Scott Fitzgerald’s last novel, compiled and published posthumously. A Hollywood heavyweight, Monroe Stahr embarks on a passionate but ill-fated love affair with the beautiful Kathleen Moore while struggling to hold on to his success and fend off his chief rival, Pat Brady. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Chewing Gum Dreams

Author: Michaela Coel
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 1783195134
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Tracey Gordon, the 67 bus, friendship, sex, UK garage, school, music, teachers, friendship, periods, emergency contraceptive, friendship, raves, tampons, white boys, God, money. Friendship. Aaron, Candice, sex and Connor Jones. Chewing Gum Dreams is a one-woman play that recalls those last days of innocence before adulthood. Written and performed by Michaela Coel, who spent her childhood in Hackney, London, Chewing Gum Dreams won the 2012 Alfred Fagon Award.

City Of Nets

Author: Otto Friedrich
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520209497
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This dazzling story of Hollywood during the decade of its greatest success is a social and cultural history of the movie capital's golden age. Its cast includes actors, writers, musicians and composers, producers and directors, racketeers and labor leaders, journalists and politicians in the turbulent decade from World War II to Korea.

Truth Is A Total Defense

Author: Steven Bochco
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ISBN: 9781534833906
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Insightful, candid, and utterly entertaining, Steven Bochco's memoir TRUTH IS A TOTAL DEFENSE: My Fifty Years in Television is an in-studio view of the inception of the second Golden Age of television, delivered by the man who helped create it. Bochco reveals the mad genius, vision, mayhem, and brilliance behind his groundbreaking, widely popular hits (and near misses). Sparing no one, including himself, he shares insider anecdotes from his triumphs-"Hill Street Blues," "L.A. Law," "Doogie Howser, M.D.," and "NYPD Blue"-and turbulent times in broadcast TV. He started reading and synopsizing scripts, plays, and books for Sam Goldwyn, Jr. Moving through his 10-Emmy Award career (so far), to his hot, homicide detective show "Murder in the First" now on TNT, the prolific and successful TV writer and producer describes generous, tough, and conniving mentors and moguls. He shares the how-tos and better-nots of working with highly talented writers, directors, actors, and remembrances of building remarkable television and a memorable life. His remembrances include: Albert Einstein once wangling an invitation to one of his dad's Sunday musical soirees; being nominated for an Emmy for the first "Columbo" he wrote, directed by some young director on the lot named Steven Spielberg; Bruce Paltrow (father of Gwyneth and Jake) teaching him how to have fun at work; Brandon Tartikoff calling to say, "I'm moving 'L.A. Law' to a better time slot. You're replacing 'Hill Street'"; "NYPD Blue" co-creator David Milch asking for an advance because he'd lost $1 million betting on football games that day; Stephen J. Cannell turning down a cop show pilot at ABC, telling their head of development that "Hill Street Blues" was the best cop show ever made, and he didn't want to compete with it; fighting ABC to hire Neil Patrick Harris for "Doogie Howser, M.D."; and keeping friends and family close during his 70-day in-hospital cancer treatment with witty, heartfelt emails signed-as time went on-Cancer Boy, Remission and Retention Boy, Transplant Boy (Soon to be Transplanted Boy), and (The newly reconstructed) Steven. Writers, as he says, write. He also describes the creative arc of building his shows, including several script excerpts, the finances and finagling of modern television production, and more. Combining discerning and from-the-hip thoughts on the business of television writing and production, tales from the wild side, and personal lessons from his life-threatening and altering battle with a rare form of leukemia, Steven Bochco delivers a revealing, wryly humorous page turner. Praise for TRUTH IS A TOTAL DEFENSE: My Fifty Years in Television "An inside look at television from the man who transformed it. The origins of today's golden age of television dramas can be traced to one man: Steven Bochco. This juicy and fascinating account tells you how he did it. A must read." -David E. Kelley, Emmy Award winner and prolific creator of TV hits "Picket Fences," "Chicago Hope," "The Practice," "Ally McBeal," "Boston Public," and "Boston Legal" "Steven Bochco's Truth Is A Total Defense: My Fifty Years in Television is a great in-the-room chronicle of the modern television industry, told by a man who's created some of the most influential and popular shows of the last forty years. I highly recommend it." -Neil Patrick Harris, Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor "It's raucous, it's witty, and very savvy on the business of television. It's master storyteller Steven Bochco telling the story of his life and his life's work-creating groundbreaking TV shows. Fascinating and funny. Read it." -Danny DeVito, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor, director, and producer

Jane Two

Author: Sean Patrick Flanery
Publisher: Center Street
ISBN: 1455539422
File Size: 68,29 MB
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A coming of age debut novel from The Boondock Saints and Young Indiana Jones actor Sean Patrick Flanery. A young Mickey navigates through the dense Texas humidity of the 70s and out onto the porch every single time his Granddaddy calls him, where he's presented with the heirloom recipe for life, love, and manhood. But all the logic and insight in the world cannot prepare him to operate correctly in the presence of a wonderfully beautiful little girl who moves in just behind his rear fence. How will this magical moment divide Mickey's life into a "before and after" and permanently change his motion and direct it down the unpaved road to which only a lucky few are granted access?

Topless Mum

Author: Ron Hutchinson
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 1783194251
File Size: 68,18 MB
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There's a photo and he says he's on it even though he isn't on it but he says he is and Barry took it and it's summat to do wi' me only it were Barry that took it, only he didn't, is that it?' Ron Hutchinson's powerful new satire on the media's manipulation of the images of war. When a soldier returns home after serving in Afghanistan he tempts a newspaper editor with personal photos that seem to expose outrageous acts of brutality. But when their authenticity is questioned, how far can the story be spun to stop the real truth leaking out...

Head Case

Author: Ron Hutchinson
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 1783194731
File Size: 63,11 MB
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Somebody hit Tracy on the head with a brick. And something just as bad has happened to Julia. But how can you hang on to your identity when you don't know who you are anymore? Head/Case is a powerful drama about identity and a mind damaged almost beyond repair.How do you define yourself when you literally don't know who you are anymore? How do you begin to heal when you cannot fix your sense of self? And how much does nationality, culture and memory shape who you actually are? Produced at the Soho Theatre in January 2005.