How to Succeed in Hollywood (Paperback)
By Ted Baehr
Also available in digital format here.
Ted Baehr is an entertainment industry professional who knows what it takes to make it in Hollywood. Moreover, he is a committed Christian who knows the pressures and opportunities unique to people of faith in this precarious world of show business. "How to Succeed in Hollywood" will show Christians how to use their faith to change the culture of Hollywood and mass media entertainment by using their God-given and God-ordained talents to make significant creative contributions to the entertainment world.
Readers will learn from industry professionals – the brightest and best people of faith in the entertainment industry – how to develop their screenwriting, acting, directing, producing and behind-the-scenes interests to make Hollywood and the world a better place.
“In a sentence, I found this book to be an inspirational, captivating and brilliantly profound treatise on Christian film making. The book also provides great practical advice too. ‘You don't go out looking for a job as a producer.’ You get your toe in the door as a temp, go-fer, production assistant or whatever and then it's just a matter of talent, passion, patience, faith and persistence that will eventually allow you to achieve your goals. There is rarely an easy or "fast track" to success. It requires discipline, commitment and hard work. After reading Mr. Baehr's book … my only regret is that I was deprived of this exceptionally valuable resource as a young man on my way to Hollywood.” – Bruce Braun, Lynchburg, Va.
“If you have ever had the yearning to become a Christian screenwriter or actor or producer or director, then you will take years off wasting your time with this book. Dr. Ted Baehr has written a comprehensive guide. As he writes in the introduction, " It is a critical time for people of faith to communicate through the mass media of the entertainment industry...This book intends to help you to do just what Jesus commanded: herald His good news in movies and television, the marketplace of entertainment.” – W. Terry Whalin, acquisitions editor, Irvine, Calif.
“Ted shares his wealth of knowledge of the 'business' of show business and brings his own wise counsel as well as life experiences from some of the industry's most successful followers of Christ. This is a thorough yet highly readable 'nuts and bolts' for aspiring artists who want to share their gifts and calling through the film industry--and navigate those waters with integrity. A must-read!” – Nancy Stafford Myers, California
“This book also gives an excellent overview of Hollywood, how it operates and how to succeed, as the title promises. … Don't venture into THE BIZ without this book.” – James Jager, Devon, Pa.
“Ted Baehr's Book, ‘How To Succeed In Hollywood (Without Losing Your Soul)’ is a must for every person entering show business. Christians do belong in Hollywood, as long as there is not too much Hollywood in the Christian. Pick it up and buy it today, you will be glad that you did.” – Al Kasha, two-time Academy Award winner
About the Author
Ted Baehr is the founder and publisher of Movieguide® and Chairman of the Christian Film & Television Commission, as well as a noted critic, educator, lecturer and media pundit. He was president of the organization that produced “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe” for CBS-TV, boasting 37 million viewers and winning an Emmy Award. He also has produced hundreds of programs for PBS television.
Baehr has been a featured guest on “Oprah,” “Hannity and Colmes,” CNN, ABC, Fox News, MSNBC and “Entertainment Tonight.” He has spoken at the European Parliament, the House of Lords of the Parliament of the U.K., the Parliament of Norway, the Bombay Communication Institute, Yale University, Dartmouth College, the University of Virginia and UCLA. He has been published in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Time Magazine, USA Today, the L.A. Times, The Washington Post, Hollywood Reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and U.S. News and World Report.
He graduated summa cum laude in comparative literature from Dartmouth College; attended Cambridge University, the University of Bordeaux and Toulouse and the University of Munich; graduated with a Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law; finished his theological studies at the Institute of Theology at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine; and received a Doctor of Humanities from Belhaven College.
Baehr is the son of two successful stage, screen and television performers. He is married and has four children. His books include “The Amazing Grace of Freedom: The Inspiring Faith of William Wilberforce,” written with Susan and Ken Wales, and “How to Succeed in Hollywood (Without Losing Your Soul): A Field Guide for Christian Screenwriters, Actors, Producers, Director, and More.”Product Details
- Paperback: 592 pages
- Publisher: WND Books (April 5, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1936488272
- ISBN-13: 978-1936488278
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