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Life, Love, and Business in Hollywood

June 3, 2013
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When her screenplay gets accepted to a local L.A. film festival, twenty-three-year-old Rylie Cates heads to Tinseltown, where she is thrust into the spotlight as her career takes off, in Jessica Lave‘s novel “Quiet on the Set.” As Rylie struggles to live up to her newfound success, she meets the people who will become her friends, her guides to the city and the movie business, and ultimately, her “L.A. family.” Despite her best intentions, however,…

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Don’t Let Hollywood Kill Your Dream

March 28, 2013
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In 1999, T.R. Locke was a successful college administrator and real estate investor in Chicago who had dreams of pursuing his lifelong passion of screenwriting. The following year he wrote a screenplay that nearly won the Chesterfield Film Festival Writer’s Film Project sponsored by Stephen Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment and Paramount Pictures. Within weeks he was flying out to Hollywood for meetings with agents and negotiating deals with producers to buy his screenplay. Fired up by…

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A Professional Tour Guide’s Best Hollywood Stories

July 24, 2012
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Movie lovers love to hear stories – the lore, the history, the gossip. The rumors, the legends … But just when you thought you’d heard everything about Hollywood, here comes a book by a professional Hollywood tour guide who’s been collecting stories for many years, and now brings them together in a blend of biography, history and lore. The book “Hollywood Stories” by Stephen Schochet is a smorgasbord of short tales about the stars, the…

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