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    The Radio Producer's Handbook
    By Rick Kaempfer, By John Swanson
    (Allworth Press)
    Two award-winning major market producers present the definitive how-to guide for producing a radio show, explaining every duty a radio producer is expected to perform. With refreshing honesty and the humorous flair of professional radio comedy writers, the authors reveal how to get one's professional... [READ MORE]
    They'll Never Put That on the Air
    The New Age of TV Comedy
    By Allan Neuwirth
    (Allworth Press)
    In the 1950s, Lucille Ball couldn't even say the word “pregnant” on TV. But by the 1990s, Carrie Bradshaw and her posse could say everything there is to say about sex—and demonstrate most of it. How have broadcast standards changed from the dawn of television till today? Through interviews with the creators... [READ MORE]
    Get the Picture?
    The Movie Lover's Guide to Watching Films, Second Edition
    By Jim Piper
    (Allworth Press)
    Classic favorites, current pop films, hidden gems--they’re all part of this new edition of the popular guide to watching and enjoying movies. Newly expanded and updated to include independent films, documentaries, and special effects, Get the Picture? clearly explains techniques used to tell stories... [READ MORE]
    Jumpstart Your Awesome Film Production Company
    By Sara Caldwell
    (Allworth Press)
    Firsthand knowledge and advice on every aspect of forming a film production company can be found in this one source. Film production company owners, entertainment attorneys, accountants, and distributors answer the most commonly asked questions on forming and running a successful film production company.... [READ MORE]
    Letters from Backstage
    The Adventures of a Touring Stage Actor
    By Michael Kostroff, By Jason Alexander
    (Allworth Press)
    Ever wonder what it’s like to be a real working actor? Wonder no more! Michael Kostroff is here to reveal, in hilarious detail, just what it’s like to travel with the road companies of The Producers and Les Miserables. His firsthand account of the exciting, funny, and sometimes bizarre highlights of... [READ MORE]
    Long-Form Improv
    The Complete Guide to Creating Characters, Sustaining Scenes, and Performing Extraordinary Harolds
    By Ben Hauck
    (Allworth Press)
    Long-Form Improv deftly teaches the wildly popular form of improvisation that is so foundational to the comedy stylings of many of today’s top actors and thriving comedians. Crammed with innovative ideas for conceptualizing improvised scenework and “finding the game of the scene,” this crisply written... [READ MORE]
    The Cinema of Cruelty
    From Buñuel to Hitchcock
    By André Bazin, Edited by François Truffaut
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Perhaps the single most important voice of cinema in the twentieth century, André Bazin profoundly influenced the development of the scholarship that we know now as film criticism. Bazin has acutely analyzed the cinematic values of our time, extending to his international audiences “the impact of art... [READ MORE]
    The Little Red Book of Musician's Wisdom
    By Sheila E. Anderson
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Celebrating both the famous and the obscure from every genre of music—including classical, rock, Latin, country, blues, and hip-hop, The Little Red Book of Musician’s Wisdom offers a touching anecdote or pithy line for every musical occasion. Musicians, critics, DJs, and industry onlookers provide illuminating... [READ MORE]
    Independent Film Producing
    How to Produce a Low-Budget Feature Film
    By Paul Battista
    (Allworth Press)
    The number of independent films produced each year has almost doubled in the past decade, yet only a fraction will succeed. If, like many filmmakers, you have no industry connections, little to no experience, and a low or ultra-low budget, this outsider’s guide will teach you what you need to know to... [READ MORE]
    Clues to Acting Shakespeare
    By Wesley Van Tassel
    (Allworth Press)
    "A workhorse of a workbook!"—Library Journal. American actors, fear Shakespeare no more! Through a series of inspiring, easy-to-follow exercises, an acclaimed director and drama coach shows both students and experienced actors how to break down the verse, support the words, understand the images, and... [READ MORE]
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