Hello, he lied: and other truths from the Hollywood trenches
"Never go to a meeting without a strategy." "Ride the horse in the direction it's going." These are just two of the gems unearthed from the trenches of Hollywood by Lynda Obst, one of the most successful producers in the movie business today. In "Hello, He Lied, " Obst offers real, practical advice to would-be professionals in any field: "Thou shalt not cry at work, " "thou shalt not appear tough, " "thou shalt return all thy phone calls, " and more. She takes us inside high-pressure meetings with David Geffen, onto the set of "Sleepless in Seattle, " and into the heated negotiations for "The Hot Zone" and reveals what she's learned in more than twenty years in the business: how to swim with the sharks--and not get eaten.
Lynda Obst is the head of Lynda Obst Productions. She has produced some of today's biggest movies, including "The Fisher King, Sleepless in Seattle, One Fine Day, " and "Contact." She lives in Los Angeles and Texas.
"Smart, amusing...knowing report on how real people work together in the hurly-burly world of movie making."
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Review: Hello, He Lied and Other Tales from the Hollywood TrenchesUser Review - Jarrad Bock - Goodreads
Interesting opinions and insight into the hollywood world. The constant changes in structures was a good way to break up the narrative. Read full review
Review: Hello, He Lied and Other Tales from the Hollywood TrenchesUser Review - Ben - Goodreads
While slightly dated, this is an enlightening window into the day-to-day business of working in Hollywood. It makes you think twice about the glamour of the place. Read full review
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