On Borrowed Fame: Money, Mysteries, and Corruption in the Entertainment World

On Borrowed Fame: Money, Mysteries, and Corruption in the Entertainment World

Author: Donald Jeffries

Publisher: BearManor Media

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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This meticulously researched book explores the concept of fame in all its fleeting glory and confounding inconsistency. Why do so many entertainers do so much better financially than peers who have comparable resumes? Author Donald Jeffries also examines a subject he is quite familiar with; the myriad of unnatural deaths which have plagued the entertainment industry since the dawn of Hollywood. The deaths of John Lennon, Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Natalie Wood, and many others are scrutinized in exacting detail. Jeffries communicated with many older entertainers during the course of researching the book, and their perspectives are included here. On Borrowed Fame will be of great interest to fans, celebrities, and anyone with even a cursory affinity for the world of show business.

Spirituals and the Birth of a Black Entertainment Industry

Spirituals and the Birth of a Black Entertainment Industry

Author: Sandra Jean Graham

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252050305

Category: Music

Page: 352

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Spirituals performed by jubilee troupes became a sensation in post-Civil War America. First brought to the stage by choral ensembles like the Fisk Jubilee Singers, spirituals anchored a wide range of late nineteenth-century entertainments, including minstrelsy, variety, and plays by both black and white companies. In the first book-length treatment of postbellum spirituals in theatrical entertainments, Sandra Jean Graham mines a trove of resources to chart the spiritual's journey from the private lives of slaves to the concert stage. Graham navigates the conflicting agendas of those who, in adapting spirituals for their own ends, sold conceptions of racial identity to their patrons. In so doing they lay the foundation for a black entertainment industry whose artistic, financial, and cultural practices extended into the twentieth century. A companion website contains jubilee troupe personnel, recordings, and profiles of 85 jubilee groups. Please go to: http://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/graham/spirituals/

Child Labor in the British Victorian Entertainment Industry

Child Labor in the British Victorian Entertainment Industry

Author: Dyan Colclough

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137496034

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 227

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Child labor greatly contributed to the cultural and economic success of the British Victorian theatrical industry. This book highlights the complexities of the battle for child labor laws, the arguments for the needs of the theatre industry, and the weight of opposition that confronted any attempt to control employers.

The Entertainment Industry

The Entertainment Industry

Author: Stuart Moss

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9781845935511

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 399

View: 722

Entertainment studies are an important emerging subject in tourism, and this introductory textbook provides a detailed overview of the entertainment industry discipline in order to prepare students for roles such as promoters, festival managers and technical support workers. Covering key aspects of entertainment by profiling individual sectors, each chapter is written by an expert working in the field and covers the history and background, products and segmentation, contemporary issues, micro and macro business, environmental influences, detailed case studies and future directions of that sector. It will be an essential text for undergraduate students in entertainment management, events management and related tourism subjects.

Taxation of the Entertainment Industry

Taxation of the Entertainment Industry

Author: Schuyler M. Moore

Publisher: CCH

ISBN: 0808019260

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 444

View: 103

Taxation of the Entertainment Industry (Ninth Edition) is an insightful treatise that helps practitioners spot unique issues before they become problems, interpret rules and regulations correctly, make business decisions that lower taxes, and ensure compliance with the law. This valuable reference by expert practitioner and author, Schuyler Moore, provides in-depth treatment of the taxation of film and television industries, including music and sports. It provides insights on proven strategies and techniques for achieving solid bottom-line results for those practitioners with clients within the entertainment industry.

An Introduction to the Entertainment Industry

An Introduction to the Entertainment Industry

Author: Andi Stein

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 1433103400

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 332

View: 359

Whether it's a favorite television show, an artist at the top of the music charts, a best-selling book, or a hometown sports team, we love entertainment. It's big business and in this accessible introduction, Andi Stein and Beth Bingham Evans give readers a glimpse inside the industry, to better understand how each segment operates and the challenges and trends it faces. Each chapter addresses a different segment of the entertainment industry including: - Film - Television - Radio - Theatre - Music - Travel/Tourism - Sports The book is designed as an introductory text for entertainment courses and as an overview of the industry for those looking to pursue careers in the field of entertainment. A list of resources is provided at the end of each chapter.

Celebrity Culture and the Entertainment Industry in Asia

Celebrity Culture and the Entertainment Industry in Asia

Author: Vivienne Leung

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781783208098

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 388

View: 222

Offering a rare insight into the world of celebrity and media in China and beyond, Celebrity Culture and the Entertainment Industry in Asia deconstructs the dynamics of “stardom” and celebrity endorsement in East Asia, and examines its impact on marketing communications and media. Through first-hand interviews with celebrities and entertainment industry practitioners, the book discusses the social, cultural and economic influences of celebrity through topics such as self-identity, celebrity-driven consumer behaviour, gender and race stereotypes, idol worship, etc. Interviews with celebrities such as Kai-Wah Kwok, Bob Lam, Denise Ho, Hilary Tsui and Francis Mak present the reader with insider accounts of celebrity formation, management and marketing in Hong Kong and Mainland China, as well as South Korea and Taiwan. These untold inside stories of celebrity endorsement and advocacy will stimulate both academic and general readers’ interest in rethinking the economic and cultural implications of the phenomenon of stardom.

Get the Job in the Entertainment Industry

Get the Job in the Entertainment Industry

Author: Kristina Tollefson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350103801

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 296

View: 353

Looking for a job in the theatre and entertainment industry can be daunting, especially when you are newly entering the work market. How do you take the skills and experience acquired through study and present them to prospective employers in the arts industry? Where does your search begin and what should you consider as you plan your future career steps? What is expected in a portfolio and what should you expect in an interview? This book provides straightforward strategies and practical exercises to turn anxiety into excitement and help you develop the job search skills and materials that will empower you to go after the job you want, and get it. If you are about to graduate or just ready to make a change, this book will teach you how to plan for your career as a designer, technician, or stage manager, and put your best professional persona forward when applying for jobs. Topics include resumes, cover letters, business cards and portfolios that will get you moved to the top of the pile; what to expect at an interview and how to answer any interview question; the how and why of negotiating for your worth; long term career planning, financial implications and much more. Filled with practical advice, examples of letters, resumes, CVs and portfolios, and with guidance from industry professionals, it will equip you to plan and succeed in your job search and career development in the entertainment industry.