Thursday, August 09, 2007

My Hollywood Bookstore Grand Opening

Before relocating to California, I read a lot of books about the industry. And despite everything I read about working in Hollywood, I packed Corolla and came anyway. Maybe one of these days, I'll write my small town girl in the big city story, sell it to Hollywood, then watch Kerry Washington play me trying to explain to a potential boss why Black people did like cats as pets--an explanation which had absolutely nothing to do with the position. But until then I'm content to read others' Hollywood tales of working in this sometimes quirky industry.

My Hollywood Bookstore located, not on the famous Sunset Strip, but right here in blogsphere is my new source for books about Hollywood. On the right, there's a widget under Shop for Books and DVD's. Click it and viola! You've entered my online bookstore. Now click on Great Hollywood Reads. Everything you wanted to know about the industry becomes available. Even the books the professionals use like the Hollywood Creative Directory and Contracts for the Film and Television Industry are there. Truly folks, one of the most powerful tools in the world is information. And no matter the subject, somebody's written a book about it. Your favorite oak tree hasn't died in vain!

And if you're thinking, "she just wants people to buy something." You're absolutely right. I do. Digital camcorders and Intel Macs, my tools of choice for generating content for this blog, are expensive. Yes, I've done alright thanks to Tyrone and his digital cousins, but with an upgrade in equipment and software I could make this blog leap off your screens--be the website I envision it to be. So shop for books, DVD's, and other offerings on Amazon through my site. Otherwise, I might have to resort to selling books and incense on the corner of Slauson and Crenshaw in 90 degree heat next to Mr. Bean Pie and Fake Designer Purses, and oh, Mr. Bunches of Oranges. Now y'all wouldn't want a sister to go out like that would you?

1 comment:

T Renee said...

Thank you for this resource. There are some interesting book choices if you should want to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. My little cousin is trying to do just that on he graduates from high school. As a college grad, I am trying to talk him into going to college or at least some sort of higher education. Thank you for the blog and the resouced. I am going to get him to start reading it on a regular basis as I do.