Development Girl: The Hollywood Virgin's Guide to Making It in the Movie Business

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Read bestselling books for a living. Watch films for money. Go to see Broadway plays for work. Socialize at premiere parties for pay. I am a movie "development girl," and, believe it or not, this is my job description. Do you think my career sounds fabulous and fun? Well, you aren't alone--

Countless people dream of a career in the movies. Development Girl: The Hollywood Virgin's Guide to Making It in the Movie Business is industry insider Hadley Davis's indispensable guide to making that dream a reality.

Starting with a crash course on the ins and outs of the movie business (What really goes on in a production company? How does a project evolve from script to finished film?) and moving on to topics ranging from entry-level positions and interview tactics to sex and fashion, Hadley reveals how to become a film executive on the rise.

Funny, honest, and full of juicy behind-the-scenes tales, Development Girl is essential reading for anyone who wants to make it in the movie business.

Includes advice from

Barry Josephson, Producer, Sonnenfeld/Josephson
Ruth Vitale, Co-President, Paramount Classics
Carla Hacken, Senior Vice President, Fox 2000
Jack Lechner, Senior Vice President, Miramax Films
Other industry luminaries

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From the Back Cover:

"The William Goldman Hollywood adage (No one knows anything) should now include a parenthesis: (but Hadley Davis). An accurate and hilarious guided tour of the film industry."
--Robert Cooper, Head of Production and Development, Feature Division, DreamWorks SKG

"Hadley Davis is the ultimate 'D-Girl': She's smart and talented (and she's very cute). Forget about slaving in the William Morris mailroom, just read Development Girl."
--Brett Ratner, Director, Rush Hour

About the Author:

Hadley Davis has worked as a "D-Girl" at Wind Dancer Films (Disney) and LeFrak Productions (New Line). Her first gig in the movies was as an intern and then a script reader at Warner Brothers, where she rejected such classics as Beauty and the Traitor: The Mrs. Benedict Arnold Story (not coming soon to a theater near you). Hadley graduated with a degree in English from the University of Pennsylvania in 1993.

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