Read a Good Book Lately?

Read a good book about your craft? Or just a good book in general? Share it here.

Kaye Bewley
Rude - by Katie Hopkins

There are a good number of people on the planet that simply do not like this woman, her views or her choice of words, indeed, what she promotes overall. But, no one can deny that she is in your face and says what she feels without fear of reprisal. Sometimes, I agree, her words can be dangerous and...

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Debbie Croysdale

I think I will read this out of curiosity. I don’t know why a lot of people hate her, hate is a powerful emotion hardly worthy, she says what she thinks....so what?

Kaye Bewley

Hi Debbie, thanks for commenting. I've never hated anyone but, I do confess to disliking Ms Hopkins before I read this book. I believed her to be some pompous stuck up human being who looked down on t...

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Debbie Croysdale

“Cleaning lady in Pub”? Kate is definitely a dark horse. I think that although a lot of people admit they dislike her, its probably a scenario of “Love To Hate”, rather than total non respect. If a ma...

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Debbie Croysdale
Fun read when got writing lag

YEAH THIS DAFT......But after fourteen hours solid graft, it you love cats, its a bit of light respite. And its NEW YORK BEST SELLER!

Jeff Glovsky
Goodreads, Anyone?

Recently finished Snow by Orhan Pamuk... a rich read, deeply recommended.

What's your most recent Goodread(s) update? Feel free to connect there - https://www.goodreads.com/jeffglovsky -

or here.

Jeff Glovsky
Jeff Glovsky
"Above all, don't lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for…
Crina-Ludmila Cristea

Currently reading CHOKE by Chuck Palahniuk. Great read, really dark and intelligent writing.

Vasco Phillip de Sousa
Quentin Taranatino, the Man and His Movies

Yes, this is an old book, dealing with the start of his career. (I think he'd only just made Pulp Fiction when it was written.) But, because of that, it's more useful to aspiring directors, actors and writers.

This is the perfect anecdote to the "no film school" fraudsters who try to tell you what yo...

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Wayne Jarman
Crowdsourcing

I am currently reading Richard Botto's 'Crowdsourcing For FilmMakers'.

Brilliant information in an enjoyable read!

I have been hitting Social Media for years, in the hope of building an interested 'Crowd'.

A lot of rethinking and targeting to be done, methinks. :-)

Highly recommended:

https://www.amazon....

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Wayne Jarman

I guarantee that I will ...even if I have to do it in Lindi's name. (She bought it for me, as a Birthday present.)

Richard "RB" Botto

You're too kind, Wayne. Thank you in advance!

Wayne Jarman

Richard "RB" Botto, My review on Goodreads:

I will keep trying to put it up on Amazon ...but Amazon currently hates Australians and I just keep running i...

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Brian Graf

I am also currently reading Crowdsourcing For Filmmakers by our own Richard Botto, aka RB. So far I am on page 113. Very interesting but admittedly a little intimidating to me. I have a second draft o...

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Wayne Jarman

Wishing you every success, Brian. There is some great information in the book. I think we are all 'behind on the crowdsourcing'. Just another challenge to be overcome. :)

Pamela Cederquist
"The Making of a Story" by Alice LaPlante

I'm taking the Neil Gaiman (one of my favorite writers) Masterclass. The book is on the syllabus. I've just started but am already enamored. Each chapter has a lesson, writing exercises, and readings.

Rowen Bridler
I recommend, Michael Caine's "Blowing the Bloody Doors Off"

Definitely a fascinating read. It gives you an insight as to working class values in a bygone era of film and theatre. He's got some good life lessons in there, even though things have changed hugely since he started out. I enjoyed his previous book, 'Acting In Film' but this is less about technique...

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Debbie Croysdale

Hi @Rowen. Yes I agree, I have all Michael Caine’s books and this has some insights the others don’t. Times have changed in film and media since he started out, but people are still people, and I admire his empathy. I have always been a fan, Alfie and Get Carter are legend.

Mike Hammari
Crowdsourcing for Filmmakers

I say I read, but I really do audiobooks. Today I was pleasantly surprised to find Richard Botto's book 'Crowdsourcing for Filmmakers' finally on Audible. I haven't had a chance to read it yet but for a few weeks now I've been considering buying the paperback and actually using my eyes to read. Than...

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Crowdsourcing for Filmmakers
Crowdsourcing for Filmmakers
Check out this great listen on Audible.com. Whether you're a producer, screenwriter, filmmaker, or other creative, you probably have a project that needs constant exposure, or a product to promote. Bu…
Michael Gallegos
Recommend reading "Powerhouse" by James Andrew Miller

Hi Folks;

I took a book read recommend from RB and found it one of the best reads:

"Powerhouse" by James Andrew Miller.

To 'pay the recommend forward', I also recommend it to everyone in creative business.

As a handy reference for more information and a photograph of, for example, the "Dramatis P...

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Mike Hammari
The Big Picture: The Fight for the Future of Movies

I don't remember when I used an Audible credit to get this book. I just noticed it in my library the other day and decided it was going to be my book that week. Fantastic book about the contemporary studio system for somebody that is not actually part of it. I had a passing knowledge of Marvel Studi...

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Mike Hammari

And the author was Ben Fritz. I don't think I mentioned that.

Debbie Croysdale
Occasional Light and Fun Reads

Most of my network here know I read deep and serious stuff but after working around the clock, concentrating too much on my own writing, I sometimes pick up a Neo noir comic. Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips have a huge following in USA and I manage to get most of their editions from haunting Indie boo...

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Steven Harris Anzelowitz
'bankroll'

It was written by Tom Malloy who wanted to find a way to finance his own films. He has come up with a system that works and to date has made 4 films. Whether you are an Actor, Writer or Director and you want to DIY reccomend this book.

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