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From Hollywood Experts and Published Authors
Words of Wisdom for Starving Artists
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ISBN-10: 1-55404-426-X
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Genre: Self Help/Non-Fiction
eBook Length: 132 Pages
Published: February 2007
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This book opens with copyright information from Lincoln D. Bandlow, an attorney specializing in intellectual property law in Century City and the out-going President of the Los Angeles Copyright Society. The remaining pages include a treasure trove of information from: a personal manager for Hollywood actors, a Hollywood teacher and movie extra, a “Fictionwise eBook Author of the Year”, an owner/co-owner of two websites listed among the “Writer’s Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers”, a retired university professor, and other successfully published authors. This book is based on articles published during the first year of “The Golden Goblet” Newsletter edited by Marilyn Peake, and features additional articles by contributing authors written expressly for this book.



Reviews and Awards

Awards
- SILVER Award, "Performing Arts/Drama" category, 2007 ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards


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From Hollywood Experts And Published Authors
Marilyn Peake, editor
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Compiled, organized and edited by author and columnist Marilyn Peake, "From Hollywood Experts And Published Authors: Words of Wisdom For Starving Artists " features commentaries and information contributed by a variety of authors to the free monthly online newsletter edited by Marilyn Peake -- ’The Golden Goblet’ -- during its first year of publication, with some of the articles being especially written for this informed and informative little compendium of advice for writers. The contributors range from Natalie and Lincoln Bandlow on ’Literary Legalities: Copyright And Other Protections For Aspiring Writers’; to Michael J. Wallach’s ’Oh, Those Managers And Agents...Can’t Live With Them, Can’t Live Without Them...’; to Patricia Harrington’s ’Grants And Opportunities For Writers: Thinking Outside The Box’, to succinct advisories from ten other savvy, experienced, articulate, knowledgeable writers. Each contributor is given a brief biographical introduction followed by their contribution. Useful, practical, and an easy read, "From Hollywood Experts And Published Authors" is strongly recommended for anyone aspiring to a career as a professional writer regardless of genre or media.


From Hollywood Experts and Published Authors (Excerpt)


Foreword

"The Golden Goblet" Newsletter and this Book

In July 2005, I started a free monthly newsletter entitled The Golden Goblet through Yahoo! Groups and advertised for subscribers. I then invited an author or other expert to write an article for every edition of my newsletter. Lea Schizas, author and owner/co-owner of two websites listed among the "Writer’s Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers", wrote the first article for my newsletter, entitled Analysis of a Goal Plan, for the August 2005 edition. Each and every month, the articles were fantastic. Eventually, several people from Hollywood agreed to write an article. Before the first year came to a close, Deron Douglas, publisher at Double Dragon Publishing, agreed to publish a book that included articles from the first year of The Golden Goblet! You are now reading that book, a collection of articles from the first year plus extra articles written specifically for this book by some of the authors and Hollywood experts.

This book begins with an article written for the August 2006 edition of my newsletter. It addresses many important questions asked by writers. Literary Legalities: Copyright And Other Protections For Aspiring Writers was written by husband and wife, Lincoln D. Bandlow and Natalie C. Bandlow. Natalie C. Bandlow is the author of Parent To Child: The Journal and Parent To Child: The Guide: http://www.parenttochild.com. Lincoln D. Bandlowis an attorney specializing in intellectual property law in Century City and is the out-going President of the Los Angeles Copyright Society. He’s an attorney for the law firm of Fox Spillane Shaeffer LLP - http://www.foxspillane.com- and has represented a large number of high profile clients in the movie, television, music, and publishing industries. Authors have many questions about copyright issues, and I find the legal advice provided in this article extremely illuminating and helpful.

The book ends with a fascinating article by Darrell Bain, entitled How to Become a World Famous Best Selling Author, Work Seven Days a Week and Still Earn Less Than a Migrant Day Laborer. Although last in the book, this article is definitely not least. It’s simply a perfect note on which to end the book, as it’s filled with insight into both the possibilities and struggles inherent in the writing world. In 2005, Darrell Bain was named "Fictionwise eBook Author of the Year" for most books sold and highest ratings by readers at Fictionwise.com.

Between the first and last articles in this book is a treasure trove of valuable information for both writers and people hoping to establish an acting career. The following articles were written by Hollywood experts specifically for aspiring actors and actresses: an Inspiring and Funny Story about Jo Kelly’s Life in Hollywood by Jo Kelly, Casting Children as Extras/Background Actors by Jo Kelly, Oh, Those Managers and Agents ... Can’t Live With Them, Can’t Live Without Them ... by Michael J. Wallach, and Be Not Just A Smart Actor, But an Actor With Smarts by Michael J. Wallach. On the page before each of their articles, you will find Bios for Jo Kelly and Michael J. Wallach. Their backgrounds are very impressive.

I hope you enjoy this book. It’s well worth your time to read each and every article. It was a real joy for me to read every article and to assemble them into a book. I feel deeply honored.

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Happy Reading,

Marilyn Peake

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Natalie C. Bandlow and Lincoln D. Bandlow

Literary Legalities: Copyright And Other Protections For Aspiring Writers was written by husband and wife, Lincoln D. Bandlow and Natalie C. Bandlow. Natalie C. Bandlow is the author of Parent To Child: The Journal and Parent To Child: The Guide: http://www.parenttochild.com. Lincoln D. Bandlowis an attorney specializing in intellectual property law in Century City and is the out-going President of the Los Angeles Copyright Society. He’s an attorney for the law firm of Fox Spillane Shaeffer LLP - http://www.foxspillane.com- and has represented a large number of high profile clients in the movie, television, music, and publishing industries. Most authors have many questions about copyright issues. The legal advice provided in this article is extremely illuminating and helpful.

Literary Legalities: Copyright And Other Protections For Aspiring Writers
by Natalie C. Bandlow and Lincoln D. Bandlow

As a new author who recently published two books and is working on my third, I often have a number of questions about the law regarding literary works. From speaking with other authors, I have discovered that my questions are not unlike those of most other aspiring authors who are interested in learning about the legal protections available to protect their works.

Unlike most other authors, however, who might have to shell out some serious money to a lawyer to get answers to these questions, I am fortunate to have a lawyer who gives me all kinds of legal advice pro bono (lawyer-speak for "free"). That’s because my lawyer is my husband, who has specialized in copyright law for over a decade. Not wanting to hoard his advice entirely, I sat him down to ask him a few basic questions about some basic legal principles that aspiring authors should know as they set out to promote their works.

1. Do I need to register my work with the Copyright Office for it to be protected? Should I do so before submitting it to publishers, studios or others?

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