When people think of the movie business, they tend to conjure up images of glitz and glamor, of hundred-thousand-dollar swag-bags, outrageously expensive gowns and beautiful people leading bigger-than-life lives. But the dirty-little-secret behind all that glitz and glamor is that a film set is one of the most dangerous places to work. 1) This is an important book. Behind the so-called glamour of filmmaking lies the unpleasant fact that the entertainment industry, like any other industry, has its own variety of industrial accidents. Sometimes fate throws you a curve, but the vast majority of accidents can be avoided by simply following the procedures that are clearly presented in this book. Future filmmakers will do well to read this and then review it before each production. Planning a safe production is far easier and less expensive than ignoring this step and having to deal with the consequences of litigation, injury or even death. The author draws on his decades of experience as a Hollywood producer as well as his experience at the USC film school to illustrate his points with real-life examples. The book is written with clarity and wit, but most of all, with information that can literally be life-saving.
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