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Hollywood California

What Hollywood does have is the Kodak Theatre has hosted a range of prestigious artists and events including the Academy Awards® Ceremonies, Celine Dion, Prince, Elvis Costello, Barry Manilow, American Ballet Theatre, Moscow Stanislavsky Ballet, AFI Life Achievement Award to Tom Hanks, ESPY Awards, American Idol finals, GREASE starring Frankie Avalon and more, the Hollywood Walk Of Fame, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre with it’s movie premieres, it’s cement handprints and footprints which immortalize some of entertainment’s brightest stars, the Egyptian Theatre, a 40,000-square-foot- theater complex, located at 6712 (& 6708 which is the address of retail space on the property) Hollywood Boulevard, currently consists of an operational 618-seat theater, a 6,700-square-foot tiled courtyard and a 3,080-square-foot retail building
and the Pantages Theatre, which has become one of the greatest landmarks of Hollywood, signifying both the glorious past and adventuresome future of the world’s entertainment capital.

Hollywood is also home to the Hollywood Bowl, The Greek Theatre which offers top quality entertainment under the stars, the Whisky A Go-Go, the Troubadour, the Hollywood Wax Museum which takes visitors of all ages

Some Entertainment Hollywood Legends

Marilyn Monroe

Born Norma Jeane Baker, Marilyn Monroe is probably the most recognizable female Hollywood icon on the planet. She spent a lot of time in orphanages and foster homes until 1937 when she was 11 years old. Originally typecast as a dumb blond, her innate sensuality coupled with a childlike innocence has rendered her one of the sweethearts of Hollywood. Some of her films have included: Dangerous Years, Love Nest, Monkey Business and Gentleman Prefer Blondes.

Elvis Presley

Aside from being a musical giant, Elvis Presley also made a number of films and is one of the most favorite of entertainment Hollywood legends. He is known as “The King of Rock and Roll” or simply, “The King.” The bulk of Presley’s movies were made in the 1960’s, making 31 in all. Some of the more popular movies included: Love Me Tender, Jailhouse Rock, Loving You, GI Blues, and Blue Hawaii.

Cary Grant

Born in 1904 in England, Cary Grant has been nominated for 2 Oscars. He has had another 14 wins and 11

About Acting in Hollywood

Competition – This is probably the biggest difference from any other city you might try acting. The competition in Hollywood is on a level far above any other place. Regardless of who you are or who you might think you are, every role in Hollywood is hotly contested; from one liners to series and movie leads. Not only that, you are often competing with people who you are going to immediately recognize from starring in their own series or movies. There is nothing more intimidating/depressing than seeing you are up against one of your very own acting heroes. In a way, you don’t want to win because you are naturally rooting for them to get the part. The sheer number of actors in Los Angeles also boggles the mind. There are at least 100,000 actors registered with SAG and that doesn’t count the exponentially larger number of actors who are trying to get into the union or are working in theatre and non-union projects. So prepare yourself for a tough haul, but of course there’s a reason for all that competition…all

Hollywood Film Industry

The history of the Hollywood Film Industry probably started in the hands of D.W. Griffith when the Biograph Company sent him and his crew. They started filming on a vacant lot in downtown Los Angeles in early 1910. Soon the company decided to explore new territories to find that the region was quite friendly and enjoyable for shooting.

Therefore, Griffith filmed the first ever movie shot in Hollywood. The title of the film was “In Old California”. The movie company then stayed there for months to shoot several of their films and returned to New York.

Starting in 1913, this wonderful place came into the limelight when moviemakers started heading to the west. The first feature film made in Hollywood was called ‘The Squaw Man” This resulted in the birth of Hollywood Film Industry.

Nestor Studio, founded in 1911 was the first movie studio in Hollywood. Fifteen other small studios also settled in Hollywood. Gradually, Hollywood came to be so powerfully associated with the film industry that this term began to be used as a synonym for the entire industry.

During the time period of the first World War, Hollywood become the movie capital

Information of Hollywood Film Genres

As the film industry grew, studios realized that they could target individual segments of the viewing public. These segments could be based on interest, age, current events; well, just about anything. Providing the public with something they previously enjoyed and recognized as having similar characters, storylines, and settings was a recipe for success. The actors themselves play a major role in this way of doing business. An audience knew W.C. Fields would be funny, that Joan Crawford was dramatically excellent, and that Fred Astaire would musically entertain them.

If a studio produced a movie that was loved by the audience that had seen it, you could now be sure there would be additional follow-up films with a similar, or even the same, theme. As these pictures were produced, they automatically created their own little corners of the film world. These corners would become the individual film genres. Comedy, Drama, Action and Adventure, Musicals, Film Noir, Mystery and Suspense, Horror, Science Fiction, Westerns, and more, all grew into the film genres as we know them today.

These genres also produced sub-genres. For example, Comedy could be broken down into screwball comedies, action comedies, buddy comedies, etc. Hollywood

Regarding Living In Hollywood

The Hollywood Sign is Cool

The Hollywood sign is undoubtedly one of the most important staples in LA, and why shouldn’t it be. It’s a glorified billboard and you can’t view it through the smog half the time. The Hollywood sign is actually amazing up until the very first time your car breaks down and the second time you break up with your actress partner. Long story short, the nostalgia of the Hollywood sign wears off when the reality of exactly what lies beneath, not the dreams it embodies, hits you square in the face.

What Type of Automobile You Drive is Vital

If by “vital” you really mean overblown, then absolutely. A vehicle in Los Angeles is not truly an automobile, it is an ensemble. You are going to spend so much time sitting in traffic gazing at other’s automobiles, it is a glorified fashion show regardless of where you are. If you are new to Los Angeles, what kind of automobile you drive is about as essential as rehearsing your Oscar speech or apartment hunting on Ocean Avenue. In case you happen to be all set for life in Hollywood, you’re going to


Breaking into Hollywood screenwriting is not easy. The already well-established, seasoned, Hollywood scriptwriter may fend off others attempts to come aboard. It is essential to get your foot in the door before it is slammed shut. In order to do this, you could follow any one or a combination of several of the options mentioned below:

– Participate in the most prestigious scriptwriting contests held regularly. By doing this you can ensure important people will read your film scripts. If you can make a mark on them and win an award, rest assured that your work will gain due recognition. Future projects may be handed over to you, giving you the much-needed break.

– It is difficult for a writer headed for Hollywood to enter the inner, often closed circle without a personal introduction. A Hollywood scriptwriter begins to build a network of contacts even while his script is in progress. The right connections in the right places are a passport to a spiraling writing career in Hollywood.

– Hire a literary agent who knows important people and the functioning of the Hollywood film industry. He will know which strings to pull and when to

Disney Hollywood Studios

There are altogether six themed areas in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and they include Hollywood Boulevard, Echo Lake, Streets of America, Animation Courtyard, Pixar Place, and Sunset Boulevard. The Hollywood Boulevard is the main entrance and street of the theme park, and it is lined with numerous stores selling an extensive range of Disney merchandise. It is also the place where you can view the theme park’s most spectacular parades, such as the Pixar Block Party Bash. Disney’s Hollywood Studios icon, the Sorcerer’s Hat, and a replica of the famous Grauman’s Chinese Theater are located at the end of Hollywood Boulevard.

Echo Lake is a small lagoon that forms one of the ears of Hidden Mickey, a representation of the famous cartoon character Mickey Mouse that has been subtly included in the landscape design of Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The main attractions of the Echo Lake include The American Idol Experience, A.T.A.S. Hall of Fame Plaza, Sounds Dangerous!, Star Tours, Jedi Training Academy, and the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular. At the Streets of America, you can explore street sets that resemble New York and San Francisco, as well as enjoy wonderful shows such as Jim Henson’s Muppet Vision

Tinsel Town of Cinematic Glamour

Museums and Theatres in Hollywood
The Entertainment Museum shows how TV shows and movies are made and you can sit in Captain Kirk´s chair or actually walk through the set of Cheers and sit on Norm´s seat. Nearby, on Hollywood Boulevard, is the Grauman´s Chinese Theatre. It opened in 1927 and in 1968 it got the historic-cultural landmark status. To build the Theatre, Grauman needed permission from the government to import the stone Heaven Dogs, the original temple bells and the pagodas from China.

The Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Paris has Père Lachaise, Los Angeles has the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. It’s known as the resting place of Hollywood’s immortals and became a place where pilgrims visit the tombstones of their idols. It’s not an ordinary graveyard with the palm trees, the glamorous mausoleums and even video screens which show life stories. In summer you can occasionally have a picnic dinner at the graveyard and watch a movie at the same time.

Hollywood’s Outdoors
In LA nobody seems to walk, but the mountains around LA are great for hiking. From the trails along the Santa Monica Mountain you can overlook the Pacific Ocean and the forested Angeles Crest.


The ever-escalating demand made by the public dictates the specific demand of Hollywood screenwriters. The drive to stay afloat prods them on to explore fresh ideas and go out of their way to write extraordinarily-brilliant scripts. These scripts are used for the many movies, TV serials, video games, or commercials that are being churned out on a daily basis. To gain a competitive advantage, Hollywood writers have to be highly disciplined and write daily.

The rat-race of life is riddled with a lot of tensions for Hollywood screenwriters. Most of the raw talents here are required to prove themselves repeatedly. The one aspect that distinguishes great writers from those of mediocre caliber is the writing techniques they have learned either during their formal training period or through years of training and writing for Hollywood producers. Screenwriters in Tinsel Town are a fortunate lot because they work shoulder-to-shoulder with a number of illustrious personalities of the film industry. Working in such a collaborative environment, Hollywood screenwriters continue to learn while they earn. All vie with one another to give a new dimension to the silver screen.

Looking down the annals of film production, we can trace the

Hollywood Producers with Fresh Ideas

That basic idea and game went through many stages of development before even being pitched to the network, but once produced, it became the most successful game show in the history of television we now know as “Jeopardy!” In 1986 Griffin sold the show, along with “Wheel of Fortune” (created shortly after) to The Coca Cola Company for a staggering $250 Million in cash.

Today, the landscape of programming and deal making is vastly different, and creating such simple concepts that haven’t already been produced is difficult. To our benefit, the outlets and opportunities for new TV shows is literally a hundred-fold what it was in the 60’s. Hollywood producers and development executives work full time to create or find those new concepts to sell to TV networks, and more and more are using the Internet to source new material.

The Television Writers Vault is a valuable tool being used by producers scouting new projects, and for writers (aspiring or professional) to market their concepts and scripts direct to the television industry. Writers can find professional advice on formulating concepts for today’s thriving and competitive programming world, as well as understand the inner-workings of the television

Between Hollywood and Bollywood

Which one is superior, Hollywood or Bollywood? The discussion is endless. Though Hollywood is quite ahead of Bollywood in terms of revenue, Bollywood’s influence in the world film industry is gaining new heights. Hollywood’s earnings do not depend on ticket sales only. It has adopted the proven ‘franchise-formula’ in which a big part of the revenue or income comes from other sources such as TV networks, magazines, home-videos, etc. No doubt, Bollywood is also considering this aspect to promote its business. But revenue is not the only factor that one should take notice of, there are other aspects also to be considered, such as story, music, song-and- dance sequences, photography, technology, etc.

The main difference between Hollywood and Bollywood commercial movies is that song-and-dance sequences is an essential feature of Indian films. Professional play-back singers sing songs which are lip-matched by movie characters played by actors and actresses. While, there is no such thing like song-and dance in Hollywood. Therefore, they are attracted towards Bollywood. Bollywood films are a good source of entertainment presenting anything and everything, quite like a Santa Claus gift bag, whereas Hollywood films focus more at the cinematic knowledge.

But, things are

Screenwriting Seminars Really Necessary

First, writers often (mistakenly) interchange “story” and “structure.” These are two separate elements of the writing process. Story is the creative experience that only you can uniquely express from your vision. Structure is the foundation for that story, and the rules of structure have been accepted for thousands of years. The easiest way to grasp the distinction is to think of a dinner party. What you cook is entirely up to you (story). But you must serve your guests the appetizer first, then the entrée, then the dessert, in that order, and those dishes have to complement each other (structure). If not, no matter how great the food is, your guests are going to think you have no idea how to make dinner. And they won’t come back to dine with you again. Writing seminars tend to focus on teaching structure, NOT story, so that creative genius has a chance of being understood and enjoyed by buyers and audiences who innately expect a certain foundation to a script. And story instincts can be honed and expanded with professional guidance, as well.

Second, virtually all professions have rules for writing. Just as lawyers must learn proper structure and

Hollywood and Martial Arts

Truthfully, many affiliations between big business and the music industry have netted fruitful endeavors for all parties involved. And now, a university-level homework assignment: see if you can use a keen eye to find a few more examples of relationships between big business, government, or social organizations with the Rap community. Chances are, there’s probably some right around you; you may not have even been aware of them before. Hint: Take a good look at those motion pictures hitting the big screen. Here’s an interesting scenario for you to sink your teeth into…action!

Celebrity Will Smith laughed his way straight to the bank when many Rap fans wrote “DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince” off as lame. But before ‘the show’ was over, Smith got the starring role on TV sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air,” which debuted in 1990. The show had a long successful run, and continues running in syndication. Will Smith ‘the rapper’ performed the theme song, while Will Smith ‘the actor’ made sure his Rap music homey Jazzy Jeff was also cast in some shows; but Mr. Smith did not stop there. He went on to star in movies which earned

Broadway to Hollywood

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

In the present economy, if a rising tide lifts all boats, what does the opposite do? Does Hollywood have the right stuff for another installment of Star Wars (Episode 7), Indiana Jones(5)?Is a potential Oscar winner sitting in a dreary room eating take-out while writing his or her groundbreaking screenplay for Avatar(2)? As Netflix rakes it in with oldies, Hollywood’s best are tailored to teenage boys, and comic book special effects devoid of anything fresh in human drama or comedy. So, what’s an actor to do? Jobs are scarce in the entertainment business. When eating out in New York City chances are your waiter or waitress is a Julie Andrews wannabe, or Hugh Jackman hopeful-hopeful they won’t have to return to Boise, heartbroken. Ergo, when veterans like James Earl Jones and Elizabeth Ashley can’t find work, what’s an actor to do? They can take it with them-all the way to the Longacre on BROADWAY!

Some Boomer Demographics

By 2015, those aged 50 and older will represent 45% of the U.S. population (American Association of Retired Persons). By 2030, the 65-plus population will double to about 71.5 million, and by 2050 will grow

Influences of Television

Influences Real Life

Most of our activities are now guided by what we see in the serials or movies. Even the music industry has influenced us. Some of the people try to imitate the life and styles of the star not knowing that this can be very much difficult in reality. Even one’s personality also gets influenced. From talking to dressing up and every other thing gets changed.

Peeking Into the Lives of the Celebrities

The ones who love to know more about their favorite stars, television serves as a medium for them several shows let them have a peek into the life of the person and everything he does. Thus, the fans are always kept updated.

Loss of Innocence

Television shows both good things and also bad things. Children do not necessarily understand the difference between good and bad and might hence commit mistakes trying to imitate scenes that they have seen on the television. They say such things and gives certain logics that no longer we can call them innocent.

Hollywood, Movies, and Entertainment

The first are the traditionalists, the connoisseurs, people who appreciate theater as a unique art form. These people tend to be middle to upper class, middle age to elderly, and may or may not bring their families with them, if they have families. These people often see the same productions over and over, usually by different theater companies. They may be particular fans of Shakespeare or Frederico Garcia Lorca, and usually these patrons have a long history of going to the theater that often began when their parents took them as children.

The second type of theater patron would be those who are members of the theater community. They are actors and directors and writers and stage hands, and their families and friends. These people are often theater majors in college, and may or may not be making a meager living in the community. They show up for their brethren’s shows, as much to support each other and for camaraderie as for appreciation for the art itself.

With the exception of spectacular musical theater shows, which consistently draw larger crowds than non musical theater, there is a very small market for stage productions. What money there

History of Hollywood Musicals

During the mid 1920s, Warner Brothers studio began experimenting with something new known as Vitaphone. The Vitaphone provided a method of coordinating a musical soundtrack with film, thereby effectively creating a sound picture. This method, however, overlooked much of the huge potential regarding the adding of sound to motion pictures. At this time in movie history, Warner Brothers felt it was not necessary to hear the individuals talk, and merely wanted the sound to provide some musical background noise to film. It wasn’t until 1927 that Warner Brothers first introduced to the big screen singing along with sound in their release of The Jazz Singer; a remake of the Broadway musical of the same name.

The late 1920s brought difficult financial times to the country. It was during this time that Hollywood came to the publics rescue with the wonderfully entertaining diversion of the Hollywood musical. Hollywood movie studios began to release numerous musicals which offered the movie going public a chance to temporarily escape from the financial issues at hand. Some of the most popular and highly regarded musicals to come out during the 1930s included 42nd St, Bright Lights, and Gold Diggers. The 1939 musical,

Current Movies for Family Night

For starters, use the family computer together & hop onto the Internet, put in a search for movies out right now and your zip code, and bam – you’ll have instant results. Before going online, have a little meeting with the kids (if they’re old enough) about movie etiquette & what it means to go out to watch a movie.

Since you’re online, be sure to check out available online family movie guides. While asking a friend for a movie recommendation can be nice for the occasional night out with the Mrs. or with buddies, a better bet would be checking online family movie guides. There are a number of websites that are comprised of detailed movie reviews & critiques tailored toward the family. This way, you’ll have a “heads up” on the type of language & situations you’ll encounter, which makes a choice a little easier.

Of course, don’t be completely afraid to ask your friends for a little input. Chances are that you have a film buff friend that can’t wait to tell you about the latest release. Why not use him/her as a resource for choosing the right movie that will cater to

Arts and Entertainment Education

Prisoner selection and progress in such programs will be monitored and considered in their reentry into society process.

I think Wyoming would be a great place to build prisons. Good jobs for Wyoming and placing them out in the relatively empty places in Wyoming would keep them away from society. I just think prisons and the whole rehabilitation industry would be good business for Wyoming.

Reforming Hollywood and other entertainment industry activities is another project we can work on to improve human nature and civilization. I am astonished that people think that murder and rape, and all kinds of human perversity is entertaining.

I guess the scientists who work in Hollywood have discovered how to push certain buttons in human nature and now they just keep pushing them, just like a pigeon will keep pushing the cocaine button in an experiment.

Just because we can do something doesn’t mean we should do it. Make sure everyone wins in all your business activities. Deliver more than you promise. Trade good stuff for good stuff. Never sell poison for money, whether its physically, mentally or spiritually poisonous. Much of the entertainment available today is mentally and