Film School

Film School

By Steve Boman

  • Release Date : 2011-11-01
  • Genre : Film
  • FIle Size : 1.15 MB
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Description

Film School One L meets You'll Never Eat Lunch in This Town Again

In this comic and moving and completely true tale, Film School reveals what life is like at the elite school that trained Hollywood’s biggest names.

When Midwestern journalist Steve Boman applied to the University of Southern California's vaunted School of Cinematic Arts, the world's oldest and most prestigious film school, he had more than a few strikes against him: His wife was recovering from thyroid cancer. His beloved sister had just died of leukemia. He lost his job. He had three young children. He was in his late 30s…. And he had no experience in filmmaking.

As Boman navigates his way through USC's arduous three-year graduate production program, he finds that his films fall flat, he's threatened with being kicked out of the program and he becomes the old guy no one wants to work with. Defeated, he quits and moves back to the Midwest to be with his family. After he is urged by his wife to reapply, he miraculously gets in for a second time...only to have a stroke on the first day of classes. But instead of doing the easy thing – running away again -- Boman throws caution to the wind and embraces the challenge. He slowly becomes a gray-haired Golden Boy at USC with films that sparkle. And then he does the impossible: While still in school, for a class project, he dreams up a television series that CBS catches wind of and develops into THREE RIVERS, a primetime Sunday night show.

This story of challenge and triumph—and what it takes to make it in the world’s most famous film school—is a must-read for anyone aspiring to become a Hollywood great or anyone just looking for a good story.

Reviews

  • I LOVED THIS BOOK!

    5
    By I love Bastian Schweinsteiger!
    Film School was such an amazing book with it's twisting plot and vivid characters. From start to finish, I could not put it down. Thanks Steve, for writing such an amazing book.
  • Great Read

    5
    By Just A Spark Films
    I have never read anything this fast. I couldn't put it down. Being a producer/director/writer myself, I wanted to know how he was able to get his idea sold. It's an amazing story and anyone interested in film school or making films should read this book. It's very real and goes to show that hard work really pays off! A must read!

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