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Hollywood Drive by Eve Light Honthaner

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Career Options

“We have our factory, which is called a stage. We make a product, we color it, we title it and we ship it out in cans.”—Cary Grant

When most people think of getting into the biz, they envision themselves as producers, directors, writers or actors, because these are the highly visible, coveted positions we hear the most about. And they are the crafts film schools are well known for teaching. Some students will gravitate toward cinematography, editing, production design or entertainment law; and some may even have aspirations of becoming studio executives, but I’ve never run into a film student who aspired to be unit publicist or a script doctor. Why? Because few even know what a unit publicist or a script doctor does. ...

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