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Profile: John Ross Jesensky -- Film Composer

David Jensen | Posted 08.17.2015 | Business
David Jensen

He's a Hollywood Film, Television and Multimedia Composer. He specializes in composing orchestral music for all sorts of projects with dynamic and exciting music.

Krystal M. Harris: A Conversation About Women in Hollywood

Kay Smythe | Posted 08.12.2015 | Entertainment
Kay Smythe

Strength is a strange and malicious gift in Hollywood. In the few short weeks I have spent here, it has become unnervingly apparent that strength among women is no longer a sought-after personality trait. This dying evolution has been replaced by the harsh competition, brought on by a lack of trust in an already tough community.

Reporting From the Frontlines of the Entertainment Business

Damian Bazadona | Posted 07.15.2015 | Business
Damian Bazadona

The entertainment business is booming. Rapid change through all facets of the business presents the opportunity to build amazing careers.

6 Ways to Improve Your Career as an Artist in the Music Industry

Patrick Hess | Posted 06.23.2015 | Entertainment
Patrick Hess

While there's never an immediate knowing of how a decision can impact your career, the longer you're in the business, the more you learn about how to navigate choices toward hopeful results.

How to Market Yourself in the Music Industry

Patrick Hess | Posted 06.22.2015 | Entertainment
Patrick Hess

I'm a hypocrite. At least I think I may be. I've spent the better part of 30 years in sales and marketing and actually own a marketing company. Yet, I find myself annoyed by commercials and blatant brand marketing campaigns.

The Most Dangerous Person in Your Office

Damian Bazadona | Posted 06.22.2015 | Business
Damian Bazadona

While no one aspires to be "that guy" -- a poor collaborator and a weak leader who disrespects their colleagues and undermines the health of the company -- these behaviors unfortunately play out every day in the workplace.

A Tip for the Ladies From the Hollywood Trenches

Lisa Jey Davis | Posted 05.04.2015 | Los Angeles
Lisa Jey Davis

With the Grammys 2015 behind us, I thought it apropos to talk about a typical experience I had while working in Hollywood.

Women in Hollywood: Forever the Supporting Role

Elaina Provencio | Posted 04.15.2015 | Women
Elaina Provencio

Personally, I think the Hollywood hypocrite's run has gone on long enough. Women as actresses have always been a fundamental aspect of Hollywood itself. They represent the glamour and beauty that made Hollywood what it is today, but this is a new age. Beauty can exist with power, and dominance should not be defined by one's gender.

Shocking: Stage Moms vs. NFL's Manning Family

Denice Duff | Posted 12.21.2014 | Entertainment
Denice Duff

From Shirley Temple to Drew Barrymore, young girls have loved to dress up and entertain. I'm going out on a limb here when I say stage moms are like cosmetic surgery, you only really notice the bad ones...

Are You Waiting for Your Career's Prince Charming?

Shawn Tolleson | Posted 12.20.2014 | Women
Shawn Tolleson

Do yourself a favor and purge the Prince Charming myth once and for all. Take responsibility for your career goals and go get them now. Sure, you'll get rejected, and you'll get frustrated and be uncomfortable. But it will be yours. Your mistakes, your fear and your victories and triumphs.

What You Might Not Know About Auditions (But Should)

Kate McClanaghan | Posted 12.06.2014 | Arts
Kate McClanaghan

Careful what you wish for - you might just get it. Most talent, when they are just starting out, wish for "just one audition," or "just one job," or even "just one talent agent." And they end up getting just one agent, just one audition, or just one job! Just one.

Going the Distance in the Entertainment Industry

Kate McClanaghan | Posted 11.08.2014 | Arts
Kate McClanaghan

Whatever you accomplish in this business will only come about if you pursue it. Nothing will come to you, no matter how much talent you may have.

30 Years Of Music Industry Upheaval In 30 Seconds

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 08.22.2014 | Technology

In 30 years, we've gone from flipping cassette tapes to playing CDs to downloading iTunes to streaming Spotify. These seismic shifts in the music i...

Interview: Meet the Women Who Are Helping Mold the Stars of Tomorrow

Christina Scribner | Posted 09.07.2014 | Women
Christina Scribner

I was recently given the opportunity to conduct an interview with the founders of A-Team Studios, an artist development agency headquarted in Miami, Florida.

Entertainment in the Era of the Selfie

Gail Becker | Posted 08.18.2014 | Entertainment
Gail Becker

This blog first appeared on Selfie-mania has taken center stage at the Oscars, the Oval Office and, of course, most of our Facebook feed...

We Can't Talk About Creating Middle Class Jobs Without Talking About 'The Industry'

Patric Verrone | Posted 06.17.2014 | Los Angeles
Patric Verrone

The old adage is, "Everybody has two businesses: their own and show business." If we don't pay better attention to the middle-class jobs generated by the entertainment industry, Los Angeles will be down to only one business.

Why The Entertainment Industry Has Left California

Los Angeles Daily News | Dakota Smith | Posted 03.08.2014 | Los Angeles

When the low-budget comedy "Wiener Dog Nationals" shot in Encino's Balboa Park, Los Angeles-based producer Gerald Wolff paid more than $1,000 a day fo...

Why California Is Losing Its Grip On Hollywood

AP | NICK PERRY and RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 12.28.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the old days, filmmakers flocked to Hollywood for its abundant sunshine, beautiful people and sandy beaches. But today a new f...

Why The Entertainment Industry Should Pay Its Interns

Ashley Mosley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Ashley Mosley

Rather than bringing on a group of interns to work for free as administrative or personal assistants, you could be paying them and actually striving to have their tasks impact your bottom line.

All The Doors to Hollywood and How to Open Them -- Scenic Artist

Anne M. Strick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Anne M. Strick

'We call ourselves liquid magicians and paint wizards, or sometimes stunt clown acrobatic speed artists,' says Bridget Duffy, whose credits include Showtime with Robert De Niro, as well as television's acclaimed Mad Men.

Ariana Grande Is a Robot

Harrison Goo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Hawaii
Harrison Goo

Like when Simon Cowell says "we've got a future pop star here," he literally means everything that Ariana represents. And that just shouldn't ever happen. I mean, there has to be a flaw somewhere, right?

All The Doors to Hollywood and How to Open Them - Props

Anne M. Strick | Posted 11.03.2013 | Entertainment
Anne M. Strick

"Well", says Prop Master PETER BANKINS, among whose movies is Monster's Ball, shot in part in Louisiana State Prison, "we're responsible for everything the actors handle.


Schuyler M. Moore | Posted 09.28.2013 | Entertainment
Schuyler M. Moore

Hey, ever been at a Hollywood party and wanted to impress a member of the opposite sex with your mastery of Hollywood jargon?

Backstage at the TV Upfronts

Lindy DeKoven | Posted 07.14.2013 | TV
Lindy DeKoven

The process is grueling, exhausting, insulting, exciting and demeaning. It is ridiculously imperfect (as every fall season proves). It is a kind of hell week, only it lasts a year. So why would otherwise sane people (well, most of them, anyway) subject themselves to this?

All the Doors to Hollywood and How to Open Them

Anne M. Strick | Posted 05.27.2013 | Entertainment
Anne M. Strick

What does a Production Designer actually do? Production Designer Bill Brzeski says he's the "point person for the movie's overall look," and is in charge of everything from locations, reflecting time of day, real to virtual scenery and the shape of buildings.