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HOLLYWOOD U.S.A. (Electronic Book) - Randal Patrick, Phil Kramer

State of Texas Office the Governor Texas Film Commission

Dear Phil,

Some time back, you were kind enough to sent Tom Copeland a copy of Hollywood USA Tom passed it on to me, because I’m the one in this office that generally fields questions form hopeful actors, wondering where to go from here…and I’m happy to say that I recommend your book a lot, and I include a copy of your hot-to-buy-it flyer when I’m sending out other information for novice talent. Hollywood USA is now part of the Texas Film Commission library, and if it was up to me, it would be required reading in every high school dram class.

Two comments, which I hope you’ll take as criticism for future editions. A couple of errors sprang out at me from the glossary section: 1) using “principle talent” when you mean “principal talent”; and 2) your definition of “loop.” Looks to me like the definition for “loupe,” and that’s no help at all to talent. They need to know what it means to loop dialogue, as in ADR. Other than these two comments, I’d give you an A+.

You’ve put together a terrific resource, and I’m glad to have it.. Thanks!


Carol Pirie
Assistant Director

How to become an actor?