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Hello, He Lied & Other Truths from the Hollywood Trenches (2002)

This documentary, shown on the American Movie Classics (AMC) cable channel, answers the question "What does a movie producer do?" It takes the viewer through every step of movie production.... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Lynda Obst ... Host
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Barbara Boyle Barbara Boyle ... Herself
David Brown ... Himself
Mark Canton ... Himself
Elana Fisher Elana Fisher ... Herself
Gary Foster ... Himself
Dan Jinks ... Himself
Tom Pollock Tom Pollock ... Himself
Adam Shulman Adam Shulman ... Himself
John H. Williams John H. Williams ... Himself


This documentary, shown on the American Movie Classics (AMC) cable channel, answers the question "What does a movie producer do?" It takes the viewer through every step of movie production. The process begins with finding suitable material to make into a film, and continues with pitching the idea to a studio, developing the script, finding the right talent (in front of and behind the camera), shooting the film, marketing the film, and finally, releasing the film at a gala premiere. The complete process can take several years. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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8 January 2002 (USA) See more »

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Hello, He Lied See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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2 March 2011 | by thedoc-5See all my reviews

I use it in classes and workshops because it shows the business of the writer/ producer side of The Business better than anything I've found. Lynda Obst book is amazing but students need this video take on that. AMC and Tailslate need to release this. I'm not just talking to hear myself. The producers she interviews are at the top of their games. Including Lynda and her new TV Series Hot In Cleveland. The clip on the set of The Wash tells beginning filmmakers and screenwriters a great deal about even what Hollywood considers a Small Budget movie. For 10 years, I have taught regularly at the L.A. Screen writing Expos, the University of Arizona, Prescott College and Pima College. I have specialized in writing for film and television, theater history, acting, theater survey, media survey, journalism (reporting), humanities survey and script analysis (at my successful Internet business ScriptDoctor.com Rated No. 1 in Nation 2010). As a professional journalist, I won several awards as a film and theater reviewer, editor and reporter. I have extensive experience as a theater/film director and as a member of both professional unions, Equity and SAG. I've acted in theater and film. My newest project is CoyoteMoon Films.com

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