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Why Do Books Have Chapters? What’s the Origin of Chapters?

Chapters are an extremely vital aspect of any book. Even though they are not mandatory, chapters provide structure and readability by dividing the book into sections. In addition to providing easy breaking spots (after all, even the most immensely enjoyable books are hardly ever finished in a single session), they help your readers to follow …

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How Much Does a Composer Earn for Composing Music for a Movie?

Depending on the budget of the film, a composer’s salary could range from $400,000 to $2.4 million. Composers needn’t limit themselves to cinematic projects. Composers of video game soundtracks often earn between $30,000 and $75,000 for half an hour of work, whereas those who write jingles make between $500 and $15,000 per commercial. How are …

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Can Self-Published Books Become Movies?

There is nothing preventing self-published books from becoming movies, but the process is very difficult.  Self-publishing is a hard path to take to getting a book noticed, and in order for a book to become popular enough to be feasibly made into a movie, it almost always will need to gain the attention of a …

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Why Do Movie Stars Have Managers, Agents and Lawyers? What’s the Difference?

Actors aren’t obligated to find an agent, manager, or lawyer. In a cutthroat industry living in Hollywood, finding success without guidance is rare. If I’m the new guy on the Hollywood scene, should I expect to book acting gigs if nobody knows who I am? If I have zero connections in the industry, I will …

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Do Movie Stars Get to Keep the Clothes they Wear in Movies?

Certain actors have outrageous demands to be featured in a film. However, are there any regulations they must adhere to just like other crew members? The set of a TV or movie is similar to any other workplace regarding staff regulations. Everyone is valued and has a role to play in the final product, even …

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What Does Being an Executive Producer of a Movie Mean? What Do They Do?

When I was young, I wanted to be an executive producer of thriller movies. Nevertheless, I didn’t really know what being an executive producer on a movie meant until I was much older. The executive producer is like the chief executive officer (CEO) of the movie project who funds and controls everything. Read on to …

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How Long Does it Take Actors to Memorize a Movie Script?

How long does it take actors to memorize a movie script? The answer to this question definitely varies by actor, script, and maybe even what the actor had for lunch, so we will have to generalize a bit.  Having spent some time on movie and television sets as an extra (Friday Night Lights and Tarantino’s Death …

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How Long Does it Take Actors to Memorize a TV Episode Script?

I’m sure many of us would jump at the opportunity to be an actor or actress in our favorite tv show.  We have fantasized about being on screen with our celebrity crushes and having those “passionate moments” on screen. We would love to be famous, a household name, and receive the financial compensation that comes with …

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How Did Jerry Bruckheimer Get His Start and Become Such a Successful Movie Producer?

Jerry Bruckheimer is an award-winning producer of both film and television who has been bringing stories to life since the early 1970s. One of his first stories was the magic of Pepsi-Cola when he started his life on the production floor in advertising. Today, he has many lifetime achievement awards on his shelf and he’ll …

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How Did Michael Mann Become Such a Successful Movie Producer?

Michael Mann is one of the most successful film producers in Hollywood that I have ever known. He started his career as a screenwriter but later switched to directing films. His films are known for their unique style and themes, making them stand out from other films in Hollywood. Mann has created some of the …

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Why Doesn’t the Same Director Direct Every TV Show Episode?

TV and feature films have interesting similarities and differences. Some feature films now employ aspects of TV productions, such as telling a story across multiple films instead of in one movie or trilogy. Television shows often have more film-like characteristics in the writing and specific technical elements. Despite these similarities, television and films differ significantly …

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What Percent of a Concert Does the Musician or Band Get?

The music business has always been challenging, unpredictable, and brutal. Few people, even the most talented, can make a living from it. Those fortunate enough to break through to wide-scale popularity still struggle to make creating and performing songs pay. When digital streaming services first came out, many hailed it as something new and exciting. …

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How Long Do Rock Bands and Singer Rehearse in a New Location Before a Show?

I don’t know about you, but a new supergroup wanders into town, I’ve always wondered where its stars are and when and for how long they rehearse. When do they arrive? If the show is coming to New York from Toronto, do the band members fly in first and wait for the rest of the …

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How Many Writers are Needed for a TV Show?

TV shows are a great place for writers to express their creativity, but they also have to be able to work with other writers. No TV show has just one writer taking care of all the writing, it is a collaboration of creativity. Writers have to conceptualize, develop, outline, and write along with a room …

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What Happens if a Movie Shoot Isn’t Finished on Time and Actors Have to Go?

We’ve heard of actors such as Richard Gere or Jean-Claude Van Damme leaving a film during filming because of differences with their co-stars or directors. But what happens when the director or crew get it wrong and the actor has other work to go to but the film isn’t yet complete? Sitting down to watch …

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What Percent of Merchandise Does the Musician or Band Get?

A few things may decide what percent an artist gets to keep from merchandise sales. But first let’s lay out a few trends for perspective. What Percentage of Concert Goers Buy Merchandise at Concerts? Venu has been involved with around 63,251 shows and 3,737 artists- the amount of merchandise they have sold over time has …

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What is the Typical Profit Margin from a Rock Band Tour?

Rock stars are admired wherever they go, people look at them and think they’re living the best possible life. In the words of Nickelback: “I wanna be a rock star”. Everyone wants to be a rock star at one point or another in their life; it just looks so exciting and awesome. But the reality is, …

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Do Movies Have to Pay Towns and Cities to Film There? If so How Much?

I recently found myself close to a film shoot in the center of my local town. The area where the film was being shot was cordoned off completely. Of course, my mind was wondering how the film crew managed to shoot in that specifically busy area in broad daylight. I even wondered if the film …

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Do Actors Get Paid Extra for Time Spent in Makeup?

If you think about your favorite movie, the last thing that comes to mind is: how long did that actor/actress spend in make-up? After all, it’s only make-up. Some people get it done in under 15 minutes.  Did you ever consider that it took Mystique from the X-men movie franchise, nearly 10 hours in make-up …

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When a Musician Sells their Catalogue of Music, Can they Still Perform those Songs on Tour?

Selling a catalogue of music is not an easy or light decision. Yet, many musicians are doing it. The news headlines are filled with some of the biggest names in music selling some of the most iconic songs in recent history to big money funds and large corporations. However, Shakira, Bob Dylan, and Neil Young …

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Do Popular Musicians and Bands Get their Equipment for Free?

I sat there excitedly on the backstage for the Rolling Stones concert to which I had delivered equipment and was attending. Able to see behind the scenes, I watched as Keith broke the string, on, as he called it “da white guitar,” then danced over to the side of the stage and tossed his guitar …

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Do Actors Get their Own Car and Driver while Filming Movies and/or TV Shows?

It’s no secret that actors often work long, gruelling hours on set while filming. There have been numerous incidents where actors, and even crew members, were involved in fatal motor vehicle accidents while traveling home after filming. Many outsiders wonder: Do actors get their own car and driver while filming movies and/or TV shows? Let’s break …

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