Breaking Into The Movies! – From Inglewood to Hollywood!: What Really Happens Behind The Lights And The Long Road To Get There! by Michael Uva

“Breaking Into The Movies!” It is the humorous (true) story of the life of a kid from Inglewood California, who made it up the food chain to become a world famous Motion Picture Key Grip! Michael G. Uva is the author of the world-renowned, Grip Book! (A.k.a.= The Grip Bible.) (Now in it’s fifth edition/Taylor-Francis) Why it’s even been translated into Korean. Funny thing is, Mike can’t spell or type, nor does he have any command of the English language. None of that has held him back. Actually not much holds him back. Not even a one half inch shorter left leg. (Courtesy of a motorcycle jumping accident while serving eight years in the Marines.) So after his medical discharge, he became a Licensed FAA Aircraft Mechanic at LAX in California. He later became a State Licensed Building Contractor and then on to becoming a pretty famous motion picture Key Grip in the film industry. Then he decided to author a book. It did well. So then he decided to teach at U.C.L.A. for the Extension courses. He has been there, seen that, and broke it all by himself. But you have never heard of any of the things that he has been part of? All these things, spied from behind the movie lights. All closely held and guarded set secrets… until now. He’s worked with the Lone Ranger, Elvira, Val Kilmer, Al Pacino, and a few really famous people as well.

Why would he give away these secrets you ask? I posed that very question to Mike myself. “Mike, why give away all these secrets that you have had tucked away, upstairs for over thirty-five plus years?” His answer was quite simple… “What?” (He’s a grip!)

I rewrote the question, “Why now?” His amazing answer… “It’s time!” (I reiterate; He’s a grip!)
There you have it folks, literally straight from the horses mouth… or the bulls other end!

You will just have to read it and decide for yourselves.

Author: Michael Uva

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

#AmWriting: A Collection of Letters to Benefit The Wayne Foundation by Pamela K. Kinney

Knowing what you know now of writing, publishing, and putting your art out into the world, if you could go back to the day you sat down to start typing in your very first manuscript, what words would you offer to yourself? Words of encouragement? Words of advice? Caution against certain pitfalls? Would you change anything about how you got to where you are today?The publishing community is so much bigger than it was before the self-publishing boom and it continues to grow exponentially every day. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come with a handbook or support group. #AmWriting is a collection of letters written by authors from all different corners of the publishing community. The letters provide words of encouragement or advice to those just starting out or those who have become discouraged in their art. At Pure Textuality PR, we believe in supporting each other as a community, and we felt this project would be a good way to bring writers together and maybe give some new artists just the right nudge to keep going.100% of the net proceeds of #AmWriting will be donated to The Wayne Foundation, a charity dedicated to offering aid and services to young women victimized by illegal sexual exploitation and the sexual trafficking of minors. For more information about The Wayne Foundation, you can visit them on the web at http://waynefdn.org.#AmWriting features letters from more than 70 authors, including Jeaniene Frost, T.J. Michaels, Kendall Grey, and many more!CONTRIBUTING AUTHORS:A.D. Ellis, Addison Kline, Allyson Lindt, Amber Lynn Natusch, Amy Joy Lutchen, Andrew Jericho, Ashlynne Laynne, Becky Flade, Beth Dolgner, Brandy Dorsch, Brenda J. Pierson, C.L. Foster, C.L. Matthews, Cassia Brightmore, Cecilia London, Cherron Riser, Cithara Patra, Courtney Houston, Crystal Dawn, Dulaney-Glen, E.J. Stevens, Elizabeth Sharp, Ella Col, Emersyn Vallis, Emily Cyr, Emma, Emma Nichols, Erin Hayes, Erynn Crittenden, Felicia Starr, Gabbie S. Duran, Geri Glenn, Harlie Williams, J. Nichole Parkins, J.B. McGee, J.M. Gregoire, Jamie Summer, Jeaniene Frost, Jess Haines, Jessica Cage, Jody Pardo, K.c. Stewart, Karina Espinosa, Kasey Belle, Katie Kenyhercz, Katie Lewington, Kendall Grey, Kory M. Shrum, Kristina Borden, L.A. Cotton, L.E. Chamberlin, L.U. Ann, Leanna Renee Hieber, Lexi Ostrow, Leyla Kader Dahm, Louisa Lo, M. Never, M.L. Steinbrunn, Mary Crawford, Michelle Mcloughney, Mike Gonzales, Misha Carver, Misha Elliott, Muriel Garcia, Nicole L. Daffurn, Nicole Zoltack, Nikki Rae, Pamela K. Kinney, R.A Mizer, Rachel Walter, Rebecca Sherwin, Renee Dyer, Sara Dobie Bauer, Scarlett Metal, Serena Kearney, Shakuita Johnson, Shannon Bell, Susan Schwartz, T.J. Michaels, T.L. Manning, Taylor Lavati, Tracie Podger, and Xandra James

Author: Pamela K. Kinney

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

The Academic Book of the Future by Rebecca E. Lyons

This book is open access under a CC-BY licence.What makes a book ‘academic’? What spaces, physical and digital, can they be found in? How are they made, bought, and read? These questions are tackled by a cross-section of thirteen experts from the fields of bookselling, publishing, university libraries, and academic research in this volume of essays, which was produced in conjunction with the team from the AHRC/British Library Academic Book of the Future Project as an accelerated publishing challenge for the first ever Academic Book Week. The topics include campus bookshops and bookselling, the role of national libraries, Open Access, the Research Excellence Framework, and publishing innovation. The approaches explore the realities of the present and venture all the way through to possible futures. There is something here for everyone who is connected to academic books – however these are defined, and whatever shape they are read in.

Author: Rebecca E. Lyons

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Called to Laugh: The Lighter Side of Missionary Life by Bruce Dana

A mission is full of spiritual highs, discouraging lows, and moments when you can’t help but laugh out loud. From doctrinal misunderstandings and language barriers to encounters with wild animals and love-struck investigators, this collection of hilarious true stories and comics celebrates the lighthearted side of missionary work. Each anecdote testifies that while God takes His work seriously, He isn’t above brightening His servants’ day with a little humor.

Author: Bruce Dana

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Yes, Mr. DeMille: At the Right Hand of a Hollywood God by Phil A. Koury

Our first meeting was in the winter of 1946.

There was nothing epic in his manner. His voice did not
sound like thunder from Mount Olympus. He stood at the door
to his office, a foot propping it open, with a warm, interested,
almost shy smile.

“Please come in.”

It wasn’t what one might have expected by way of greeting,
no outburst ripping open the gates of Hollywood or flaying the
souls of extras. A warmth filled the visitor, a feeling that he was
the most important person DeMille was to see that day. Was this
the legendary DeMille, the bruising, blistering Alexander of the
sound stages, who practiced deliberate cruelties on players and
his staff out of sheer love of exhibitionism? Was this the cine-
matic disciple whose fervor for the Bible had sent him shinnying
like an enraged Crusader up the walls of a cardboard Antioch;
whose Biblical dramas woven with human passion were pace
described as “a fraud that enabled immorality to hide behind
the protection of the Holy Book”?

Author: Phil A. Koury

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Hour Glass by David-Matthew Barnes

Hayden and Persephone Caulwell have been married for twenty-two years. Constantly referred to as “the perfect couple,” they have found themselves hiding the discord in their marriage from their family and friends. After a dinner party, they engage in a volatile confrontation and years of affairs, secrets, and emotions begin to surface. Realizing their marriage has ended, husband and wife lash out at each other until the dining room – and their lives – are left in shards. This one-act play was inspired equally by the short story ‘Bliss’ by Katherine Mansfield and the Greek myth of Persephone.

Author: David-Matthew Barnes

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Out Of My Head (2016 edition): Fuzzy Memoirs and Confused Ramblings on Stuff I Know Nothing About by Clifford James Hayes

man-tart dislike • Hitler switches • fairground life • child labour • Jamaica • Florence • banana addiction • urban sleepwalks • flying a 747 • giant spiders • beard hatred • owning half the toys in Hamleys …

What do all the above have in common? The author of this book, that’s what.

Out of My Head is an autobiographical ramble through Clifford James Hayes’s life experiences and subsequent skewed views on everything. Discover the true nature of reality and find out why fashion should be banned; understand why the world needs splugs and learn how to email yourself to distant stars.

All this and a great deal more can be found in Out of My Head!

This Revised Edition contains new content and expanded sections unavailable previously.

Author: Clifford James Hayes

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Breaking Into The Movies! – From Inglewood to Hollywood!: What Really Happens Behind The Lights And The Long Road To Get There! by Michael Uva

“Breaking Into The Movies!” It is the humorous (true) story of the life of a kid from Inglewood California, who made it up the food chain to become a world famous Motion Picture Key Grip! Michael G. Uva is the author of the world-renowned, Grip Book! (A.k.a.= The Grip Bible.) (Now in it’s fifth edition/Taylor-Francis) Why it’s even been translated into Korean. Funny thing is, Mike can’t spell or type, nor does he have any command of the English language. None of that has held him back. Actually not much holds him back. Not even a one half inch shorter left leg. (Courtesy of a motorcycle jumping accident while serving eight years in the Marines.) So after his medical discharge, he became a Licensed FAA Aircraft Mechanic at LAX in California. He later became a State Licensed Building Contractor and then on to becoming a pretty famous motion picture Key Grip in the film industry. Then he decided to author a book. It did well. So then he decided to teach at U.C.L.A. for the Extension courses. He has been there, seen that, and broke it all by himself. But you have never heard of any of the things that he has been part of? All these things, spied from behind the movie lights. All closely held and guarded set secrets… until now. He’s worked with the Lone Ranger, Elvira, Val Kilmer, Al Pacino, and a few really famous people as well.

Why would he give away these secrets you ask? I posed that very question to Mike myself. “Mike, why give away all these secrets that you have had tucked away, upstairs for over thirty-five plus years?” His answer was quite simple… “What?” (He’s a grip!)

I rewrote the question, “Why now?” His amazing answer… “It’s time!” (I reiterate; He’s a grip!)
There you have it folks, literally straight from the horses mouth… or the bulls other end!

You will just have to read it and decide for yourselves.

Author: Michael Uva

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews