Ready for your Close Up? by G. Shields

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This book offers a core account of collegiate backgrounds of recognized and influential professionals in the film industry. Film students and aficionados will appreciate the select listing of awards, stage, film, and television biographies of those profiled who act, direct, write and produce for the cinematic screen.

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Distributed by Ingram, ISBN 978-1-941271-63-6.

About the Author:

G. Shields earned her B.A. in Mass Communication from California State University, Hayward. She is a former Post Graduate Recruitment Counselor at University of California, Los Angeles and featured book review columnist and writer for the Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper, Holloway House Publications, Soul Magazine, Nommo: The Power of the Word and African American Heritage Magazine.



Third Edition: Ready For Your Close Up? African Americans And Internationals In Cinema Who Are College Graduates is a reference recommended for both performing arts collections and high school to college ethnic studies readers, and lists the awards and stage, film, and television resumes of selected African American individuals who act, direct, write, and produce for the film industry. It provides a chronological arrangement from cinema’s early pioneers to modern independent filmmakers, is intended for avid film enthusiasts as well as students who intend to make a career in this profession, and lists cinematic occupations in the fields of acting, directing, screenwriting, and cinematography.

From biographical profiles of selected actors, actresses, athletes who transitioned to film and made successful names for themselves to lists of their awards, movies, made-for-television movies, and family details, this compendium of profiles offers inspiration by example. The A-Z listing makes it easy to either locate particular names or browse the list.

Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Review

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