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CAREERS IN TELEVISION by Howard J. Blumenthal


by Howard J. Blumenthal & photographed by Howard J. Blumenthal

Age Range: 12 & up

Pub Date: Jan. 1st, 1992
ISBN: 0-316-10076-5
Publisher: Little, Brown

 Nineteen professionals in the TV industry (sales manager, set designer, anchor person, technical/lighting director, writer, program-development executive, etc.) describe their careers and daily activities. In the new ``You Can Do It!'' series, the book is crammed with quotes, practical tips on getting started, and sources of career information. It also lists cable and broadcast networks and production companies, and gives information on periodicals and books of interest. Ardent TV fans will appreciate the many b&w photos of these successful pros and the blow-by-blow descriptions of their careers. The text is a bit breathless, and the format is busy with photos and a running side panel, called ``lingo,'' which explains technical and special terms like ``robotic camera,'' ``pixel,'' ``cel,'' ``sweetening,'' ``ISO,'' and ``bump page.'' Good, current career information for the serious teen. (Nonfiction. 12+)