Ever see any of these movies: Beauty Shop, Die Hard 2, or Demolition Man ? Tim Cooney was working on the set of each one of those movies. He hobbbed with dozens of those famous actors you have heard of; from enlightened souls to obxious jerks, he's seen them all on the movie sets. Ever dreamed of being on a set and doing what he does? Ever dreamed of acting in a movie? Or working as a producer or director? He certainly did. But unlike most, he didn't abandon his dream of being in the movie industry when the rmal paths turned out to be fruitless. First, he tried to get in using information that was available out there; books, agencies, and the schools. One option after ather turned out to be a dead end. Instead of quitting, he invented his own method of getting the type of work that he was really interested in! Guess what? It worked. So did he go out and get a bunch of college degrees? Did he enroll in the top film schools? No, but what he did do has been included in this helpful guide, along with stories about how to start and maintain a career in the film and television business.