Originally published in 1986, Reel Power is a comprehensive look at how Hollywood works—who has the power and how deals are made
Drawings and interviews with more than 200 top film industry insiders—directors, producers, writers, performers, agents, and journalists—Litwak leads us through the maze of Hollywood politics. Well-written, and filled with case histories of specific films, Reel Power tears down myths, relates anecdotes, and reveals the inner workings of the Hollywood film business.
“A painfully accurate look at the movie business today. A real eye-opener.”
—James Bridges, Director, Urban Cowboy, The China Syndrome
“Fascinating in its pertinence and exacting in its description of the day-to-day processes involved in setting up a movie… It is a primer for anyone interested in the movie business. If you want to earn your living in Hollywood, read it and save five years apprenticeship.”
“…A chilling study of that frightening creature that is the New Hollywood.”
“Accurate… An exhaustive breakdown of the industry today.”
“…Unprecedented detail on the fragmentation of the executive power in Hollywood…Litwak is on solid ground.”