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Z on Location: Z Yang, Book 2) (American Girl: Z Yang #2)

by J. J. Howard

In her second novel, Z is thrilled to be going on the road to help her mom film a documentary. She might even get to interview her vlogging idol, Winter Costello, at VidCon! Eager to share her summer adventure with her friends and vlog fans, Z keeps her phone and camera at the ready. But she finds that working on a real film set takes more focus than she expected. When her love of connecting online threatens to ruin her chances of connecting in real life with her idol and fans, Z faces the ultimate test: Can she survive off-line and learn to #liveinthemoment?

Youth Theatre: Drama for Life

by Michael Richardson

Youth Theatre: Drama for Life defines the youth theatre process, by outlining its constituent parts and explaining how these activities work in order to support young people’s development. As well as describing what?is done in youth theatre, it also explores why it’s done and how to ensure the best possible outcomes. The book is in four parts: Part 1 explores the nature and purpose of youth theatre, drawing on Michael Richardson’s extensive personal experience as a practitioner and manager. Part 2 explains, in detail, the youth theatre process: warming up, playing games, voice work, developing skills, devising and the presentation of devised work. Part 3 discusses how to create an appropriate environment within which the youth theatre process can be most effectively applied. Part 4 covers the most common applications of the youth theatre process, namely using it in different education environments; and youth theatre productions and performance. On top of this, two appendices give a list of over 60 games that are useful to use in youth theatre; and a list of recommended further reading that supports this book. As well as giving key tips and advice from his own invaluable experience, Richardson offers comments from practitioners and participants on what makes a successful youth theatre experience. Michael Richardson has worked in youth theatre for over 20 years, has been involved in the training of other practitioners, and in the strategic development of the youth theatre sector in the UK.

Youth Culture in Global Cinema

by Timothy Shary Alexandra Seibel

Coming of age is a pivotal experience for everyone. So it is no surprise that filmmakers around the globe explore the experiences of growing up in their work. From blockbuster U.S. movies such as the Harry Potter series to thought-provoking foreign films such as Bend It Like Beckham and Whale Rider, films about youth delve into young people's attitudes, styles, sexuality, race, families, cultures, class, psychology, and ideas. These cinematic representations of youth also reflect perceptions about youth in their respective cultures, as well as young people's worth to the larger society. Indeed, as the contributors to this volume make plain, films about young people open a very revealing window on the attitudes and values of cultures across the globe.

You're So Sweet: Ballet School Confidential

by Charis Marsh

As the second semester at the Vancouver International Ballet Academy approaches, how will four maturing dancers face the new challenges that await them? The Vancouver International Ballet Academy has opened its doors after the winter break, and everyone is back! Julian is finding it difficult to concentrate on dance because of his family; his teachers think he could be great if he could just focus. Kaitlyn believes she’s the best dancer, but her body type is getting in the way of her (and her mother’s) dance ambitions, tempting her to lie. Alexandra is as focused as usual, but others don’t seem to understand how much time and energy she has to give to ballet if she wants to be the best. While Taylor is still criticized at VIBA, she’s getting a lot of positive attention from outside – especially from a recently retired Canadian ballerina who’s taken an interest in her and Julian. Who will get noticed in competition and the spring seminar? Whatever happens, someone’s going to lose and someone’s going to win.

You're So Cold I'm Turnin' Blue: Martha Hume's Guide to the Greatest in Country Music

by Martha Hume

from the PREFACE: Most writing about country music falls into one of three categories. There are scholarly histories and biographies, like Bill Malone's Country Music, U.S.A. and Nolan Porterfield's Jimmie Rodgers; popular "star" autobiographies, such as Loretta Lynn's Coal Miner's Daughter and Tammy Wynette's Stand By Your Man; and there are quasi-journalistic, quasi-sociological books--often anthologies--like Peter Guralnick's Lost Highway: Journeys and Arrivals of American Musicians and Paul Hemphill's Bright Lights and Country Music: The Nashville Sound. In addition to these genres there are also many collections of song folios, of use mainly to the person who wants to learn some of the music for his own enjoyment, and there is the stray piece of fiction, almost always poorly executed. While I have found much to enjoy in books from each of these categories, I haven't found any one that reflects my personal understanding of country music and its world. The histories, certainly valuable pieces of scholarship, are joyless and tedious. The star autobiographies are often fun to read and are of value as social documents, but since they pertain to individual experiences, they cannot be used to learn about the music in general. The anthologies are better, but too often the separate pieces lack a context. With this book, I am trying to provide that context in a way that is neither too scholarly nor too tedious, and in a way that I hope will be fun to read.

You're Only Old Once!

by Dr Seuss

You're Only Old Once! Is this a children's book? Well... not immediately. You buy a copy for your child now and you give it to him on his 70th birthday. If laughter is the best medicine, then You're Only Old Once! is a delightful new defense against aging. Anyone who has ever submitted to a battery of medical tests will empathize with Dr. Seuss's Everyman in this wry book. In it we follow our hapless hero through his checkup with the experts at the Golden Years Clinic. From the initial Eyesight and Solvency Test HAVE YOU ANY IDEA HOW MUCH MONEY THESE TESTS ARE COSTING YOU? --through all the stops along Stethoscope Row to finally being "properly pilled" and "properly billed," Dr. Seuss lightens the aches and pains of growing old with his inimitable wit and wisdom. While you're waiting for your child to turn 70, why not test-run You're Only Old Once! on an obsolete child now?

You're Only as Good as Your Next One

by Josh Young Mike Medavoy

"If I had a talent for anything, it was a talent for knowing who was talented."Mike Medavoy is a Hollywood rarity: a studio executive who, though never far from controversy, has remained well loved and respected through four decades of moviemaking. What further sets him apart is his role in bringing to the screen some of the most acclaimed Oscar-winning films of our time: Apocalypse Now, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Amadeus, The Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia, and Sleepless in Seattle are just some of the projects he green-lighted at United Artists, Orion, TriStar, his own Phoenix Pictures."The ultimate lose-lose situation for a studio executive: to wind up with a commercial bomb and a bad movie."Of course, there are the box office disasters, and the films, as Medavoy says, "for which I should be shot." They, too, have a place in his fascinating memoir -- a pull-no-punches account of financial and political maneuvering, and of working with the industry's brightest star power, including Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, Kevin Costner, Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Sharon Stone, Michael Douglas, Meg Ryan, and countless others."Putting together the elements of a film is a succession of best guesses."Medavoy speaks out on how movie studio buyouts have stymied the creative process and brought an end to the "hands-off" golden age of filmmaking. An eyewitness to Hollywood history in the making, he gives a powerful and poignant view of the past and future of a world he knows intimately.

You're on an Airplane: A Self-Mythologizing Memoir

by Parker Posey

Have you ever wondered what it would be like talk to Parker Posey? On an airplane, with Parker as your seat companion, perhaps? Parker’s irreverent, hilarious, and enchanting memoir gives you the incredible opportunity. Full of personal stories, whimsical how-tos, recipes, and beautiful handmade collages created by the author herself, You’re On an Airplane is a delight in every way. In her first book, actress and star of movies such as Dazed and Confused, Party Girl, You’ve Got Mail, The House of Yes, and so many more, Posey opens up about the art of acting, life on the set, and the realities of its accompanying fame. A funny and colorful southern childhood prepared Posey for a life of creating and entertaining, which not only extends to acting but to the craft of pottery, sewing, collage, yoga, and cooking, all of which readers will find in this whimsical, hilarious, always entertaining book. Parker takes us into her childhood home, behind the scenes of the indie film revolution in the 90s, the delightful absurdity of the big-budget genre thrillers she’s turned into art in a whole new way, and the creativity that will always be part of both her acting and her personal life. With Posey’s memorable, hilarious, and poignant voice, her book gives the reader a feeling of traveling through not only a memoir, but an exploration, meditation, and celebration of what it means to be an artist. Buckle up and enjoy the journey.

You're Not Dead Until You're Forgotten

by John Dunning Bill Brownstein

Much to his chagrin, John Dunning was born into the movie business. But once he came to accept his career fate, he developed a great passion for making movies, and ultimately became Canada's pre-eminent B-movie producer, with a knack for developing young talent. In You're Not Dead until You're Forgotten, Dunning, in forthright and charming fashion, recounts his rough-and-tumble upbringing in the Montreal suburb of Verdun in the 1930s, his modest start in the film industry behind the candy counter of his family's movie theatre, and later, his ventures into film distribution and production. In the 1960s Dunning, along with financial wizard André Link, founded Cinepix, which eventually merged into the Lionsgate Entertainment film colossus. Specializing in such exploitation genres as raucous comedy, groundbreaking Québécois "maple syrup porn" and horror films, Cinepix churned out cult classics like Valérie, Shivers, Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS, and Meatballs. Dunning's detailed recollections of making these movies provide a rare, candid, and witty take on how the film industry really works. Driven to succeed in the face of arbitrary censors, parochial Canadian critics, and controlling government funding agencies, Dunning and Link developed a formula for producing controversial, moneymaking movies, and helped launch the careers of such luminaries-to-be as David Cronenberg, Ivan Reitman, and Don Carmody. Cronenberg has called John Dunning "the unacknowledged godfather of an entire generation of Canadian filmmakers." Illustrated with personal photos and film stills, You're Not Dead Until You're Forgotten finally gives this pioneer Canadian filmmaker his long-overdue spotlight.

You're Not a Kid Anymore...

by Jeff Foxworthy

How did this happen? Where did the years go? The irony of it all hit me not long ago, as my wife and I and several friends were looking through old photo albums. We came across some photos of yours truly decked out in my hottest disco threads (skin-tight, shiny copper pants and a cream colored silk shirt ... John Travolta, eat your heart out). Well, the rest of the group was laughing so hard the dryness of their underwear was in serious jeopardy. I just sat there thinking, "#*@!, that was probably the coolest I'll ever be in my life! Cool, not funny."

You're Lucky You're Funny: How Life Becomes a Sitcom

by Phil Rosenthal

The creator and executive producer of Everybody Loves Raymond, on how to make a sitcom classic and keep laughing This laugh-out-loud memoir takes readers backstage and inside the writers' room of one of America's best-loved shows. <P><P> With more than 17 million viewers and more than seventy Emmy nominations--including two wins for best comedy--Everybody Loves Raymond reigned supreme in television comedy for almost a decade. Phil Rosenthal was there at the beginning. United by a shared lifetime of family dysfunction, he and Ray Romano found endless material to keep the show fresh and funny for its entire run. Alongside hilarious anecdotes from the series and his own career misadventures prior to working on the show, Rosenthal provides an enlightening and entertaining look at how sitcoms are written and characters developed. <P>You're Lucky You're Funny is an inspiration to aspiring creators of comedy and a must read for the show's millions of devoted fans.

You're Better Than Me

by Bonnie Mcfarlane

In the spirit of Mindy Kaling, Kelly Oxford, and Sarah Silverman, a compulsively readable and outrageously funny memoir of growing up as a fish out of water, finding your voice, and embracing your inner crazy-person, from popular actress, writer, and comedian Bonnie McFarlane. It took Bonnie McFarlane a lot of time, effort, and tequila to get to where she is today. Before she starred on Last Comic Standing and directed her own films, she was an inappropriately loud tomboy growing up on her parents' farm in Cold Lake, Canada, wetting her pants during standardized tests and killing chickens. Desperate to find "her people"--like-minded souls who wouldn't judge her because she was honest, ruthless, and okay, sometimes really rude--Bonnie turned to comedy. In her explosively funny and no-holds-barred memoir, Bonnie tells it like it is, and lays bare all of her smart (and her not-so-smart) decisions along her way to finding her friends and her comedic voice.From fistfights in elementary school to riding motorcycles to the World Famous Comic Strip, to Late Night with David Letterman, and through to her infamous "c" word bit on Last Comic Standing, You're Better Than Me is her funny and outrageous trip through the good, bad, and ugly of her life in comedy. McFarlane doesn't always keep her mouth shut when she should, but at least she makes people laugh. And that's all that matters, right?

You're a Horrible Person, But I Like You

by The Believer

A compendium of advice from the producers, writers, and actors of The Office, Saturday Night Live, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Knocked Up, Flight of the Conchords, The Daily Show, Arrested Development, Reno 911!, and The Hangover along with other people who should really never give advice. In these pages Fred Armisen offers help telling your dad you're a lesbian--give him the phone number and he'll do it for you. Mindy Kaling provides guidance on ending things with your mistress--dude, you totally have to kill her. Rainn Wilson offers insight on contacting that girl you dreamed about last night--he has created all-purpose web portal for such interactions. Amy Sedaris identifies the best way to a man's heart--bone saw through the chest cavity. Aziz Ansari, Judd Apatow, Fred Armisen, Maria Bamford, Todd Barry, Samantha Bee, Michael Ian Black, Andy Borowitz, Michael Cera, Vernon Chatman, Rob Corddry, David Cross, Larry Doyle, Paul Feig, Jim Gaffigan, Zach Galifianakis, Janeane Garofalo, Daniel Handler, Todd Hanson, Tim Heidecker, Ed Helms, Buck Henry, Mindy Kaling, John Lee, Thomas Lennon, Al Madrigal, Aasif Mandvi, Marc Maron, Adam McKay, Eugene Mirman, Morgan Murphy, Bob Odenkirk, John Oliver, Patton Oswalt, Martha Plimpton, Harold Ramis, Amy Sedaris, Michael Showalter, Sarah Silverman, Paul F. Tompkins, Sarah Vowell, David Wain, Eric Wareheim, Rainn Wilson, Lizz WinsteadFrom the Trade Paperback edition.

Your Writing Coach

by Jurgen Wolff

According to a recent survey, 81% of adults harbor dreams of writing-but of those, only 2% have actually completed a manuscript. Jurgen Wolff's writing guide helps readers realize their dreams of becoming a successful writer. As a successful author with experience in feature films, television, radio, books, newspapers, plays-as well as credits from Hollywood and the BBC-Wolff teaches writers how to avoid procrastination and find time to write, create vivid characters, obtain an agent, and more. Novels, screenplays, short stories, articles, memoirs, and poetry are all included in Wolff's comprehensive approach. Your Writing Coach provides powerful tips for every writer and includes updated advice on marketing techniques for the twenty-first century.

Your Creative Writing Masterclass

by Jurgen Wolff

In this book of highly practical advice and informative exercises, using quotes from diaries, interviews and autobiographies, the masters of contemporary and classic fiction are gathered together to impart lessons from their own careers: Charles Dickens drops in to help you create exciting characters; Ernest Hemingway helps you figure out how to write concisely and powerfully; and Jane Austen shows you show to make the reader warm to an unsympathetic character. Using a combination of tried-and-tested advice and ingenious applications, Your Creative Writing Masterclass helps the budding writer to finesse her talent, flesh out characters, write to her market, and-most importantly-overcome psychological obstructions and put pen to paper. More than just a 'how-to' book, Your Creative Writing Masterclass is a friendly companion and coach which will provide the advice needed to become a full-time writer.

Your Child's Career in Music and Entertainment: The Prudent Parent's Guide from Start to Stardom

by Steven C. Beer Kathryne Badura

In today’s competitive society, parents face great pressure to encourage their children to follow their dreams and strive for excellence. Organized in a practical question-and-answer format, Your Child’s Career in Music and Entertainment: The Prudent Parent’s Guide raises and addresses many of the issues parents encounter when seeking to turn their children’s creative passion and talent into a sustainable career in entertainment. Topics include: *Knowing which professionals to consult and when *Finding and preparing for auditions *Dealing with the financial aspects *Understanding statutory and regulatory legal protections for children *Creating balance for the whole family Most importantly, maintaining a child’s health and happiness is underlined throughout. Drawing on author Steven Beer’s extensive contacts in the industry, the book quotes the personal experiences of industry players, stars and their parents, and veteran sources. This indispensable guide will help parents ensure that their children are instilled with morals and values that will make them not just good performers, but good people, capable of becoming responsible adults who will run their own careers someday.

Your Child and the Piano: How to Enrich and Share in Your Child's Musical Experience

by Margaret Grant

Grant shows parents and teachers how they can take their children through the first few months of piano instruction in a way that brings pleasure to all.

Your Career in Animation: How to Survive and Thrive

by David B. Levy

Great ideas for animators who are starting out or looking for their next job Packed with information and insights Perfect for film students and art students. Animation is a multibillion-dollar industry. Here's an insider's guide to getting into that industry, staying there, and getting ahead. Author David B. Levy has interviewed the top pros in animation, including Steven Hillenburg, creator of SpongeBob SquarePants; Al Brodax, producer of Yellow Submarine; Teddy Newton, character designer on The Incredibles; Linda Simensky, senior director of PBS Kids; John R. Dilworth, creator of Courage the Cowardly Dog; and dozens of others to get their insights on creating a portfolio or reel, meeting animators, networking, and making the leap from working for others to pitching and selling. A resource section lists animation schools, film festivals, studios, Web sites, and publications to get budding animators off to an animated start.

Your Body Knows: A Movement Guide for Actors

by Jana Tift Meade Andrews

Your Body Knows provides the foundation actors need to move with ease and power. It is a practical guide to movement starting at the very beginning: knowing your body and experiencing how it works. Through the work of F.M. Alexander, Rudolf Laban, and Michael Chekhov, this book offers basic training in movement fundamentals. Its step-by-step process supports the actor's work in any acting or movement training program and as a working professional. The book focuses on three main areas of exploration: Body facts – Know your body and its design for movement. Let go of misinformed ideas about your body. Move more freely, avoid injury, and develop a strong body-mind connection. Movement facts – What is movement? Discover the movement fundamentals that can serve your art. Explore new ways of moving. Creative Inspiration – Connect your body, mind, and imagination to liberate authentic and expressive character movement. Your Body Knows: A Movement Guide for Actors is an excellent resource for acting students and their teachers, promoting a strong onstage presence and awakening unlimited potential for creative expression.

Your Beauty Mark

by Dita Von Teese

From burlesque show to fashion runway, magazine cover to Internet video, style icon and "burlesque superheroine" (Vanity Fair) Dita Von Teese has undergone more strokes of red lipstick, bursts of hair spray, boxes of blue-black hair dye, and pats of powder in a month than a drag queen could dream of in a lifetime. Whether she's dazzling audiences while swirling in a towering martini glass in Swarovski-crystal-covered pasties and stilettos or sparking camera flashes on the red carpet, one reality is constant: for this self-styled star, beauty is an art.Now, for the first time in her Technicolor career, Dita divulges the beauty wisdom that keeps her on international best-dressed lists and high-profile fashion show rosters. In Your Beauty Mark: The Ultimate Guide to Eccentric Glamour, Dita and collaborator Rose Apodaca take you through every step of Dita's glamour arsenal, and includes her confidantes--masters in makeup, hair, medicine, and exercise, as well as some of the world's most eccentric beauties--for authoritative advice. Packed with sound nutrition and exercise guidance, skin care and scent insight, as well as accessible techniques for creating bombshell hairstyles and makeup looks and more, this inspiring resource shares the skills, history, and lessons you need to enhance your individual gifts and realize your own beauty mark.

Young Winstone

by Ray Winstone

Ray Winstone's amazing talent for bringing out the humanity buried inside his often brutal screen characters - violent offender in Scum, wife-beater in Nil by Mouth, retired blagger in Sexy Beast - has made him one of the most charismatic actors of his generation. But how do these uncompromising and often haunting performances square with his off-duty reputation as the ultimate salt-of-the-earth diamond geezer? The answer lies in the East End of his youth. Revisiting the bomb-sites and boozers of his childhood and adolescence, Ray Winstone takes the reader on an unforgettable tour of a cockney heartland which is at once irresistibly mythic and undeniably real. Told with its author's trademark blend of brutal directness and roguish wit, Young Winstone offers a fascinating insight into the social history of East London, as well as a school of hard knocks coming-of-age story with a powerful emotional punch.

Young, Rich, and Dangerous

by Samantha Marshall Jermaine Dupri

Jermaine Dupri has reached modern-day mythical status in the music industry. He is the power behindthe music of top artists including Mariah Carey,Usher, Lil Jon, and Janet Jackson. At the age of sixteen, Jermaine Dupri had discovered the child rap duo Kris Kross; by the age of nineteen, Dupri had produced a platinum album and had become a millionaire; and by twenty he was operating his own independent record label, So So Def. Today Dupri is the president of Island Records Urban Music, and the youngest of three hip-hop moguls holding executive positions at large labels. More than your average memoir, Young, Rich, and Dangerous is a road map for thousands who dream about making it big in the realm of entertainment or in the boardroom. What really happens behind the music? Dupri traces his experience in the music business, providing priceless advice for aspirants -- whether it's rappers, producers, or executives who will follow in his footsteps. Enriched with never-before-seen photographs from studios, parties, and awards shows with our favorite celebrities, Young, Rich, and Dangerous allows all readers an inside look at the most exciting moments of this hit-maker's life among the best in the business.

Young People, New Theatre: A Practical Guide to an Intercultural Process

by Noël Greig

Young People, New Theatre is a ‘how-to’ book; exploring and explaining the process of collaborating creatively with groups of young people across cultural divides. Organized into exercises, case studies and specific topics, this book plots a route for those wishing to put this kind of theatre into practise. Born out of the hugely successful ‘Contacting the World’ festival, it is the first practical handbook in this field. Topics include: debating the shared world What is collaboration? different ways of working adapting to specific age groups and abilities post-project evaluations.

Young Orson

by Patrick Mcgilligan

"A remarkable, eye-opening biography . . . McGilligan's Orson is a Welles for a new generation, [a portrait] in tune with Patti Smith's Just Kids."--A. S. Hamrah, BookforumNo American artist or entertainer has enjoyed a more dramatic rise than Orson Welles. At the age of sixteen, he charmed his way into a precocious acting debut in Dublin's Gate Theatre. By nineteen, he had published a book on Shakespeare and toured the United States. At twenty, he directed a landmark all-black production of Macbeth in Harlem, and the following year masterminded the legendary WPA production of Marc Blitzstein's agitprop musical The Cradle Will Rock. After founding the Mercury Theatre, he mounted a radio production of The War of the Worlds that made headlines internationally. Then, at twenty-four, Welles signed a Hollywood contract granting him unprecedented freedom as a writer, director, producer, and star--paving the way for the creation of Citizen Kane, considered by many to be the greatest film in history.Drawing on years of deep research, acclaimed biographer Patrick McGilligan conjures the young man's Wisconsin background with Dickensian richness and detail: his childhood as the second son of a troubled industrialist father and a musically gifted, politically active mother; his youthful immersion in theater, opera, and magic in nearby Chicago; his teenage sojourns through rural Ireland, Spain, and the Far East; and his emergence as a maverick theater artist. Sifting fact from legend, McGilligan unearths long-buried writings from Welles's school years; delves into his relationships with mentors Dr. Maurice Bernstein, Roger Hill, and Thornton Wilder; explores his partnerships with producer John Houseman and actor Joseph Cotten; reveals the truth of his marriage to actress Virginia Nicolson and rumored affairs with actresses Dolores Del Rio and Geraldine Fitzgerald (including a suspect paternity claim); and traces the story of his troubled brother, Dick Welles, whose mysterious decline ran counter to Orson's swift ascent. And, through it all, we watch in awe as this whirlwind of talent--hailed hopefully from boyhood as a "genius"--collects the raw material that he and his co-writer, the cantankerous Herman J. Mankiewicz, would mold into the story of Charles Foster Kane.Filled with insight and revelation--including the surprising true origin and meaning of "Rosebud"--Young Orson is an eye-opening look at the arrival of a talent both monumental and misunderstood.

The Young Investigator's Guide to Ancient Aliens

by History Channel

As a tie-in to the wildly successful History Channel show, here's a book filled with fascinating tales, ancient folklore, and compelling evidence of the role extraterrestrials may have played in human history. What really happened to the dinosaurs? Who actually built the ancient pyramids in Egypt? Are airplanes really as modern as we think they are? This book takes a close look at landmark events throughout history and asks the question: What if aliens were involved? Spanning history, from the earliest of human civilizations to the modern period, this book exposes evidence of the presence of extraterrestrials in some of our most triumphant and devastating moments.

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