My book is basically an autobiography / how to book, about the in's and outs of the entertainment industry based on my own personal experiences of pursuing several phases of the industry for the last 25 years, I still continue that pursuit today and will continue to do so. I have worked in movies, tv shows, commercials, music videos, stage productions as well as produced and hosted my own tv and radio shows, I have also recorded a country album in Nashville of which I also wrote 5 of the tracks on as well as have written three screenplays and one tv series concept of which I continue to promote today, you can also find me listed at www.imdb.com as well as find me on www.bmi.com. I have an award winning director who has submitted a letter of intent to direct the horror script that I wrote entitled The Idol. The books main focus is to guide those that wish to pursue the entertainment industry as a career in how the industry actually works as well as how to avoid the scams that are prevalent in the entertainment industry. I will place here what the back cover of my book will say and that is.
If you’re interested in working in movies or making music and you were not privileged to be born the son or daughter of an already established named actor, writer, or musician that can open the door for you, then this book is your guide. Should you decide to take that leap from the normal to what everyone else considers the abnormal career choice the advice in this book can not only save you months and years of getting that first background artist job, but can also save you hundreds and thousands of dollars that you do not need to spend in pursuit of the entertainment industry as a career. Consider this book a basic training manual, a no punches pulled guide to the obstacles that you are guaranteed to face while pursuing entertainment as the industry of your choice.
The main focus of this book is to educate those that wish to pursue show business regardless of one’s area of interest within the performing arts, whether one wants to be an actor, or writer, producer or director, songwriter or recording artist. They all have one ugly thing in common and that is the con-artist. They will promise you the world just to empty the contents of your wallet and bank account. They will prey upon your dreams so that their gain is your nightmare.
Let this book be your shield for those that will use unscrupulous and unethical tactics against you. While pursuing the entertainment industry as a career, you will also be confronted with more obstacles, walls, and closed doors, that will be just as disappointing as getting ripped off. One thing you will find is that if you can’t handle rejection and do not have thick skin then the entertainment industry definitely isn’t for you. However if you can keep getting back on that horse no matter how many times it throws you then this book will help you keep dusting yourself off and staying in the saddle.
Consider me as your wagon master guiding you through dangerous territory, with all of its unpleasantness and uncertainties, although I can’t guarantee the success of your journey through show business, as can no one, I can at least point you in the right direction so you won’t be lured off the beaten path by the bandits that hide and wait for you.
There will be those that will tell you that you will not succeed, but in my opinion if your only goal is to work in movies and you only work as a movie extra then you have succeeded, as success itself has many levels and one has to start somewhere. Trust me some of today’s big names were also once told,” go home you’ll never make it” and now they have a net worth of over $600,000,000.00. You may never become the $600,000,000.00 man or woman but no matter, follow your heart do what you love and love what you do.
This concludes what will be on the back cover of my book. It will be available in ebook form from my website www.randallrutledge.com by the end of this week or the end of next week, check the site often for it's availablity. My CD Non Stop Flight will also be available to purchase from the site as well, you'll also be able to hear sample clips off my CD from the site. The ebook will sell for $12.00 and the print version of the book will sell for $17.50 the CD Non Stop Flight will also sell for $12.00 if you would like to pre-order a copy of the book or CD, you may pay via my paypal account for now until the webiste is up at randall.wildwestwormfarm.com or mail a check or moneyorder in the amount of $17.50 for the print version of the book or $12.00 for the CD or $29.50 for both the print version of the book and the CD, to the following address:
From Movie City To Music City USA Book
221 Cook Rd. N.W.
Calhoun, GA 30701
We also accept credit cards Visa, Mastercard,and Discover if you wish to pay by credit card call your order into 1-800-486-0054 leave your name and phone number if no answer and we'll call you back as soon as possible so you can place your order. Anyone who does purchase and read the book or listen to my CD I would appreciate a review of them thank you. I will also personally autograph every book as well as every CD.
Randall Rutledge-Author, Songwriter, Screenwriter, Actor, Recording Artist, Producer.