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HOMELESS IN HOLLYWOOD is the TRUE STORY about how one young man lived inside two major Hollywood Studios: Paramount Studios and Sunset Gower Studios for close to THREE YEARS in pursuit of a show business dream. Jim grew up in a suburb of Detroit, but after moving to California after graduating high school, he was soon accepted into California State University, Long Beach, where he majored in journalism and film. Always a big film, TV show and music buff, Jim decided to write and shoot a short film. It was in the editing this film, as well as working for the campus newspaper The Daily 49er in which Jim missed an audio tape reel-to-reel splicing assignment and was flunked from the Film Audio Class. After losing financial aid, Jim decided to leave for Hollywood, a 40 blue line train ride northwest and pursue the dream, diploma or not. Everything left to his name was inside a green Jan Sport backpack which included: two screenplays he’d written, a short film he made with fellow students at California State University, Long Beach, extra clothes and an Apple laptop. After being on the streets of Hollywood, Jim walked into Sunset Gower Studios through a slightly opened door on Gower Street, where they filmed the TV show Moesha. He would end up living inside Sunset Gower Studios for the next couple months in a cable cubbyhole atop the catwalks of STAGE 1, where Who’s The Boss? and From Here To Eternity were filmed to name a few. Inside Sunset Gower Studios, he acted his way into a cold read with Keith Wolfe a professional casting agent, got an audition for a commercial and placed one of his screenplays on the desk of a production company, while trying to make further connections for work. A couple months living on Sunset Gower Studios, Jim was found out by electricians and after being chased off the lot by armed guards, he decided Paramount Studios would be his last chance. He jumped the fence late at night and would live inside the historic movie lot for the next THREE YEARS, while surviving and trying to make his dream a reality. Inside Paramount Studios, Jim ate from the craft service tables of various TV shows like: Becker, Roswell, Judging Amy, The Amanda Show, Frasier, Roswell, Angel, Buffy The Vampire Slayer and various pilots and movies to name a few. A stray in a world of the rich and famous, Jim yearned for a chance. He would talk his way into pulling cable on a TV drama pilot, billed himself as a production assistant intern for the pilot of The Amanda Show, was a perceived reporter for Newsweek on the set of Fifteen Minutes, a Paramount promotions office employee named Bob Stanton, a court room juror extra on Judging Amy, a vampire extra of the underworld on Buffy The Vampire Slayer and an assistant editor for Judge Judy to name just a few of his prospective jobs, as well as being an extra on many other shows. Jim edited his screenplays in a Paramount Office cubicle of the promotions employee Bob Stanton and to no surprise it became a juggling act to these perceived "roles" in the air. Jim was acting for survival in a world of actors, just for the chance of making it happen. Again, this is a true story.
bound: 255 pages
publisher: Independently published (May 27, 2017)
isbn: 1521383790, 978-1521383797,
weight: 12.2 ounces