By CBS News Reporter Actors and actresses have become increasingly famous in recent years, with an ever-growing number of critically acclaimed movies and TV shows being released.
But when it comes to Hollywood’s drama, it can seem like it’s getting harder and harder to keep up with the game.
But there are a few tips you can use to find out if you’re up to the task.1.
Read all the books in the drama world2.
Check out the reviews of the most recent films to see if there’s anything you can learn from them3.
Keep an open mind and learn as much as you can about the source material that inspired the characters and storylinesThe best way to learn about the dramas that are dominating Hollywood is to read all the works of the drama industry, said Stephen Zimring, the creator of the acclaimed drama series The Killing and author of the book, “How to Read the New Movies.”
The best way, he said, is to look at the reviews for the films that have made the most money, and to see what you can find out from the reviews.
Zimring said he learned a lot from the books he read.
For instance, he learned that the most successful dramas are made with a wide array of actors.
For example, the best dramas tend to have a male lead and a female lead, which is good for both genders, he explained.
Zimrings said that the women have to perform well on screen because the male leads have to be successful onscreen, which means they have to learn a lot.
The best thing a man can do, Zimrsing said, “is to learn to be confident, to have an open and honest mind, and then to look for the truth in the story.”2.
Watch the reviews from the major TV shows and movies3.
Use this handy resource to find the best reviews for new movies and television shows in the genre4.
Read the books on drama in the Hollywood genre: Zimrich’s books, the New York Times best-seller, “The Making of a Hollywood Drama,” by ZimRich’s daughter, Kristin Zim, and the New Yorker best-selling author, “Beware the King: How the New Hollywood Dynasty Destroyed the American Dream,” by New York Magazine’s Michael Crichton.
The books are available for free on Amazon.com, iTunes, Google Books, iBooks and Kindle.
For the best online drama books, check out Zimrock’s website, ZImRich.com.
For more great tips, check back on this page for the next installment in this series, which will run Monday through Thursday.