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We’ve compiled a list of resources from the pros.

Check out these books, podcasts, trade publications and suggested sites if you’re looking for an in-depth glimpse at what it’s like to work in the creative industries.


  • The Mailroom by David Rensin
  • Power House: The Untold Story of Hollywood’s Creative Artists Agency by James Andrew Miller
  • The Agency: William Morris & the Hidden History of Show Business by Frank Rose
  • Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration by Ed Catmull
  • Difficult Men: Behind the Scenes of a Creative Revolution: From The Sopranos and The Wire to Mad Men and Breaking Bad
  • The Operator: David Geffen Builds, Buys, and Sells the New Hollywood by Tom King
  • You’ll Never Eat Lunch in this Town Again by Julia Phillips
  • When Hollywood Had a King: The Reign of Lew Wasserman by Connie Bruck
  • Kid Stays in the Picture by Robert Evans
  • When I Stop Talking You’ll Know I’m Dead by Jerry Weintraub
  • The Hollywood Assistants Handbook by Peter Nowalk & Hillary Stamm