Jim Jermanok’s highly anticipated book
BEYOND THE CRAFT: What You Need To Know To Make A Living Creatively! is a revolutionary, current and insider’s guide to doing what you need to do to make a living creatively. This bottom-line volume offers a unique strategy, philosophy and even vocabulary for the enormous worldwide audience of aspiring, working, and successful creative professionals and students. It is based on those habits, tools, qualities that successful creatives share and is intended to empower you to reach the next level of your career without solely relying on others: agents, managers and other gatekeepers (casting directors, producers, etc.).
“Everyone should read this book!”MARTIN LANDAU, Oscar-winning Actor
“A concise, easy-to-read and fabulously serviceable guide to finding your way round the apparently complex, baffling and unwelcoming world of the creative media. Few people are in a better position than Jim Jermanok, who has done it all, to guide the novice and even the experienced practitioner. Highly recommended.”STEPHEN FRY, Actor, Writer, Director
“Jim Jermanok’s “Beyond the Craft” are the CliffsNotes for people hoping to make it in the business of creative pursuit; a MapQuest tour through the baffling and congested world of entertainment and media.”STEVE KROFT, CBS News Correspondent for “60 Minutes,” 5-time Peabody Award Winner
Using his own real-life experiences from an active and impressive 30-year career, Jim Jermanok will cover: distinguishing yourself; building confidence; obtaining and working with agents & managers; learning the business; effective networking with a simple networking system; the art of the schmooze; evaluating survival and industry jobs; new opportunities in new media, among many other essential topics. Jim was a beloved agent at ICM and has worked with many stars: Alan Arkin, E.L. Doctorow, Helen Hayes, Ben Kingsley, Shirley MacLaine, Arthur Miller, Dudley Moore, Andy Rooney and Henry Winkler, among others. Now Jim writes, directs and produces films, documentaries, TV and New Media.