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The Hollywood MBA : A Crash Course in Management from a Life in the Film Business, Hardback Book

The Hollywood MBA : A Crash Course in Management from a Life in the Film Business Hardback


What would you do if alligators were loose in your office? Or if your place of business changed 80 times during a four month period?

What if two of your key employees were infant twins? Or you were asked to manage 130 people who were hired yesterday?

Successful management isn't about what you want the question is, what I do you NEED?

Tom Reilly has faced these obstacles and thousands more in his three-decade career managing major motion pictures.

An experienced professional filmmaker, he's led more than 100,000 employees and been responsible for overseeing over two billion dollars in pro-rated production budgets.

Without an office or a single sick day in over thirty years, Reilly was forced to adopt and hone a unique set of strategies to accommodate for extreme workplace conditions and the challenge of leading and managing big budget projects, a revolving-door workforce of technicians, and actors such as Al Pacino, Robert de Niro, Woody Allen, Barbra Streisand, Sean Connery, and Harrison Ford. Reilly explores the ten key strategies he utilised to manage big crews, big budgets, and big personalities on major motion pictures, and shows us how these strategies can be leveraged in any business for success.

With an eye for making small adjustments to management strategy that produce big results, Reilly utilises the narrative backdrop of the film set as an extreme case study in modern management identifying proven, easy-to- implement, and often counter intuitive practices that will increase engagement, team cohesion, efficiency, creativity, quality, and the bottom line in any industry.