New Year, New Cheer Giveaway Hop! (ends 1/18/16)

January 3, 2017

Welcome to the New Year, New Cheer Giveaway Hop brought to you by The Hopping Bloggers!

HOSTED BY: Mama Smith’s and Women and Their Pretties

Many bloggers have come together to bring you some amazing prizes! Each prize is worth a minimum of $15, but some are worth much more. There is no limit to how many you can win – so enter them all! GOOD LUCK!

ON MY SITE THERE ARE TWO FABULOUS BOOKS WITH THE COMBINATION RETAIL VALUE OF $46. BOTH ARE NON-FICTION!

(Sorry, only U.S./Can Residents may enter this Giveaway)

THE FIRST IS AN AMAZING TRUE MEMOIRS PROVIDED BY THE AURTHOR AND Westwind Communications http://www.book-marketing-expert.com/; http://www.westwindcos.com/

  The Passion Behind the Movie MAKING THE ELEPHANT MAN –A PRODUCER’S MEMOIR

(ISBN  973-1476666624), Mcfarland & Co Inc publisher, December 30, 2016, 277 pages
Los Angeles, CA – Academy Award winning film producer Jonathan Sanger has once again given us a provocative tale that reaches audiences at the core of their heart, only this time his medium is print instead of film. His book “Making the Elephant Man: A Producer’s Memoir” gives us an insider’s look at the creation of one of the first ever indie films and a box-office smash, as well as a peek into the early careers of movie greats David Lynch, Mel Brooks and Anthony Hopkins.
Sanger’s memoir details the challenge of transforming a true story about a nineteenth century sideshow freak into the iconic art film, THE ELEPHANT MAN, that continues to be a gold standard for artful cinematic creativity today.
Buy Links: $29.95 in Paperback and Kindle available on Amazon or on the author’s website www.JonathanSangerProductions.com 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Jonathan Sanger was born in Brooklyn but now lives in Los Angeles while maintaining an apartment in SoHo in New York City. Sanger spent much of his early childhood traveling with his family around Central and South America. His interest in theater stemmed from his undergraduate years at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was Chairman of the Board of The Pennsylvania Players, and President of the Performing Arts Council. At the graduate level, Sanger attended the Annenberg School of Communications at the University of Pennsylvania, studying documentary and bio-based filmmaking.
After graduating, Sanger joined the Peace Corps in a special program with an emphasis on television and film production. After the Peace Corps he worked on documentary films in Ecuador, Chile and Mexico for NBC’s International Zone. Soon after, he became Associate Editor for Americás, a cultural magazine published by The Organization of American States, where he wrote and translated articles and stories. Sanger was contracted by the Encyclopædia Britannica to write the article on Bogotá, Colombia for Britannica 3.
In 1971 Sanger was accepted as a member of the Directors Guild of America Training Program and worked on several films shot in New York, among which were Across 110th Street, Harry and Tonto and Next Stop, Greenwich Village. Moving to Los Angeles in 1976, Sanger worked for Lorimar Television on network television series The Blue Knight and Eight Is Enough. In1978 he was Mel Brooks’ Assistant Director on High Anxiety, which led to a long professional association. For Brooks’ wife, Anne Bancroft’s feature directorial debut film Fatso, Sanger served as Associate Producer. During this period Sanger had acquired the rights to the script of The Elephant Man – his first production which led to a successful career in both producing and directing films such as Frances, Without Limits, Vanilla Sky, Flight of the Navigator, The Producers, and Code Name: Emerald.
Sanger has also produced the Broadway musical Baby It’s You and created Chanticleer Films to encourage young professionals to direct 35mm feature quality short films to jump start their careers, often winning major awards for the resulting films. Sanger has had twenty Academy Award nominations and three wins, won a Christopher Award, a BAFTA Award for Best Film (British Academy of Film and Television Arts), a César Award, Scholastic Magazine’s Bell Ringer Award, an AARP Movies For Grownups Award, and a CINE Golden Eagle Award (Council on International Non-Theatrical Events). Sanger was named Filmmaker-in-Residence at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts during the spring semester of 2010 and was made Adjunct Professor in 2011, teaching a course in Creative Producing. He has been a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences since 1981 and is a member of the Directors Guild of America (DGA), the Producers Guild of America (PGA) serving on its National Board, and the Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA).

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THE SECOND BUT NOT THE LEAST BOOK IS PROVIDED BY QUARTO BOOK PUBLISHING WRITTEN FOR KIDS BUT YA AND ADULTS CAN BENNEFIT AS WELL!

ISBN: 9781682970225
Size: 10 in x 8 in / 254 mm x 203 mm
Age Range: 9-12 years
Publisher: QEB Publishing; Published: Sep. 21, 2016
Series: 50 Things You Should Know About
From the rock and pop of Western youth culture to the haunting sounds of traditional Mongolian throat singers, all humans in all parts of the world make music. Its harmonies affect us in a deep way and its beauty is universal.
We have developed hundreds of styles of music played with all kinds of instruments, large and small. The very first instruments were simple flutes made from animal bones, but we soon developed a vast array, making all kinds of sounds. Today we can use the latest computer technology to create any sound imaginable, and musicians continue to explore the endless possibilities of music. Presented chronologically to show how music has developed and changed over time, this book pinpoints the musicians, genres and musical events that everyone should know.

  | Buy from an Online Retailer  US: $15.95

Rob Baker is a music teacher, ethnomusicologist and author who specializes in the social influences on music around the world. His teaching experience has taken him to schools in West Africa, Germany, the UK, Singapore Thailand and the USA. His experience in ethnomusicology has given him an in-depth knowledge of a broad range of musical styles, instruments and traditions from around the world.
https://www.facebook.com/QuartoKnows | https://twitter.com/quartoknows

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6 Comments

  • June S. January 5, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    When is this giveaway going to start? I would love to enter it.

  • June S. January 10, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    I like this the most about the making of the Elephant Man book; SANGER’S MEMOIR DETAILS THE CHALLENGE OF TRANSFORMING A TRUE STORY ABOUT A NINETEENTH CENTURY SIDESHOW FREAK INTO THE ICONIC ART FILM, THE ELEPHANT MAN, THAT CONTINUES TO BE A GOLD STANDARD FOR ARTFUL CINEMATIC CREATIVITY TODAY.

  • John Smith January 10, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    Both books sound fascinating. Moviemaking sounds impressive, but the subject matter of the film is intrinsically sad. I’d like to know the things about music I should know.

  • M Moore January 11, 2017 at 3:26 am

    I think I would enjoy 50 Things You Should Know About Music as much as my kids!

  • Jana Leah January 13, 2017 at 12:20 am

    It would be great to know all about music & musical events.

  • Laura January 18, 2017 at 10:58 pm

    The 50 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT MUSIC would be great for my nieces! Sounds very interesting!