If the proof is in the pudding, then the co-authors of Hire Me, Hollywood! Your Behind-the-Scenes Guide to the Most Exciting–and Unexpected–Jobs in Show Business certainly seem to have sufficient subject matter expertise. Mark Scherzer, now based in New York, works for Reelz Channel as a writer-producer, while Keith Fenimore tools around daily for some guy named Howard Stern.
Among those interviewed for the book are Stan Lee, True Blood actor Sam Trammell, Entertainment Tonight co-host Mark Steines and Live with Regis and Kelly producer Michael Gelman. Scherzer came to LA from Montreal way back in 1991 and ahead of a book signing in his hometown this weekend, he confirmed to the Montreal Gazette that two golden rules still hold true:
Nearly everyone profiled in the book started at the bottom and worked his or her way up. Lee filled inkwells at a New York publishing house; hairstylist-to-the-stars Ryan Randall began as an unpaid intern on American Idol. But the one trait Scherzer and Fenimore’s subjects share is drive: “They all had passion. They weren’t going to dabble. They were going to do this 100 per cent,” said Scherzer.
True to Tinseltown, these authors may have stumbled into their own lucrative franchise. Scherzer tells the paper they are already at work on a second Hire Me tome focused on the fashion industry.