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Independent Ed

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Independent Ed by Edward Burns and Todd Gold
Paperback $16.00
Nov 10, 2015 | ISBN 9781592409334

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Praise

“Every young, hungry, creative person should view this as a textbook…. It’s a how-to.” —Matt Lauer, Today 

“‘Independent Ed’ is Burns’ inspirational speech to filmmakers wondering how to begin, or how to keep going.” – Newsday
 
“Mr. Burns’ charm stems largely from his ability to play the nice, real guy – the sort of guy who, despite landing roles in Hollywood films like “Saving Private Ryan,” gets excited when Al Pacino says hi to him in a restaurant.” –The Wall Street Journal, Weekend Journal
 
Independent Ed… doubles as a handbook for aspiring filmmakers who need to stay afloat in an ever-mutating business.” – Metro New York
 
“[Ed Burns] prides himself on his ability to pitch, making it  ‘feel like I was telling a story while sitting at the bar with a beer in my hand.’ Fortunately, that’s also the easy tone of his memoir, which focuses on his hardscrabble moviemaking career after his initial brush with success 20 years ago.” – Entertainment Weekly
 
“His book is an attempt to dispel some of the myth surrounding filmmaking, and to explain it’s like any other craft. A unique voice, thick skin, and a deep love of the work are required … and while he makes clear they don’t by themselves ensure success, he’s used them to find his own fulfillment and to help keep the self-doubt that confronts any artist at bay.” – The Week
 
Chronicling the struggles and the long hours as well as the heady moments when months of planning and writing come to fruition, Independent Ed is a must-read for movie fans, film students, and everyone who loves a gripping tale about what it takes to forge your own path in work and life.” – Red Carpet Crash

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