Pollyanna's Tear Soaked Battlefields of Hollywood

Pollyanna's Tear Soaked Battlefields of Hollywood: A Survival Guide Against the Cynicism and the Hypocritical. An honest guide through the pitfalls of Hollywood
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Orlando Delbert
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Los Angeles, California
United States
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Welcome to Pollyanna's Tear Soaked Battlefields of Hollywood: A Survival Guide Against the Cynicism and the Hypocritical. Phew, what a title. I will do my best to make sure this book earns it.

ABOUT “POLLYANNA,” AND THE CAMPAIGN

Pollyanna’s Tear Soaked Battlefields of Hollywood: A Survival Guide Against the Cynicism and the Hypocritical, written by Emmy® Award Winner Orlando Delbert, is a true-to-life preparatory tale of what to expect when attempting to make it in Hollywood. A straightforward and unapologetic offering of real-life stories and events designed to steer the reader through the many pitfalls that everyone encounters.

Whether someone dreams of becoming a blockbuster director, an award winning actor, a platinum-selling recording artist, or any of the hundreds of other professions needed to be part of a Hollywood project, the foundations for success are the same. ‘Pollyanna’ makes it clear that talent alone is not always enough to succeed.

“Very few people that come to Hollywood stumble into success and prosperity without some kind of price to pay,” said Orlando Delbert. “Many people don’t even have a realistic plan when they arrive and honestly believe they will be discovered based on hubris or good looks alone.” Leaving trivial gossip at the door, Delbert offers an honest guide to reinforce the importance of planning, nurturing your inner strength, and becoming resilient enough to succeed.

If you think you have the talent, drive, and dedication to make it in Hollywood, then this book is for you.

CLICK HERE to read an example of the book: The great façade of a perceived reality.

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WHAT THE FUNDING IS FOR

The first draft of “Pollyanna” has been completed and is in need of a final pass. Our editor has done a great job, but we feel there should be one more set of eyes to go through and make one final set of notes for possible revisions if needed. Funding will be for:

            • Additional Manuscript preparation and formatting

            • Copy-editing and proofreading

            • E-Conversion and delivery

We also need to assemble a marketing campaign. This will involve a marketing strategy that includes:

            • Press Releases

            • Video Promotions

            • Video Testimonials and Reviews

            • Online Presence including Social Media and Blogs

            • Additional artwork

Depending on the money that is raised, we may be offering a paperback first edition in the future.

WHAT YOU GET FOR CONTRIBUTING

As a contributor, you are part of a project that could help reduce hardship, including saving individuals from being sexually assaulted or raped, becoming homeless or left for dead. “Pollyanna” hopes to impact the many individuals desperate to become famous that lack life experience and the resilience to truly succeed.

You are also PRE-ORDERING a first edition of Pollyanna’s Tear Soaked Battlefields of Hollywood: A Survival Guide Against the Cynicism and the Hypocritical before the official release planned for March 2013. The book will be available as a digital download either as a PDF that can be read on mobile devices, as well as on your desktop computer, an EPUB file for most mobile devices, or a MOBI file for Kindle. 

THE IMPACT

The beta readers have all agreed to the importance of “Pollyanna” as a tool, not only for success in the trenches of day-to-day life in Hollywood, but also for our personal lives as well. “Pollyanna” offers true stories that are seen daily in and around the entertainment industry. There are many toxic and predatory individuals taking advantage of the young and naïve. The book offers a brutally honest perspective of a side of “the biz” that few know exists!

OTHER WAYS YOU CAN HELP

            • Check out the official webpage: www.otkmediagroup.com

            • Preorder your copies today and spread the word

            • Tell others about “Pollyanna” and this campaign

            • Enjoy the book

REVIEWS

Visual Effects Supervisor Frank Rosowski.

“I only wish I had this when I went to LA my first time all those years ago. Honest, poignant and wholly true. The "real" Good, Bad and the Ugly - The L.A. Manual.”

Visual Effects Supervisor Frank Rosowski.

Film Director and Producer Wendell Hubbard.

“He doesn’t pull any punches (nor should he) when it comes to the ‘source material’ of life in the Hollywood trenches. His total honesty is refreshing in a sea of many sharks that populate the Hollywood landscape with their half-truths and lies just to get what they want out of the unsuspecting neophyte.”

Film Director and Producer Wendell Hubbard.

Founder and Artistic Director of ‘Circ X’ Diana Lozano.

“It automatically gets you hooked. (A) book that will engage a wide audience, from students eager to jump into it -- to the people who have been there and done that -- and everyone in between.”

Founder and Artistic Director of ‘Circ X’ Diana Lozano.

Filmmaker Deana Becker.

“Mr. Delbert lays it all on the line and pulls no punches when it comes to dishing the dirt on Hollywood’s entertainment industry. He does so without coming off as being bitter or broken himself.”

Filmmaker Deana Becker.

Assistant Director Tharian “Ty” Dunn.

“This universal book isn’t just for Hollywood; it can be used across the board for your personal life.”

Assistant Director Tharian “Ty” Dunn.

Ariel Nadav.

“This book is a must have for anyone ever considering going into show business! Orlando Delbert has written an amazing account of his journey through a side of Hollywood we never knew existed. Pollyanna's Tear Soaked Battlefields of Hollywood has earned its place on my bookshelf.”

Ariel Nadav.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Orlando Delbert is a multiple National Emmy® Award-winning Graphic Designer with more than twenty years experience in visual communications. This includes being a producer, production designer, and art director for several Emmy® Award winning and nominated television productions, television networks, and award winning motion pictures. Orlando’s contributions to the entertainment world can be seen and heard on more than 400 productions worldwide.

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    You will receive one digital download first edition of “Pollyanna,” on completion and prior to the book’s official release, including a thank you shout out on the book’s acknowledgement page, a thank you shout out on Facebook and on the author’s blog, and an autographed 8 ½” x 11” print of the cover artwork.

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    You will receive one digital download first edition of “Pollyanna,” on completion and prior to the book’s official release, including a thank you shout out on the book’s acknowledgement page, a thank you shout out on Facebook and on the author’s blog, and an autographed 8 ½” x 11” print of the cover artwork. Up to eight contributors will be able to meet Orlando via Skype, for one hour or so, to discuss all things Hollywood. (We are not responsible if he makes you cry.)

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    You will receive one digital download first edition of “Pollyanna,” on completion and prior to the book’s official release, including a thank you shout out on the book’s acknowledgement page, a thank you shout out on Facebook and on the author’s blog, and an autographed 8 ½” x 11” print of the cover artwork. Up to ten contributors will be able to have dinner, in Los Angeles, with Orlando to discuss all things Hollywood. (It’s a one-night affair).

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