For the past 25 years, veteran entertainment journalist Francine Brokaw has interviewed countless celebrities, such as Johnny Depp, Madonna, Kevin Spacey, and Tom Hanks-and she's now discussing the memorable moments of her career (as well as those she'd like to forget) in her new book, Beyond the Red Carpet: The World of Entertainment Journalists (Sourced Media Books; September 2012; $14.99; ISBN 978-1937458225, Paperback).
With a compelling mixture of wit and honesty, Francine offers readers an uncensored view of life as an entertainment journalist, dispelling the myth that this career path is all about parties and celebrity events. In addition to her own perspectives and experiences, the book features thirty of Francine's colleagues across the nation, who weigh in on questions like:
- What are your most memorable interviews?
- What's the best swag you've ever received?
- Have you interviewed someone who was rude?
- What misconceptions do people have about your job?
- What's your most embarrassing interview moment?
- What's the best thing someone has said "off the record"?
This unprecedented up-close-and-personal look at the lives of entertainment journalists is being heralded as "a must-have for anyone considering a career in entertainment journalism," according to Suite101 contributing writer, Cheryl Hollar.
From the laugh-out-loud antics of Robin Williams to the heartfelt interviews with the children of superstars, Beyond the Red Carpet has a little bit of everything. Whether you're a journalism student, an aspiring movie reviewer, or a celebrity aficionado, Beyond the Red Carpet is sure to please.
Beyond the Red Carpet is available in bookstores nationwide and online. For more information about the book or Francine Brokaw, please visit http://www.francinebrokaw.com or http://www.sourcedmediabooks.com.
About the Author
Francine Brokaw has written for national and international magazines, newspapers, and websites, focusing on politics, technology, travel, and entertainment. She has interviewed countless politicians and celebrities, including Johnny Depp, Julie Andrews, Tom Hanks, George Clooney, Kevin Spacey, Lindsay Lohan, Ashley Judd, and many more. Her articles can be found in a variety of locations, both in print and online. Francine is accredited by the MPAA and is a long-standing member of the Television Critics Association. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband.