it all started on the 20th Century Fox Studio lot ...
Jim Milio has been a writer, producer, and director of television and films for more than thirty years.
Milio has written, produced, or directed more than 500 hours of primetime television including the critically acclaimed and award-winning shows Dog Whisperer for National Geographic, Founding Fathers for the History Channel, The Discovery Channel’s Eco-Challenge Australia, Rescue 911 for CBS, the Emmy nominated Great Moments in Disney Animation for ABC, and The Real Las Vegas for A&E.
Jim Milio created the globally known brand Dog Whisperer, based on the television series, which grossed over $90 million to date.
Milio wrote, executive produced, and directed the two seasons of the beauty competition show Global Beauty Masters, which aired on TLC.
In film, Milio wrote and directed Men Seeking Women starring Will Ferrell and was the co-executive producer of the highest-grossing romantic comedy of all time, My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
Most recently, Jim Milio wrote, directed, and produced the new dog series Dog Masters starring globally know animal behaviorists Laura Natiovo and Alex Rossi.
Milio was co-chair of the Non-Fiction Committee of the Writer’s Guild of America (WGA) and was a member of the Non-Fiction Steering Committee of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS) for two years.
He has won three People’s Choice Awards (Dog Whisperer, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, and Rescue 911) and been nominated for several Emmy Awards and Writer’s Guild Awards.
In December 2020 Jim published his first book "Jim's Hollywood Finity Stones" inspired by his 30+ years working in the entertainment industry and his students at UCLAx, where he teaches "The Business of Entertainment" and "Writing, Directing and Producing of Reality Television Series and Documentaries"
Jim Milio's "Hollywood Finity Stones"
Jim's Hollywood Finity Stones
Every year, untold thousands of actors, writers, directors, and producers flock to Hollywood and other production centers in hopes of getting their big break. It’s a harrowing process at best, and many leave town with broken hearts and dreams. But now, help has arrived!
It’s a formidable task to try and break into movies and TV, but Jim’s new book offers the keys to the Hollywood kingdom, illuminated by true tales of his encounters with Alfred Hitchcock, Jimmie Stewart, Will Ferrell, Nia Vardalos, Liza Minelli, Robert DeNiro and dozens more.
While poking fun at Marvel’s Infinity Stones, Jim’s Hollywood “Finity” stones - so called because he can only prove that they work on earth - offer real-world examples that illustrate his powerful themes.
The Entertainment Industry Operates on Fear
You Need More Than Talent (also, you can also succeed with minimal talent!)
Nobody Knows Anything
Welcome to the baffling conundrums of the entertainment industry…If the business needs more content now than ever, why is it even harder than ever to sell projects?
For every part that is cast, 10 to 100 (or more) actors don’t get that very part.
For every film that gets produced and distributed, 100 or more never flicker across a screen.
For every script an executive greenlights, he/she reads 50 or more that get tossed into his/her Gucci garbage can
This book is a refreshing and humorous new take on how to maneuver around these treacherous minefields while demonstrating how to triumph in a business that loves to use the word “no.” After you read this book, you are guaranteed to be older or wiser.
Feel free to purchase the book HERE
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