The Hollywood MBA
A Crash Course in Management from a Life in the Film Business
 
Tom Reilly
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'Using stories from motion picture production, The Hollywood MBA offers managers simple strategies to improve productivity, drive, and innovation. What would you do if alligators were loose in your office? Or if your place of business changed 80 times during a four month period? What if two of your key employees were infant twins? Or you were asked to manage 130 people who were hired yesterday?
 
Tom Reilly has faced these obstacles and thousands more in his three-decade career managing major motion pictures. He’s led more than 100,000 employees and been responsible for overseeing over two billion dollars in pro-rated production budgets and learned that successful management isn’t about what you want; the question is, what do you NEED?
 
Often filming at live locations, Reilly was forced to adopt a unique set of strategies to accommodate for extreme workplace conditions and the challenge of leading and managing big budget projects, a revolving-door workforce of technicians, and actors such as Al Pacino, Robert de Niro, Tom Hanks, Charlize Theron, Sean Connery, and Harrison Ford.
 
Reilly explores the ten key strategies he utilized to manage big crews, big budgets, and big personalities on major motion pictures, and shows us how these strategies can be leveraged in any business for success.
 
With an eye for making small adjustments to management strategy that produce big results, Reilly utilizes the narrative backdrop of the film set as an extreme case study in modern management identifying proven, easy-to-implement, and often counter intuitive practices that will increase engagement, team cohesion, efficiency, creativity, quality, and the bottom line in any industry.
ISBN 9781250152268Category Non-fictionSubcategory Business, Finance & Management
Publisher Macmillan USImprint St. Martin's PressPublished 10/01/2017
Format DemyBinding PaperbackPage extent 272
author note
TOM REILLY has been a professional filmmaker for more than thirty years... »