[Making It In Hollywood raw #45]

Raw footage for the 1976 documentary "Making It In Hollywood," which follows several actors as they attempt to break into the movie business. A continuation of footage with actors Julius Harris, Robert Walden, Sally Kirkland, Cissy Colpitts (now Cisse Cameron), and Gregory Rozakis at Derrick's, a restaurant in Los Angeles. Cissy Colpitts and part-time talent manager Judy Thomas talk about agents. Thomas agrees to watch and possibly set up a screening of Colpitts' resume tape.

00:05Copy video clip URL Part-time talent manager Judy Thomas gives advice to Cissy Colpitts, new to Hollywood, about agents, who she calls “the greatest, most expensive answering service.” Thomas tells the story of Rhonda Bates, and why she represents young talent. “Clout is the name of the game.” Thomas compares this to the restaurant business. Thomas talks non-stop and Colpitts barely gets a word in.

12:11Copy video clip URL A man tries to join the conversation, but Thomas quickly takes over again. “Money dictates,” she says.

15:55Copy video clip URL Thomas agrees to watch Colpitts’ videocassette, and then continues to talk about the role of luck. The man manages to interrupt, and talks about the “constant intimidation” of being an actor, before Thomas takes over again.

22:35Copy video clip URL End of tape.

 

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