So I was looking at some of my classmates’ blogs about their own research topics this semester and someone did something I really liked: They talked about the author of the book they were researching. I think it’s wonderful to be able to know the context of the material one is looking at, especially when it comes to the background of writers. So here’s a bit about the authors of my two books:
“The Game Producer’s Handbook” was written by Dan Irish. Dan is currently the CEO of Threewave Software, Inc. and has worked most notably on as on Executive Producer at Relic on Homeworld and a Producer on the Myst franchise. He has worked his way up since being an Administrative Assistant at Spectrum Holobyte, and has worked at and even consulted for many companies along the way.
“The Complete Film Production Handbook” was written by Eve Light Honthaner. Eve was a production coordinator on “Titanic” as well as “Tropic Thunder,” and has worked her way up through many different shows and features. As is the way with television and film, it’s not clear what she is working on at the moment. She teaches a summer course at USC and in addition to the Handbook, she has also written a book titled “HOLLYWOOD DRIVE: What it Takes to Break in, Hang in & Make it in the Entertainment Industry.”
Both of them have had long careers – Dan’s been at it for approximately 20 years, and Eve for at least 30 – and I’m sure that is way their books are both so well-received.