If you ever wanted first-class, VIP access to all of the background activity and preparation required to make a Hollywood movie, “Below the Line: Anatomy of a Successful Movie” by Meredith Jordan (

This book offers a fascinating insiders look at all of the work, preparation, effort and activity required to produce and shoot the movie “Last Vegas”, directed by Jon Turteltaub and starring Michael Douglas, Robert DeNiro and Morgan Freeman. As a movie-goer, it’s easy to quickly consider oneself an instant film critic, but “Below the Line” really demonstrates the enormous amount of details that are required months and even years before the cameras start rolling or the audience is finally reading the ending credits and giving the movie their mental rating. Great summer reading for any film buff!

“Below the Line” by Meredith Jordan – Gotta Love It!