Cecil B. DeMille is famous for such epics as The Ten Commandments, Cleopatra, and the Greatest Show on Earth and was one of the founders of early Hollywood and Paramount Pictures with seventy feature films to his credit.
Acclaimed filmmaker Steven Spielberg credits DeMille for inspiring him to make movies and “dream for a living.” Spielberg says, “C.B. DeMille showed me how to put a lot of money up on the big screen and then make the studios pay for it.”
DeMille’s granddaughter, Cecilia de Mille Presley said that she considers Spielberg “the DeMille of today. Like Grandfather, he has consistently been able to capture vast audiences. He has had great commercial success without losing his personal vision or compromising his integrity.”
In his latest book, comparable to such classics as The 7 Habits of Highly-Effective People, Think and Grow Rich, and Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun, author Robert Hammond reveals C.B. DeMille’s secret strategies to achieve a life of career success and personal fulfillment. In addition to being an inspirational self-help book, Ready When You Are also includes scholarly research on the influence of Cecil B. DeMille’s Biblical epics as well as recently-discovered articles on filmmaking written by DeMille himself.
Hammond says, “I discovered these principles while working on my Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and researching the life of DeMille and the beginnings of the motion picture industry.”
Robert Hammond is an award-winning screenwriter, author, and producer whose projects include the documentary One Day on Earth and the epic biopic C.B. DeMille: The Man Who Invented Hollywood. Hammond’s previous books include Life After Debt, Credit Secrets, and Identity Theft. He has appeared on over 300 radio and television shows and is a highly sought-after speaker on screenwriting, filmmaking and Hollywood history.
Ready When You Are is now available in paperback and Kindle version at Amazon.com and fine bookstores everywhere.