The Documentary “Making Jobs: A Case Study”…
This 70 minute film is enthralling as an entrepreneurial
case study. It’s a candid look at the behind-the-scenes process of independent
film and what it takes these days to get your project onto the silver screen.
The movie details the efforts of Marc Hulme, a first-time producer as he begins
his adventure into the treacherous world of the “business” of American cinema
with his brainchild, the feature film “JOBS”. At the time of the making of this
documentary, the movie was entitled “jOBS: Be Inspired”.
The producer had never made a movie before (he purchased a book about
filmmaking), but is a lifelong successful entrepreneur. This documentary
“making of” film was created in a roundtable format with 18 other CEOs, three
months before the Kutcher film opened at Sundance.
The documentary is a
testament to what happens when entrepreneurship meets gumption.
“Five Star Films Feature Films (FSFF) is proud to present the first and only
feature length film about the extraordinary life of the late Steve Jobs. Directed
by Joshua Michael Stern and starring Ashton Kutcher in the title role, JOBS is
the incredibly powerful and true story of the visionary who set out to change
the world, and did. Alternately dark and
uplifting, always honest and uncompromising, JOBS plunges into the depths of an
iconic character, revealing his driving motivations, his gifts, his flaws, his
failures and his success. The story
covers the life of Jobs from his college days to the rise, fall and ultimate
resurgence of Apple.”
Official Description – “Making Jobs: A
“The CEO Clubs, of which Marc Hulme is a member, is a group
of CEOs that has been together for more than three decades and acts as a mutual
board of advisors for one another. In mid-October, 2012, Hulme was joined in
Santa Fe, New Mexico by fifteen other CEO Clubs members from various unrelated
businesses, during which he gave a detailed talk relating his experiences in
making the jOBS film.”
“Mark is a first-time film producer, and had no experience
in the film industry prior to the making of jOBS. Like his peers at the
meeting, he is a lifelong entrepreneur, and just how his film came about is a
fascinating tale of the American entrepreneurial spirit. In addition, the
reaction and advice from his buddies makes for an exhilarating documentary.”
“Where did he find the script? Who is this unknown writer?
What part did Craig’s List play in the making of Hulme's feature? How did he
attract Ashton Kutcher to play Steve Jobs? What role did Mark Hulme's family
play in the making of the film?”
“A hundred years ago, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, John
Burroughs, and Harvey Firestone frequently meet at the Wayside Inn in Sudbury,
MA. Today, groups like our CEO Clubs continue to bring CEOs together “to make
money and have fun while we are learning”. The USA is unique in the world, in
that it’s our entrepreneurial culture that is the envy of the world. This
documentary is a testament to that.”
- *Featuring Mark Hulme,
Marcos Rodriguez, and members of the Super PAC of CEO Clubs International, Inc.
- *Special thanks to
AllThingsDigital for footage of Bill Gates and Steve Jobs the D5 Conference.
- eBook: 185 pages
- Publisher: CEO Clubs International, Inc. / Rogue Scholars
Press (New York)
- Language: English and Chinese
- ISBN-13: 978-1484169148
- To download a free eBook,
– “Making The Steve Jobs Movie”:
Marking the Steve Jobs Movie is an exhilarating tale of a
first-time movie producer’s journey from magazine publisher to engaging Ashton
Kutcher to play Steve Jobs in a biopic that opened worldwide August 16, 2013.
Joe Mancuso assembled twenty diverse CEOs to participate in a back-and-forth
dialogue about going from an idea to opening the two-hour movie on 70 percent
of the available screens in the United States. Discover how and why Mark Hulme
took this risk and what advice his “buddies” gave him prior to the movie
release. Mancuso shows how this single colorful case can help you establish
your own business.
About the Author
Joe Mancuso is the founder of the worldwide CEO Clubs
(www.ceoclubs.org), an association of CEOs with an average of about one hundred
employees. He has written twenty-seven books and sold several million copies of
previous works. Entrepreneurs have paid over $16 million to attend events he
has arranged. Joe earned an Electrical Engineering degree from Worcester
Polytechnic Institute, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a doctorate
from Boston University. He has six children and six grandchildren and lives
with his wife, Karla, in Manhattan.
Paperback: 158 pages
- Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
- Language: English
- ISBN-13: 978-1614488866
- Price: $12.21
paperback / $28.34 hardcover
To buy the book, follow this link to Amazon.com: http://stevejobs.ceoclubs.org
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When did you get the idea to create
a Steve Jobs movie? This is October, 2012.
Doesn’t everyone want to create a
Steve Jobs movie?
I was looking around to be an
investor in a film but I had heard horror stories about the creative accounting
in that business.
So I wanted to find something in
film where I could control the checkbook. I heard that this creative accounting
would result in you not getting your money back, so I looked for something that
if I lost my money I would at least get a “learning experience”.
There was a project I was looking
at but I had no interest in the story line.
I would be joining a smart group of
savvy film people and my contribution was to be $500,000.
I even sent the script to my
Then as I am walking down the hall
in August, 2011 some art directors and IT people were abuzz by a water cooler.
The excitement of this group leads
me to believe it was caused by another 9/11 or a terrorist act.
No, I found out they were
discussing the news that Steve Jobs had retired.