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Breaking: Los Angeles (2013)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 8 October 2013 (USA)
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A candid, provocative look at the challenges and dilemmas musicians confront when trying to break into the famed LA recording industry where creative brilliance is tested by an industry consumed by raw capitalism and rampant file-sharing.


Joseph Brocato (interviews written and conducted by), Yale Chiang (interview questions written by) | 1 more credit »





Credited cast:
David Kershenbaum David Kershenbaum ... Himself
Michael Howe Michael Howe ... Himself
Michael Rosenblatt Michael Rosenblatt ... Himself
Julie Pilat Julie Pilat ... Herself
Warren Riker Warren Riker ... Himself
Michael Steele Michael Steele ... Himself
Fred Croshal Fred Croshal ... Himself
Native Wayne Native Wayne ... Himself
Dina Lapolt Dina Lapolt ... Herself
Lori Rischer Lori Rischer ... Herself
Megan Jacobs Megan Jacobs ... Herself
Larry Goetz Larry Goetz ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jimmy Brunetti Jimmy Brunetti ... Himself
Jon Hershfield ... Himself
John Hiler John Hiler ... Himself


BREAKING: LOS ANGELES takes a gritty, provocative look behind the curtain of the LA recording industry and reveals the dirty little secrets unsigned bands confront when they try to stay true to their vision yet appeal to established interests looking to sign the next sensation. Three years in the making, Breaking tears off the industry's veneer through candid interviews with bands and heralded industry executives that reveal how the music business works today, following unprecedented changes. Breaking boldly asks: Can creative brilliance survive the pressures of raw capitalism, do-it-yourself production and distribution, and rampant file-sharing? Written by Anonymous

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The LA Music Industry's Dirty Little Secrets!




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Release Date:

8 October 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Undiscovered Los Angeles See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby (Dolby 5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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Jon Hershfield: Music has to have a certain mediocrity to it, if you're going to make money from it, because it has to appeal to everyone.
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Insightful Film
22 November 2013 | by stino-1See all my reviews

BRAVO ! This film was not only educational and brow-raising, but also depicted the power of choice in how we perceive things. There are so many deeper levels of meaning in this film, true pearls of wisdom throughout. There are so many metaphors for life in this documentary. Do we really need to conform in life in order to 'make it'? How do you define success? Are you living an authentic life or giving up on what you

love because of the way you think it's supposed to look? Or worse, what others tell you how it's supposed to look/be? Can you see the opportunity in the perceived problem? You need not be a musician to adore this film.

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