Acting in LA : How to Become a Working Actor in Hollywood

Acting in LA : How to Become a Working Actor in Hollywood

Book Title: Acting in LA : How to Become a Working Actor in Hollywood

Author: Kym Jackson

Format: Paperback | 216 pages

Publication Date: 21 Nov 2017

ISBN-13: 9781621536222

Each year, hundreds of aspiring and experienced actors head to LA hoping to make it big in Hollywood. While many of them have their acting chops in shape, few realize what it actually takes to survive in Tinseltown. Even if they happen to make it onto a set, many are clueless about what's expected of them and how they should behave. Acting in LA: How to Become a Working Actor in Hollywood is exactly what these actors need: a handbook to arriving, surviving, and thriving on- and off-set in LA.

Written by veteran Hollywood actor, acting coach, and acting teacher Kristina Sexton, this comprehensive guide takes no prisoners. With just enough snark to keep readers entertained-and on their toes-Acting in LA delivers solid advice on such topics as:

Headshots, resumes, and reels

How to find your "image" and market it

The SAG/AFTRA debate

Networking

Agents and managers

The importance of creating your own opportunities

Maintaining a life outside of acting

Setiquette

On-set terminology

And much more


A comprehensive guide that can be utilized by actors either inside or outside Hollywood, Acting in LA relies on Kristina's real-life experience as a working actress and exposes the pleasures, pitfalls, and practicalities of pursuing a career in acting.