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An Actor's Guide: Your First Year in Hollywood

An Actor's Guide: Your First Year in Hollywood
Your Price: $25.50 CDN
Author: Michael Saint Nicholas & Lisa Mulcahy
Publisher: Allworth Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 316
Pub. Date: 2015
Edition: 4th
ISBN-10: 1621534669
ISBN-13: 9781621534662

About the Book:

A revised edition of the classic guide to breaking into the Los-Angeles movie scene.

For every actor beginning a career in Hollywood, An Actor's Guide: Your First Year in Hollywood is an indispensable guide that will lay out a clear and comprehensible path with tried-and-true advice. Up-to-date resources and new interviews with recently established actors experiencing the current movieland scene – as well as the timeless voices of established actors and industry pros – make this a rich compendium of Hollywood know-how.

Delve into the industry with the support from An Actor's Guide: Your First Year in Hollywood and discover with confident how to:
• Find work through a variety of sources
• Deliver stunning auditions
• Join SAG-AFTRA
• Get a great headshot and put together a stunning resume
• Build your credentials and gain exposure
• Hone your craft with professional training and classes
• Snag a top-notch agent
• Utilize the power of social media

From settling into Los Angeles and sticking to a tight budget, to adventures in reality TV and landing the breakthrough parts you came to Hollywood for, any actor eager to learn will get his or her fair share of insider knowledge with this manual and will discover how to create a positive experience while launching an exciting career.

What people say:

"A remarkable hybrid of time-tested tips as well as great new information and strategies for any actor looking to break into Hollywood – straight from people who know." — Jacob Coakley, editor, Stage Directions

"Encouraging but mostly realistic. Helpful to those who will not be dissuaded from moving to the coast in search of glamour." — Library Journal

"Packed full of great advice and enlightening interviews with top industry professionals, this books tells you exactly what to do, who to contact, and where to go to successfully begin a Hollywood acting career." — Eric Morris, veteran acting teacher

About the Authors:

Michael Saint Nicholas (1970-2008) was the nom de plume of Hollywood actor and writer Michael Nicholas Andersen. He was a graduate of the University of Virginia, where he received a degree in Studio Art in 1991. He moved to Los Angeles and contributed his talents to a variety of film, television, commercial, and print projects. He also picked the brains of dozens of top entertainment-industry professionals to fill this book with useful insider tips.

Lisa Mulchay is a theater teacher, director, performer, and multimedia writer. Her articles have been published in such magazines as Stage Directions, Teaching Theatre, Marie Claire, Glamour, and Seventeen. She lives in New York City.