An Actor's Guide, Your First Year in Hollywood

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Allworth Press, 2000 - Business & Economics - 261 pages
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This guide offers information for actors beginning a career in Hollywood. Revised and updated, this edition details the specific tactics for survival and success. Coverage includes: getting to know Los Angeles; finding a place to live and a job to pay the bills; auditioning; getting a SAG card; tapping into extra work; finding an agent; building credits; gaining exposure; creating publicity; handling contracts; landing parts - film, TV and stage; and more. Lifestyle issues from coping with finances to keeping mind, body and spirit in the best of health are also addressed. The author, Michael Saint Nicholas, carved out his own Hollywood career and shares his experience with his readers. There is also detailed advice from other industry professionals and successful actors. An appendix section features information on contacting agents, studios, soap operas and game shows.

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Michael Saint Nicholas draws on his experience as a Hollywood actor and writer who has contributed his talents to a variety of film, television, commercial, and print projects. He lives in Studio City, California.

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