Acting in LA: How to Become a Working Actor in Hollywood by Kristina Sexton

By Kristina Sexton

every year, thousands of aspiring and skilled actors head to l. a. hoping to make it tremendous in Hollywood. whereas a lot of them have their performing chops healthy, few observe what it really takes to outlive in Tinseltown. whether they ensue to make it onto a collection, many are clueless approximately what’s anticipated of them and the way they need to behave. Acting in los angeles: the right way to turn into a operating Actor in Hollywood is precisely what those actors desire: a instruction manual to arriving, surviving, and thriving on- and off-set in LA.



Written by way of veteran Hollywood actor, performing trainer, and performing instructor Kristina Sexton, this finished consultant takes no prisoners. With simply enough snark to maintain readers entertained—and on their toes—Acting in LA promises strong suggestion on such issues as:


  • Headshots, resumes, and reels
  • How to discover your “image” and industry it
  • The SAG/AFTRA debate
  • Networking
  • Agents and managers
  • The value of making your personal opportunities
  • Maintaining a lifestyles outdoors of acting
  • Setiquette
  • On-set terminology
  • And a lot more




  • A finished advisor that may be used by actors both inside of or outdoor Hollywood, Acting in LA will depend on Kristina’s real-life adventure as a operating actress and exposes the pleasures, pitfalls, and practicalities of pursuing a occupation in acting.

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