By Jerry Rannow
Jam-packed with dozens of private anecdotes, musings, and warnings from writers, manufacturers, actors, and administrators who've been there, Surviving Hollywood: Your price tag to good fortune presents the entire real-life instruments you wish for shielding your own health and wellbeing in an risky and occasionally unscrupulous undefined. Readers will observe sage recommendation for holding their spirits up regardless of consistent rejection, weathering lengthy classes of unemployment, preserving a sturdy marriage and relations existence in an volatile company, conserving the religion in the course of lies and deceit, and lots more and plenty extra. detailed sections handle such themes because the hazards baby actors face and the way to house egomaniacs with out turning into one. This one-stop source is a must have addition to the library of someone with a Hollywood dream!
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In general, an actor needs enormous powers of observation in order to develop a sense of what makes people tick. It helps to observe, with frequency, the work of other actors in good performance—not to copy, but to learn from the best. There are several very practical items that no actor can do without. HEADSHOTS. It’s essential to have a huge stack of 8Љx10Љ headshots, showing your nose in its best light. I would not recommend snapshots taken by your Cousin Dud at the Labor Day family picnic; your headshots should be taken by a professional Hollywood photographer.
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