The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide (Audio

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The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide (Audio Download): Jenna Fischer, Jenna Fischer, Rainn Wilson, Novel Audio: Audible Audiobooks There are not many books on the life of an actor that has spoken to me but this has This is great for dealing with the daily struggles of an actor. Jenna Fischer s Hollywood journey began at the age ofwhen she moved to Los Angeles from her hometown of St Louis With a theater degree in hand, she was determined, she was confident, she was ready to work hard So, what could go wrong Uh, basically everything The path to being a professional actor was so much vast and competitive than she d imagined It would be eight long years before she landed her iconic role on The Office, nearly a decade of frustration, struggle, rejection, and doubt If only she d had a handbook for the aspiring actor Or, better yet, someone to show her the way an established actor who could educate her about the business, manage her expectations, and reassure her in those moments of despair Jenna wants to be that person for you With amusing candor and wit, Fischer spells out the nuts and bolts of getting established in the profession, based on her own memorable and hilarious experiences She tells you how to get the right headshot, what to look for in representation, and the importance of joining forces with other like minded artists and creating your own work invaluable advice personally acquired from her many years of struggle She provides helpful hints on how to be gutsy and take risks, the tricks to good auditioning and callbacks, and how not to fall for certain scams auditions in a guy s apartment are probably not legit or at least not for the kind of part you re looking for Her inspiring, helpful guidance feels like a trusted friend who s made the journey, and has now returned to walk beside you, pointing out the pitfalls as you blaze your own path towards the life of a professional actor This title is narrated by a full cast Narrators include Jenna Fischer, Rainn Wilson, Natalie Zea, Sean Gunn, Derek Waters, Reed Birney, and Mark Proksch PLEASE NOTE When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio fantastic book doesn t sugarcoat the expectations and struggle within the industry All while keeping you motivated to pursue your acting career, filled with funny anecdotes and stories great book This Book has helped me in my career and life than once and will continue to do so The best book I ve read on acting, tells you everything you need to know Also love the pictures haha Great insight into industry Nonapologetic and factual story Thanks I loved Jenna s approach She didn t sugarcoat anything but she didn t paint a completely bleak picture either She just laid it out as it is The industry is very competitive and unforgiving but with the right combination of things it can be a very rewarding and enriching experience too She lists many mistakes that actors can avoid on their part, regarding headshots, resumes, agents, training, on set stuff, etc. I forgot my dream was to become an actor I also forgot for a moment that you gotta work hard to get what you want Jenna was just as brilliant in this book as she is an actress. Really Interesting read, I would highly recommend it to any one interested in acting.