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The actor's life : a survival guide

Author: Jenna Fischer; Steve Carell
Publisher: Burlington : Audiobooks.com Publishing, [Ashland, Oregon] : Blackstone Publishing, 2017. [2018]
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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Jenna Fischer's Hollywood journey began at the age of 22 when 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 more vast and competitive than she'd imagined. It would be eight long years before she landed her  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Downloadable audio books
Anecdotes
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Handbooks and manuals
Self-help publications
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Additional Physical Format: Source record:
Fischer, Jenna, 1974-
Actor's life.
[Ashland, Oregon] : Blackstone Publishing, [2018]
(OCoLC)1018476212
Named Person: Jenna Fischer
Material Type: Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Jenna Fischer; Steve Carell
ISBN: 9781518985829 1518985823
OCLC Number: 1020793508
Notes: Includes bonus photos (PDF).
Performer(s): Read by Rainn Wilson, Jenna Fischer, Reed Birney, Sean Gunn, Derek Waters, Natalie Zea and Mark Proksch.
Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (7 hr., 33 min., 20 sec.))
Responsibility: Jenna Fischer ; foreword by Steve Carell & Rainn Wilson.

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Jenna Fischer's Hollywood journey began at the age of 22 when 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 more 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.

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