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Each year, hundreds of aspiring and experienced actors head to LA hoping to make it big in Hollywood. While many of them have their acting chops in shape, few realize what it actually takes to survive in Tinseltown. Even if they happen to make it onto a set, many are clueless about what's expected of them and how they should behave. Acting in LA: How to Become a Working Ac ...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published November 21st 2017 by Allworth
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Tom Donaghey
Mar 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
ACTING IN LA by Kristina Sexton is a nice introduction to breaking into the Hollywood acting scene.
You are from a small town, a small high school, but you were the star of the stage in every production. You knew all your lines and, more over, how to deliver them for greatest impact. Your voice was great, never a dropped note, and you could emote through the song into having the audience eating from your hand. With dancing you were good enough naturally to allow you to hoof it through any produc
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Katie
Jan 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Must read for all LA bound actors! Kristina shoots it straight but also makes it seem so very possible to pursue an acting career! An honest, straightforward, incredibly helpful and humorous read. She offers advice that you are looking for but then gives you nuggets of gold you didn't know you needed too. She knows her stuff! I will recommend this book to everyone who is about to make the jump into Hollywood. ...more
John Hayden
Jun 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I had the good fortune to take Kristy's acting class for over a year in Los Angeles. I learned a tremendous amount during that time, and was excited to learn that she had published a book. From the first chapter it was as though I was in her class again! The content was a refresher on some of the points that I had not focused on in some time, and a wealth of new insights.

Overall, I felt a renewed sense of confidence that can only come from someone who intimately understands how acting works in
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Laura Larson
Aug 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This is am excellent book. Ms. Sextom goes into great detail through each step of the process to become a paid actors in Hollywood. She goes from start to finish, giving expected cost breakdown, where to skimp or splurge, a complete dictionary of acting terms and slang, really everything you could possibly want to know.
Karyn
Dec 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Really enjoyed reading this book. I found it easy to comprehend and straightforward. The book covered all the questions I myself wanted to know regarding overseas expectations and has a good dose of humor thrown in which adds to its charm. I hope this author continues sharing her knowledge with the dreamers of the acting circle as she herself encourages the reader to keep pushing to reach your dream. It is possible. Loved the book.
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Kristina Sexton has been working in Los Angeles with over 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry as an actress, writer, director, acting teacher and acting coach. She has trained in LA, New York, and London, earning a Bachelors degree in Psychology, another Bachelors in Theatre Performance and an MFA in Performance from the California Institute of the Arts. Kristina has trained and w ...more

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