In Hollywood, knowledge is power...  

As an actor in the film and TV industry today, you don't have any more time to waste figuring things out by trial and error.  You need all the information on how Hollywood works, today, so you can start getting great auditions and booking roles, fast.

The Hollywood Survival Guide is a textbook by working actress Kym Jackson. It was contributed to by over forty top Hollywood directors, producers, and executives. It reveals vital insider secrets every actor needs, and explains how every aspect of the film and TV industry works as it pertains to actors.  

To succeed in the most highly competitive industry in the world, you must have a comprehensive understanding of how it works.  

Give yourself an unfair advantage... Buy this book, today. 

The Contributors

Author: Kym Jackson, SAG-AFTRA - IMDb

Author, Kym Jackson, is a member of The Television Academy (Emmy Nominating Committee), SAG-AFTRA, American MENSA, a speaker and committee member for the SAG-AFTRA Conservatory, a business coach, and a working actress (see IMDB) with over thirty SAG-AFTRA feature film and TV credits in the past five years. 

Kym's 2017 acting credits include guest roles on This Is Us (Netflix), NCIS (CBS), American Crime Story (FX), Ten Days In The Valley (ABC), Rebel (BET), The Leftovers (NBC), and leading roles in feature films The Good Nanny (Mar Vista), and Your Own Road.  

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Foreword: Jeremy Gordon, CSA - IMDb

Casting Director Jeremy Gordon, CSA has over 30 casting department and 8 producing credits, including WolverineWe're the Millers, and Knight and Day

He founded and moderates the 65,000 plus-members-strong Facebook group Casting Directors For Actors, and is very active in the workshop and actor-education community.

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Foreword: Tom McSweeney, CSA - IMDb

With a career spanning forty years, Tom McSweeney is an Emmy Award nominee as well as a four time Artios Award nominee for his work in casting for feature film and television.  

To date, Tom has cast over two hundred feature film, mini-series and episodic television productions internationally.

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Tim McGrath - Editor

Editor: Tim McGrath - IMDb

Tim McGrath is a writer, director, and producer.  He has worked with Charlize Theron, Channing Tatum, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Ashton Kutcher and many others.  

He created Picture Park Entertainment which has produced over 20 films with budgets ranging from $20k to $20million and is now working at Warner Bros / Turner TV. 

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Hannah Cowley - Editor

Editor: Hannah Cowley, SAG-AFTRA - IMDb

Hannah Cowley has an honors degree in English literature and a PHD in History from The University of Sydney. 

She is a working actress and producer in Hollywood with several film and TV credits, including the upcoming The Atticus Institute, Rhinelander, and Alex in the Afternoons.  

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Design

International Cover 2015: Esteban Oliva - Website

Aussie Cover 2012: Gaelyn Larrick - Website

Book Interior, 2012 and 2015: Susan Ramundo (SR Desktop Services) - Website