Background actor Jo Kelly introduces her first book, "The Truth about being an Extra/How to become a Good Background Actor", in which the secrets to getting great background acting jobs with reputable agencies are revealed.
You've seen them; the silent or not so silent "extras" who move around in the background of most films and television shows. If you've ever wondered how they got there, then veteran "background" actor Jo Kelly's new book is a must read. Jo introduces her book, "The Truth about being an Extra: How To Become a Good Background Actor.
After hearing story-after-story about people who were scammed by unscrupulous "casting" agencies, Jo said "enough is enough" and decided to do something about it. With passion and what she calls PMA (Positive Mental Attitude) Jo wrote this book to protect you from getting scammed. "The Truth About Being an Extra" gives explicit advice on avoiding those pitfalls.
Jo's book holds the key to getting booked in Hollywood with legitimate agencies and avoiding scams. She provides good advice for everyone, from parents trying to get their children into show business, to baby boomers who want to do something fun during retirement. This insightful book gives the novice background actor the inside scoop from first day do's and don't to valuable tips on and off the set.
As a native of Los Angeles/Hollywood area and having been married for twenty-five years to the late veteran actor Jack Kelly, from the hit television series "Maverick", Jo has first hand knowledge of the film and television industry.
A background actor for over eight years, Jo Kelly has worked on such feature films as "legally Blond", Beauty Shop"," Introable Cruelty" and "Raising Helen", as well as TV shows incuding "Las Vegas" and "Becker". She has worked on commercials and music videos. In her book, she reveals not only how to get booked in Hollywood, but also how to package yourself as a professional background actor and how to make more money doing it. She give you tips on how to become a member of Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and much more.
Jo learned the ropes (sometimes the hard way) about "what to do" and "what not to do" on the set. In her new book, she guides readers through their journey to becoming a good background actor and makes sure no one makes the same mistakes she did.
"The Truth about Being an Extra: How To Become a Good Background Actor" is distrubuted nationally to the publishing industry through Baker & Taylor. It may also be ordered through Barnes & Nobel.com, Amazon.com and directly through the author's website at www.jkelly4extras.com.
Author: Jo Kelly
Format: Soft Cover 8.5x8.5, 128 pages
Publisher: August II Productions
Retair Price: $18.95