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I created the Get Clever About e-book series because I love lifting the curtain on commonly held assumptions. When we know the truth, our perspective becomes more accurate and we can create a better plan. This can help us avoid making costly mistakes. All the books in the series are short (23,000 words at most) and get to the core of the subject matter quickly. The whole idea is to help people be more effective and productive, sooner rather than later. The first two series are about acting in Los Angeles as a foreigner and about getting into voiceovers. A new series about finance for children is in the works. -Lili Wexu, Author. 

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Lili Wexu is an accomplished actress and voice-over talent with over 20 years of experience under her belt. She has appeared on Grey’s Anatomy and Alien vs Predator, and lent her voice to the Assassins Creed II video game. She’s also had the honor and the privilege of announcing at the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games and has worked on many TV promo campaigns, most notably for FOX’s prime time series 9-1-1. Having survived the pitfalls of re-locating to Los Angeles herself, Lili created a guide so newcomers could learn the ropes of living and working in in Los Angeles quickly and efficiently. She has also written an ebook series about how to get the most out of working in voice overs.
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Acting In Los Angeles pt. 1, The Business Of Acting

 

The only one of its kind on the market, the Canadian edition of The Business Of Acting in Los Angeles lifts the curtain on what it’s really like to pursue acting as a foreigner in the entertainment capital of the world.

Jam-packed with resources, advice and tips for building an acting career, this e-book addresses local business practices (casting directors and agents) and the industry’s culture, as well as the different reality Canadian actors must adapt to in order to work and succeed in Los Angeles. Since Los Angeles has the biggest acting market on the planet, this e-book is a must for those who are serious about acting in any market.

This entire four-part-series is a bible for newly-arrived Canuck actors, as well as those who are currently in the process of applying for their work visas. It’s even helpful for those who plan on applying for a visa in the future. Aside from the business of acting in Los Angeles, the books cover immigration visas (O-1s and EB-1s or green cards), cross-border accounting for the working actor, and the nuts and bolts of relocating to Los Angeles (finding a home, importing cars, etc.)

$15.99
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INTRODUCING
Voice Acting &Announcing pt. 1, The Basics

 

Get important knowledge about the nuts and bolts of working as a voice-over actor and announcer with the Voice Acting & Announcing e-book series. Voice-Over Basics lifts the curtain on what it takes to pursue voice acting in 2020. All the other e-books in the series build upon it.

Whether you’re seeking to make a transition to a career in voice acting or announcing because it’s the logical next step in your career, or because you want to feel stimulated by a new career, this e-book is meant to empower you in the next phase of your journey. The entire three-part-series is a must have for new voice actors and announcers. Pt. 3 can even be helpful to those who are already making a living with their voices. Aside from covering the requirements of a career in voice acting, the series addresses the intricacies of working with sound, best editing and recording practices and the studio set up, as well as day-to-day best voice over business practices.

$9.99
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Acting In Los Angeles pt. 1, The Business Of Acting

$15.99 $9.99

The only one of its kind on the market, the Canadian edition of The Business Of Acting in Los Angeles lifts the curtain on what it’s really like to pursue acting as a foreigner in the entertainment capital of the world.

Jam-packed with resources, this e-book addresses local business practices (casting directors and agents) and the industry’s culture, as well as the different reality Canadian actors must adapt to in order to work and succeed in Los Angeles. Since Los Angeles has the biggest acting market on the planet, this e-book is a must for those who are serious about acting in any market.

This entire four-part-series is a bible for newly-arrived Canuck actors, as well as those who are currently in the process of applying for their work visas. It’s even helpful for those who plan on applying for a visa in the future. Aside from the business of acting in Los Angeles, the books cover immigration visas (O-1s and EB-1s or green cards), cross-border accounting for the working actor, and the nuts and bolts of re-locating to Los Angeles (finding a home, importing cars, etc.)

Acting In Los Angeles pt. 2, American Work Visas

$15.99 $9.99

The only one of its kind on the market, the Canadian edition of American Work Visas breaks down some of the legal language surrounding work visas, details of what it takes to acquire one, and outlines the economic and employment implications of visas on both sides of the border.

This e-book is an important guide for those who plan on applying for work visas in the future, but it is also a critical resource for newly-arrived Canuck actors who aren’t clear about the ramifications of possessing an American work visa. To capitalize on consultations with cross-border accountants about working in Los Angeles, Canadian actors should purchase this e-book prior to speaking with them.

This e-book is a companion to Acting In Los Angeles pt. 3: Cross-Border Taxesas visas have an important impact on finances. This entire four-part-series is a bible for newly arrived Canuck actors.

Acting In Los Angeles pt. 3, Cross-Border Taxes

$12.99

The only one of its kind on the market, the Canadian edition of Cross-Border Taxes addresses the various economic implications of working and/or living in the United States as a Canadian actor.

The e-book also sheds light on Canadian RRSPs, tax withholding, and what tax forms actors should be getting at the end of the year on both sides of the border (as well as how to get them).

A manual for newly-arrived Canuck actors, and for those who plan on working and/or living in the United States in the future, the e-book breaks down complex financial and taxation concepts into accessible language.

This e-book is a companion to Acting In Los Angeles pt. 2: American Work Visas. To capitalize on consultations with cross-border accountants about working in Los Angeles, Canadian actors should purchase it prior to speaking with them.

Acting In Los Angeles pt. 4, Establishing A New Home

$12.99 $9.99

The only one of its kind on the market, the Canadian edition of Establishing A New Home tackles the nitty-gritty of moving to Los Angeles.

The e-book details all the steps newly-arrived Canucks must take to establish themselves; from the tedious (driving, importing cars and belongings, setting up utilities), to the practical (currency exchange), to the exciting (the scoop about Los Angeles neighborhoods).

Establishing a New Home is an important resource for those who are in the process of moving, or for those who plan on working and/or living in the United States in the future.

To best alleviate the stress of moving, Canadian actors should purchase this e-book shortly after acquiring their American work visas.

Voice Acting & Announcing pt.1, The Basics

$9.99

Get important knowledge about the nuts and bolts of working as a voice-over actor and announcer with the Voice Acting & Announcing e-book series. Voice-Over Basics lifts the curtain on what it takes to pursue voice acting in 2020. All the other e-books in the series build upon it.

Whether you’re seeking to make a transition to a career in voice acting or announcing because it’s the logical next step in your career, or because you want to feel stimulated by a new career, this e-book is meant to empower you in the next phase of your journey. The entire three-part-series is a must have for new voice actors and announcers. Pt. 3 can even be helpful to those who are already making a living with their voices. Aside from covering the requirements of a career in voice acting, the series addresses the intricacies of working with sound, best editing and recording practices and the studio set up, as well as day-to-day best voice over business practices.

Voice Acting & Announcing pt. 2, Editing Voice Overs

$4.99

The Voice Acting & Announcing e-book series is designed to arm actors with important knowledge about the nuts and bolts of working as a voice-over actor and announcer. In Editing Voice Overs, we will get technical and talk about working with sound, the home studio set-up, and best recording and editing practices.

Whether you are seeking to make a transition to a career in voice acting or announcing because it is the logical next step in your career, or because you want to feel stimulated by a new career, this e-book is meant to empower you in the next phase of your journey. The entire three-part-series is a bible for new voice actors and announcers.

Voice Acting & Announcing pt.3, Business Practices

$9.99

The Voice Acting & Announcing e-book series is designed to arm actors with important knowledge about the nuts and bolts of working as a voice-over actor and announcer. In Business Practices, we will discuss self-employment, business ethics, unions, and for those who aren’t in the unions, we’ll discuss rates, billing, and more.

Whether you are seeking to make a transition to a career in voice acting or announcing because it is the logical next step in your career, or because you want to feel stimulated by a new career, this e-book is meant to empower you in the next phase of your journey. The entire three-part-series is a bible for new voice actors and announcers.

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