GET CLEVER ABOUT ACTING IN LOS ANGELES
THE ULTIMATE E-BOOK SERIES FOR CANADIAN ACTORS WANTING TO WORK IN LOS ANGELES

I created these e-books because I wish I’d had such a resource before, during, and after I moved to Los Angeles from Canada” -Lili Wexu, Author
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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, tips and advice, 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.

 

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Finding your ground in Los Angeles can be a little bit like trying to catch lightning in a bottle. Simply being here can feel like magic. It certainly did for me. The idea of working here can downright put a spell on us. This is where it can get hairy, very quickly. Suddenly, we shortchange ourselves (along with years of hard work and passion) by letting things like luck, the universe, or whatever God we pray to, determine our fates. This is my whole reason for writing this book. Let me be clear: Yes, to you taking your career to the next level. A resounding No to you wasting precious money and having a perfectly avoidable horrible experience because you were blinded by the light. Los Angeles is not Toronto, Vancouver, or Montreal and it isn’t even New York. It’s the capital of the Acting Olympics, every day of the year. Things pan out for those who prepare for it and work very (very) hard.

I’ve found that the key to making measurable headway in a place populated with entertainment Olympians, is to keep your faith and passion alive, but to inject a good dose of practicality in the mix. Depending on the type of person you are, you may even need to be disciplined about it (being practical). In other words, your passion for your profession is your friend if you can exert some control over it.

As a professional actress, I’ve always felt I had good discipline, and most people in my circle would describe me as a hard worker, so I felt prepared and ready for a new challenge when I drove into the palm-tree-lined streets of Los Angeles with my U-Haul and my old car in tow.

I can assure you that the level of competition in Los Angeles threw me right out of my comfort zone. It forced me to learn more, work harder, and exert a type of discipline and work ethic that tested my character (and still does). My coping mechanisms and resilience are also still continually tested.

If, like most actors, you are prone to feelings of insecurity, anxiety, self-doubt, acute nervousness, poor self-esteem, or extreme vulnerability, or if you have a penchant for idealism, you will need to address these conditions. It’s a rite of passage for Los Angeles actors. The bottom line is this: Self-examination and self-improvement are instrumental when reaching for the stars.

If you ever read the plot of the movie In Time (starring Amanda Seyfried, Justin Timberlake, and Olivia Wilde) you’d think they were describing the life span of Los Angeles actors. Taken from Wikipedia: “In 2169, people are genetically engineered to stop aging on their 25th birthday, when a one-year countdown on their forearm begins. When it reaches zero, the person “times out” and dies instantly.” Having lived in Los Angeles for some years, I find this to be eerily familiar. I’m not suggesting that talent, skill, and resilience aren’t our most important assets, but let’s be real—strong looks (conventional or unconventional) and charisma are big, and youth is our very best friend (while we have it). Given that the passage of time annihilates youth and that acting in Los Angeles is extremely competitive, I’ve noticed that making a move earlier in life is generally more profitable than the reverse. If you do a bit of digging about working actors in Los Angeles, you’ll discover that most of them, including Canadians, arrived here at an early age. Local actors who have American credits on their resumes and have established relationships with local casting directors make it exceedingly difficult for newly settled actors from abroad who are over the age of thirty to break through. In fact, age is such an important variable in Los Angeles that it isn’t uncommon for performers over the age of twenty-five to avoid disclosing their actual age altogether. Seven years after having arrived, this still strikes me as strange and unfortunate, but I also know the concern is very real.

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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 actors who plan on applying for a visa in the future. Aside from the business of acting in Los Angeles, the books cover immigration visas for actors (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.)

PLEASE NOTE: You do not need a Kindle to buy this e-book. Available for immediate reading on your device with your Amazon app reader.

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Acting In Los Angeles pt. 2, American Work Visas

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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.

PLEASE NOTE: You do not need a Kindle to buy this e-book. Available for immediate reading on your device with your Amazon app reader.

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

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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.

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PLEASE NOTE: You will not need a Kindle to buy this. Once the e-book is on Amazon, it will be available for immediate reading on your device with your Amazon app reader.

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

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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.

PLEASE NOTE: You do not need a Kindle to buy this e-book. Available for immediate reading on your device with your Amazon app reader.

Voice Acting & Announcing pt.1, Becoming An Artist

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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. These guides lift the curtain on what it takes to pursue voice acting in 2020 (during the pandemic and beyond). 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, these manuals are 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.1 follows the path of the artist (training, what is expected of voice artists on the job, everything you need to know about getting hired, the voice acting budget, important decisions you may need to make and more.)

PLEASE NOTE: You will not need a Kindle to buy this. Once the e-book is on Amazon, it will be available for immediate reading on your device with your Amazon app reader.

Voice Acting & Announcing pt. 2, Recording & Editing Voice Overs

$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. These guides lift the curtain on what it takes to pursue voice acting in 2020 (during the pandemic and beyond). 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, these manuals are 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. 2 follows the path of the technician (the intricacies of working with sound, best editing and recording practices, and the studio set up).

COMING TO AMAZON SOON!

PLEASE NOTE: You will not need a Kindle to buy this. Once the e-book is on Amazon, it will be available for immediate reading on your device with your Amazon app reader.

Voice Acting & Announcing pt.3, The Business of Voice Acting

$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. These guides lift the curtain on what it takes to pursue voice acting in 2020 (during the pandemic and beyond). 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, these manuals are 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 follows the path of the entrepreneur (best voice over business practices, processes, policies, setting rates for non-union actors, and marketing).

COMING TO AMAZON SOON!

PLEASE NOTE: You will not need a Kindle to buy this. Once the e-book is on Amazon, it will be available for immediate reading on your device with your Amazon app reader.

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