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Want to be in the biz? Before you spend any money, get a copy of our recommended reading materials. Hollywood OS® produces two publications sold at newsstands and bookstores:


"EXTRA" WORK for Brain Surgeons®:
The Authority in Extras Casting Information

The industry publication Back Stage West® has touted "EXTRA" WORK for Brain Surgeons® as "one of the Top 10 books" for new actors in L.A. to buy. Casting Directors throughout Southern California have also praised the publication for its insightful, humorous, no-holds-barred approach to helping talent find legitimate, paying work in the industry.

If you are wanting to find legitimate extras casting companies in and around Southern California, industry professionals recommend picking up a copy of "EXTRA" WORK for Brain Surgeons®.

"EXTRA" WORK for Brain Surgeons® is the most comprehensive and complete extras casting information, providing talent with the tools necessary to start out as a background actor. This best-selling directory breaks down the basics of the extra work/background acting business. Find out how to get booked on feature films and TV, where to submit to casting directors, how to join the Screen Actors Guild, what sales tactics and companies to be aware of and the specific language of labor laws.

Since 2001, "EXTRA" WORK for Brain Surgeons® has served as a textbook for the prestigious Directors Guild of America's DGA Training Program for new Assistant Directors.

At 560-pages, this directory is a whopper full of insider tidbits on all the tricks of the trade. Get educated on how things really work before you spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars on things you'll never need. It's a must have for those getting started in the industry!

Order direct, only $27.50, plus tax and shipping and handling.


KIDS' ACTING for Brain Surgeons®:
2nd. Edition: The Insiders' Guide for Kids in the Industry

Did some company just cold call you to say that your child has been "selected" to be represented or that your child was "referred" to their company?


Were you just approached on the street by a supposed "talent scout" who would like to audition your child?

Not so fast, parents! You are not REALLY going to drop up to $5,000 without doing your research, are you?

The reviews are in! Accolades and praise across the board for our latest publishing endeavor. We tell it like it is and you may be surprised! This comprehensive directory helps parents and their aspiring actor children understand the ins and outs of the kids' entertainment industry. Before you get ripped off, get the book! It may be the best investment of your childs impending career.

KIDS' ACTING for Brain Surgeons® takes a no-holds-barred approach to informing parents and young performers about working in the uncertain world of show business. With so many scams across America, this book is a must-read for any parent or guardian who wants to learn about the potential pitfalls and "scammy" sales tactics parents can face daily when trying to get their children started in the fields of acting or modeling.

A recent Kirkus Discoveries review proclaimed that the new edition of KIDS' ACTING for Brain Surgeons® was "An exhaustive directory... an indispensable resource... authoritative and useful... An antidote to snake oil and delusional expectations."

In a town full of broken promises, such a statement is quite the compliment indeed. If you are a parent wanting to get your child into "the business," this book is for you!  

Order direct, only $27.50, plus tax and shipping and handling.


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