How to be a Happy Actor in a Challenging Business

A Guide to Thriving Through it All

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“The title says it all. Happy Actor is a great book full of practical and inspired ways for actors to be happy in a business that can be tough. This book is really needed in our industry!”  

Eric Dawson, Hollywood casting director, American Horror Story, The Mentalist, Glee
Why a book for ACTORS on the subject of HAPPINESS? 

Actors face a unique set of challenges and advantages. No matter what level a career is at, uncertainty, rejection, judgment and disappointment are all part of being an actor. Happiness is often placed in the hands of what happens out there, yet the truth is, circumstances are only 10% responsible for our happiness. 50% is due to our genetics and, most significantly, 40% is in our own hands. It turns out, happiness is an inside job. 

Being generally happy and fulfilled is not only something everyone deserves, it is absolutely essential to the success and longevity of an actor's career.

What will you get from the book?

This book takes you on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment. 

Practical, simple steps

You'll learn the intentional activities that have been scientifically proven to boost happiness levels, as well as some of the world’s most powerful spiritual knowledge on the subject. There are practical, transformational steps that will help you navigate the worlds of stage, film, and television with a foundation of self-esteem and personal power.

Hollywood actors' personal stories

Along with that, you'll learn personal stories of Hollywood actors as they have adopted these keys and moved toward happier, more fulfilling lives.

Advice from award-winning industry professionals

As a bonus, there are also some unique and powerful inside perspectives from four of our top industry award-winning professionals:

• Emmy-winning producer/director David Nutter

• Oscar-winning actress Christine Lahti

• Emmy-winning casting director Mark Teschner

• Artios-winning casting director/acting coach Risa Bramon Garcia.