|About the Book|
A CANDID, HONEST AND NO-NONSENSE GUIDE FOR ACTORS WITH AN INSIDE LOOK INTO THE ACTING BUSINESS.A working actress, acting coach, writer and producer shares with you her tips, experiences, stories and reminders about the “business” to help take yourMoreA CANDID, HONEST AND NO-NONSENSE GUIDE FOR ACTORS WITH AN INSIDE LOOK INTO THE ACTING BUSINESS.A working actress, acting coach, writer and producer shares with you her tips, experiences, stories and reminders about the “business” to help take your career to the next level while always reminding the reader that acting is a business, so you had better put your big-girl and big-boy pants on!Her previous experience working for Paramount Pictures, owning her own business in Los Angeles and auditioning and working in Los Angeles as an actress serves the reader quite well while providing cautionary tales to keep them focused on their ultimate goal.This candid, charming and easy-to-read guide includes tips for the novice, developmental and seasoned hopeful which includes:Making Fans, Audition Waiting Room Etiquette, Theatre, Who Are You? Getting An Agent, Representatives, Misery Loves Company, Headshots, Workshops, Joining The Union and Keeping Yourselves Busy.“Nicole has a keen insight into what drives this industry. She has impeccable taste in not only the craft of acting, but also has a knowledgeable business sense and actors who wish to call themselves PROFESSIONAL actors need to understand both sides of this equation. Every actor entering the business could definitely benefit from Nicoles expertise”. —Scott Faucett, Talent Manager, Hg5 Entertainment“Nicole is an inspiration. Shes vivacious, encouraging and has a wonderful sense of humor- Never a dull moment. She works really hard and has tremendous insight into people, which reflects in the work she does. –Demian Slade, Actor and Coaching Client“Nicole Comers book is incredibly helpful, and insightful. Every actor should read!”--Liam Fountain , Actor and coaching client“Nicole has an incredible compassion for actors and has blended that with her extensive knowledge of the industry to help guide many towards a successful career as a working actor. I have been fortunate enough to have Nicole as a mentor and she has empowered me through her infectious optimism and constant wisdom. She is very intuitive in the way she approaches the industry and helped me simplify the at-times, complicated business side of acting”. --Natasha Sattler, actress and coaching client“Nicole is an amazing worker. When she puts her mind into something she does it with full force never sacrificing any small detail. She is thorough, intelligent, and she has a great sense of humor. She believes in her clients and has strong convictions that enable her to get the best out of everyone. She is a fearless coach, one I would be happy to work with again”. ---Carolyn Crotty, actress and coaching clientABOUT THE AUTHOR:Nicole Comer is an actress, writer, producer, acting coach and entrepreneur based in Los Angeles, California. She splits her time between Los Angeles and Houston, Texas. She was born in Detroit, Michigan and has very fond memories of her early childhood there. Nicole holds a BA from the University of Houston in Radio/TV/Theatre where she appeared on the local PBS station in a weekly program that she co-wrote, co-produced and co-hosted. Right out of college, Nicole worked for Paramount Pictures in the Domestic Television Department where she compiled, elaborated and delivered Nielsen rating analysis to producers on the lot. While running her own successful staffing agency, Nicole then wrote, directed and appeared in numerous comedy parody sketches at Second City LA playing various characters from popular television shows. She is currently writing a semi-autobiographical novel and developing one of her many scripts into a series.