The Hollywood Survival Guide For Actors

The Hollywood Survival Guide For Actors

5.0 (1)
3 employees
2 years in business

About this pro

I'm the author of The Hollywood Survival Guide For Actors, and I'd like to help you become a successful working actor, today. 

Please email me at [email protected] to apply.

Throughout my twelve years in Hollywood, I've learned many valuable lessons and developed hundreds of strategies that have enabled me to work smarter, rather than harder, to maintain a successful acting career.  I began business mentoring for actors because it matters a great deal to me to share all these secrets and lessons, and to be a guide for the next generation of artists.

The mentorship entails one-on-one monthly business coaching sessions for actors at every level. We will meet via Skype or in person for a minimum of three one hour sessions.  

I limit this to no more than twelve actors per week to ensure clear focus on each performer, hence I do need to ask actors to apply, rather than accepting everyone.  Resume is not taken into account, but dedication is.  I choose to only work with positive, focused, proactive actors.

I will meticulously coach you through every step of creating a successful career as a working actor.  We will cover:

  • Analysis of public and professional profiles and marketing materials: Ensuring you have the best possible headshots/resume/demo/website/online profiles
  • Getting you signed with solid representation (I have many very specific strategies in this area and many of my clients have secured top level representation by implementing them)
  • Social media (this is HUGE and your growth in this area will be massive - my current clients are all gaining 600 - 800 new followers on Instagram per month organically, and several now have over 20k followers which qualifies them as micro-influencers!)
  • Which classes will give you the best chance of booking work given your specific skill set
  • Specific networking that actually works - ensuring you create real lasting relationships with filmmakers & casting
  • Branding and marketing strategies to keep you top of mind with casting (my clients and myself have booked several jobs this year already using these techniques!) 

And any of the hundreds of other topics that you may need guidance and support on.  Together we will tailor and curate every step on your path to becoming a successful actor.  

The other facet of what we do will be a little more like life coaching - working on the personal struggles and blocks that are standing in the way of moving you forward.  We will work to eliminate procrastination, self sabotage, clutter (both physical and mental), and improving your overall fitness and health so you have the stamina and energy for the long hours Hollywood demands.

I look forward to working with you! 

[email protected]

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Los Angeles, CA 90028
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1 Review

5.0

  • Emily Coupe

    I've been doing mentoring with Kym for about 1.5 years now, and so much in my life has changed! Not only has Kym become a great friend, but she has an endless supply of knowledge and experience, as well as is continually learning herself and passes that on to her clients! When I look at my life now, so much of it has been because of something Kym has asked me to do, or advice she has given, and the best part is that she covers all areas of life - not just acting! So I'd say if you are feeling stuck (or even if you're not) have a mentor session with Kym - you won't be disappointed! :)



FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

The mentorship entails one-on-one monthly business coaching sessions for actors at every level. We will meet via Skype or in person for a minimum of three one hour sessions.  

I limit this to no more than twelve actors per week to ensure clear focus on each performer, hence I do need to ask actors to apply, rather than accepting everyone.  Resume is not taken into account, but dedication is.  I choose to only work with positive, focused, proactive actors.

I will meticulously coach you through every step of creating a successful career as a working actor.  We will cover:

  • Analysis of public and professional profiles and marketing materials: Ensuring you have the best possible headshots/resume/demo/website/online profiles
  • Getting you signed with solid representation (I have many very specific strategies in this area and many of my clients have secured top level representation by implementing them)
  • Social media (this is HUGE and your growth in this area will be massive - my current clients are all gaining 600 - 800 new followers on Instagram per month organically, and several now have over 20k followers which qualifies them as micro-influencers!)
  • Which classes will give you the best chance of booking work given your specific skill set
  • Specific networking that actually works - ensuring you create real lasting relationships with filmmakers & casting
  • Branding and marketing strategies to keep you top of mind with casting (my clients and myself have booked several jobs this year already using these techniques!) 

And any of the hundreds of other topics that you may need guidance and support on.  Together we will tailor and curate every step on your path to becoming a successful actor.  

The other facet of what we do will be a little more like life coaching - working on the personal struggles and blocks that are standing in the way of moving you forward.  We will work to eliminate procrastination, self sabotage, clutter (both physical and mental), and improving your overall fitness and health so you have the stamina and energy for the long hours Hollywood demands.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Author, business coach and actress, Kym Jackson, is a voting member of The Television Academy (Emmy Nominating Committee), a member of American MENSA, a speaker and committee member for the SAG-AFTRA Conservatory, and a working actress with over thirty feature film and TV credits in the past five years.  She is the author of the text book The Hollywood Survival Guide for Actors, and a business coach and mentor, helping actors accelerate their progress in the film and television industry. 

Her 2017 TV credits include guest roles on ‘Ten Days in the Valley’ with Kyra Sedgwick, ‘NCIS’, ‘This is Us’, ‘American Crime Story’, ‘Rebel’ and TV movie ‘The Good Nanny’.  In film this year, she worked with Robert Pine and Dale Dickey on a biopic about Frank Shankwicz, the founder of the Make a Wish foundation, and in the support lead role of hippie girl ‘Summer’ with Rodman Flender (Scream) on his upcoming romantic comedy film starring Jake Cannanvale and Angelique Rivera, set for a theatrical release in 2018. 


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

All students are asked to commit to an initial 3 x 90 min or 3 x 1hr sessions.  After this, many will continue at 3 x 1hr or drop down to single sessions every month or two as needed. 

$375 for 3 x 90 min

$285 for 3 x 1hr

$115 for 1 x 1hr


What types of students have you worked with?

In the past year, I've worked with actors of every age, ethnicity, and level in the Hollywood industry.  From 16 to 68, and from zero credits to series regulars. 


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Look at the the resume of anyone from whom you are taking advice (check their IMDB).  If they aren't where you want to be (at least in the short term), find someone else who is, and learn from them instead.   Make sure anyone teaching the business of acting has current acting or casting credits in 2017 / 2018.


Lessons offered

Acting Classes Film Acting Classes Film And Tv Acting Classes