Thursday, June 23, 2011

A Book and a Chat with Bryan Hidalgo & Gail O’Donnell

“All the stars that ever were, are parking cars and pumping gas” or is it “If I can make it there I’ll make it anywhere”. Getting on the Hollywood path be it from the acting, directing screen writing or whatever creative path that is taken can be very much a hit or miss event. Now my two guests on today’s “A Book and a Chat” Bryan Hidalgo & Gail O’Donnell, share the secrets of over 100 of today’s top actors, screenwriters, directors, and producers—including Oscar and Emmy winners in their great book.. “Making It In Hollywood: What To Do & How To Do It From More Than 100 of Today's Top Actors, Screenwriters, Directors, and Producers” Though we’ll just call it “Making it in Hollywood”.

Contacting these various people was just the start, as we heard actually getting to the person through the maze of agents and publicists can take the time, very much like trying to contact an author. Though the response especially when the artist learned that portion of the profits for each sale goes directly to a great cause; Save the Children was tremendous.

The result is over 600 pages of information and anecdotes in the artists own words, how they started, how they work, how they got where they are today, and how you can get there too.

The result is a truly inspirational compilation of interviews, with answers, encouragement and guidance straight from the horse’s mouth.

Discover where to start, what training to pursue, when to get an agent, how to be your best at auditions, and much more, from interviews with stars, creators, writers, directors, or producers.

One thing that stands out in the book is that all the really successful people had one thing in common. Yes, they were hard working, intelligent, talented, and persistent – but those are just the prerequisites. Beyond all those admirable qualities, these are people who actively refuse to isolate themselves and instead, teamed up with like-minded people, forged powerful relationships, and helped carry each other through the rough times to get their material and themselves out there. They became part of the Hollywood community through their hard work and skill, but they helped others to succeed along the way. In return, they themselves were helped.

While a must for those aspiring artists, and those who love reading articles about the stars in publications like “People Magazine” it is some that many will I’m sure enjoy for the hints and tips they can find that will help in their own chosen profession and indeed life’s.

Going back to my opening comments and reading this book, one would definitely relate more to song lyrics from New York, New York, "If you can make it there, you can make it... anywhere."

So listen to an interesting and hugely entertaining show as I spend thirty minutes sharing "A Book and a Chat with Bryan Hidalgo & Gail O’Donnell"


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