The good news is that you don’t have to take expensive acting classes. To rub shoulders with Hollywood royalty, all you need to do is read this guide…
“‘I love it’: time-honoured way of telling creatives that their work is terrible. Expect to be sacked shortly after you have heard this phrase.”
“Motivated bluffers may elect to start their own film festivals. These can be held in your living room and consist of watching black-and-white movies non-stop for three days while wearing the same pants.”
“Besides writers, assistants are at the bottom of Hollywood’s slippery totem pole: when not used as drug mules or being made to pick all the red M&Ms out of candy jars, these poor drudges are routinely humiliated. ”
Born in Lincolnshire, Sally Whitehill’s first foray into show business was as an eight-year-old playing ‘Marta’ in a school production of The Sound of Music. This led to a number of challenging roles, which included a vole and Queen Victoria.
Deciding that her talents lay in more of a behind-the-scenes capacity, she went on to work as a literary agent in London before accepting a fellowship from the British Film Council to explore the agency business in Los Angeles. Her quest for a job in which the highest number of Angelenos are required to be the least rude to her has led to stints producing television shows and working as a television executive.
She lives in Los Angeles with her leading man and young family.
On the run from their New York creditors in 1910, a disreputable troupe of early filmmakers hid in a small town just outside Los Angeles – and, thus, the Hollywood studio system was born.