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I Booked It: The Commercial Actor's Handbook Paperback – September 18, 2015
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About the Author
A professional actress for 38 years, Judy has showcased her skills and talents in hundreds of commercials and film and television roles as well as transformed countless actors’ careers with her two schools. Judy co-founded Talent To Go, a training company that won The Best Casting Director Workshop in LA award in 2009 and 2010. She continued her teaching legacy and success when she opened Keep It Real Acting in 2012, an award-winning full-service acting studio that offers commercial and theatrical classes for all levels of students. She was voted Backstage West’s Favorite On-Camera Commercial Teacher in LA in 2010, 2011, and 2012 and again in 2015. Several of her classes have also won Backstage West’s Favorite in LA awards, and the school continues to produce amazing results for her students. Judy’s hundreds of well-known credits include a SAG-award-winning recurring role on the Emmy-winning show Mad Men as Olive Healey (Peggy’s secretary). Other favorite recurring credits include Odd Couple with Matthew Perry, Hand of God with Ron Pearlman, Married with Children, For Your Love, Grosse Pointe, and Manhattan, AZ with Chad Everett. Judy has done numerous guest appearances on the hit shows Modern Family, The Middle, Bones, Castle, Rizzoli & Isles, Scrubs, Desperate Housewives, ER, Seinfeld, The District, The West Wing, NYPD Blue, Friends, and The Drew Carey Show among others. Her more than 375 commercial credits include several career highlights. Her role as judge in the famous Clairol Herbal Essence ad with Dr. Ruth was famously (and hilariously) spoofed on Saturday Night Live. She appeared in two acclaimed Super Bowl ads in 2013, Oreo’s Whisper Fight ad and Deon Sanders’ NFL promo. The proud mother of one son, Frankie Manes, Judy resides in Los Angeles.
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The biggest takeaway from the book are the interviews by top Commercial CD Ross Lacy, Commercial Director Kevin Emmons, Commercial Agent Hugh Leon, and Commercial Producer Anton Maille. Judy Kain asks questions from each that all Actors want to know. How important is a head shot? How should Actors conduct themselves during Callbacks? Should we know every piece of dialogue or just some? I think most Actors will be surprised by the answers given.
In addition to the advice given on how to perform copy for commercials she also instructs Actors (new & seasoned) on how to select head shots, photographers, improv classes, clothing, and much more.
This book is definitely going and staying in my car.
In the book, you will see how to be the best REAL actor you can be in the room. How to be unique. How to be the best you! And how to SELL the best you! There are great insightful interviews with industry professionals, that will help you gain a better understanding of this crazy world! Let Judy be your guide to success!
So, what are you waiting for?!! GET THE BOOK! I GOT IT!! It will make a great STOCKING STUFFER or hell even a TURKEY STUFFER! GET THE BOOK! NOWWWW!
Not only did I enjoy this book for the author's tone and anecdotes, Judy Kain's insight and thorough knowledge of the business is invaluable. It's kind of hard to believe that she shares so much with the reader because it almost feels like she's giving away trade secrets.
I am a hard working actress and do not believe in shortcuts or cutting corners. I believe good, hard work goes a long way to success in this career... and adding Judy Kain's "I Booked It" to my tool belt makes me feel even more prepared when I go into an audition room. It is something I go back to reference often.
Grateful for this book.
"I Booked It" is fun and quick to read and covers everything an actor needs to know about the art of acting in commercials. I found the sections Your Castable Self, Headshots and Agents & Managers as well as the interviews with other professionals in the industry particularly enlightening and useful. Worth reading regardless of whether you are a beginner or a seasoned pro.
I’ve already bought 3 additional copies and given them to friends.