- Jenna Fischer,
star of "The Office"


Chapter One:
LET'S TALK ABOUT AGENTS

This is an overview which sets up the book by discussing the life of an agent and how we earn our measly ten percent. It also explains how we see ourselves and more importantly, how we see you.

Chapter Two:
WELCOME TO L.A.

It doesn't matter if you live in L.A. or if you're thinking of moving here. Actors need to have a game plan before trying to find an agent. So to address that need, I've created a 9 step program that will help you make all the right moves.

Chapter Three:
TOOLS OF THE TRADE

Actors must have their marketing tools ready before they can even think about approaching an agent. By tools, I mean headshots, resumes, and demo reels. This chapter goes into great detail about how to prepare these items. I've also included information about finding the right teacher and joining the union.

Chapter Four:
GETTING AN AGENT

So how do agents find clients? Where do we look? Do bribes work? I answer all these questions and more while giving clear, uncensored advice on the right and wrong way to catch an agent's attention.

Chapter Five:
THE ALL IMPORTANT MEETING

Every actor wants to get a meeting with an agent but most of you have no idea of how to behave once you're actually in my office. Based on personal experience, I explain the difference between a good meeting and a bad one.

Chapter Six:
HOW TO BE A GOOD CLIENT

Actors believe that all their problems are over when they sign with an agent. Nothing could be further from the truth. This chapter gives solid advice on how to maximize your chances for success once you actually become someone's client.

Chapter Seven:
PILOT SEASON

Actors obsess about pilot season but very few understand how it really works. To help you learn more about this crucial time of year, I take an imaginary client through the entire process - from the initial audition to testing at the network. There's no other book on the market which provides this kind of detailed information about pilot season.

Chapter Eight:
WHAT ABOUT MANAGERS?

Some agents would rather have root canal than allow their clients to work with a manager. Why is that? Why is there so much conflict between us? Aren't we supposed to be on the same team? This chapter explains the difference between a good manager and an evil one. It also gives examples of an effective agent/manager relationship, then closes with a list of questions every actor should ask before signing with a manager.

Chapter Nine:
RULES OF THE GAME

To help you survive this crazy business, I have created my own ten rules for success. Following this program will give every actor the foundation for a successful career and a much happier life.