A Motivational Story for Actors
Breaking Into Hollywood

By Michael J. Wallach
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Michael Wallach will be instructing his popular
UCLA Extension 6 week course "This Business of Acting"
in the upcoming Winter Quarter

MICHAEL WALLACH has been a personal manager guiding the careers of actors and other industry professionals for more than 20 years. He created, designed and teaches a popular six-week course titled “This Business of Acting ™” for UCLA Extension several times each year.* Wallach, an attorney admitted to the New York Bar, began his career working in business affairs at RCA Records in New York. Moving into television and film, he was a business affairs executive at Columbia Pictures Television in Los Angeles. Additionally, Wallach has been active in increasing the visibility and regard for personal managers as an important part of the Hollywood process. He served two terms as vice president of the Conference of Personal Managers. Wallach frequently lectures at colleges and acting schools, emphasizing his belief that actors can make it in Hollywood with talent as well as focus and knowledge of the business, even if they arrive in town without knowing a soul! He lives in Los Angeles, CA.

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ISBN 978-0-9792711-0-6


How to Get Arrested® is a book written in story form THAT IS NOT ABOUT HOW TO ACT, IT'S ABOUT HOW TO "MAKE IT". Follow two actors as they pursue their dreams to find success in Hollywood …

“ A story/novella that takes the tangles and terror out of the system. Woven with career mapping facts, wisdom, experience, motivation, and...entertaining to boot."

INCLUDING a non-fiction Chapter entitled "MYTHS DEMYSTIFIED" which uncovers and explains the Five Myths that prevent many actors from achieving success!

Endorsements include Casting Director Victoria Burrows (100 features inc. "Lord of the Rings" trilogy); Steven Nash (President, Talent Managers Association); Personal Manager Joannie Burstein (clients include Patrick Dempsey of "Grey's Anatomy"); award winning actor John Savage ("Deer Hunter"); twice Emmy-nominated Eileen Davidson (“The Young and the Restless") ; Judy Kerr (Dialogue Coach on “ Seinfeld ” and author of Acting Is Everything, 11th Gold Edition ); Vince Van Patten, host of “ World Poker Tour ” ; Acting Coach/Producer Joanne Baron of Baron/Brown Acting Studio;  Jane Kagon, Director of Entertainment Studies at UCLA Extension; award winning psychiatrist Dr. Tom H Wallach; national TV sportscaster Marv Albert; Dr. Gilda Carle, Relationship Expert and Author of “Don’t Bet on the Prince!; Pulitzer Prize winning author and columnist Jimmy Breslin, and many more.


A Motivational Story for Actors
Breaking Into Hollywood

By Michael J. Wallach

Purchase at: Bookstores Nationwide including
Barnes & Noble Bookstores, Samuel French
, Book Soup, Skylight Books in LA and
St. Mark's Bookshop, The Drama Book Shop in NY
or order online from
, BarnesandNoble.com, ActorsAccess.com.

Distributor: SCB Distributors

Also available for lending at the Los Angeles Public Library

About the Book

HOW TO GET ARRESTED® : A Motivational Story for Actors is a unique book, one that provides the actor with valuable, usable information on the business of acting as no other book can. The lessons in, and the spirit of How To Get Arrested will inspire those who seek to “make it” in any profession.

A personal manager for more than 20 years, Michael Wallach shares his knowledge and advice not in an academic way, or through dry checklists. Rather, he employs a lively, accessible and absorbable novella style to follow the tale of two young actors as they embark on the same journey as thousands of hopefuls each year.

Dick and Jane move to Hollywood to become working actors, and hopefully stars. They are anxious about what comes next. One of them “hopes to get discovered,” thinking that the way to fame and fortune is to be represented by the biggest agent and manager , and bypassing casting directors, and auditioning for producers and directors only . The other one makes well thought out choices, creating a game plan for success .

Knowing the questions aspiring actors have and knowing the motivation and support they need prompted Wallach to write HOW TO GET ARRESTED® . The book is entertaining, woven with facts, experience and wisdom, written in a unique novella format. Reading the book, you can learn how you can come to town without knowing anyone and still make it in this business!!!

speaks to the actor's creative mind. Author Wallach demonstrates a great affection for actors and a keen insight into the hurdles they face. HOW TO GET ARRESTED® answers questions all actors ask, and supplies the information all actors need.

Personal Manager Joannie Burstein (clients include Patrick Dempsey of "Grey's Anatomy") says: "How To Get Arrested' is a must read for actors of all levels -- I would encourage my clients to spend an evening soaking up these wonderful words of wisdom".

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