It is my pleasure to announce today’s launch of Thriving In Hollywood! Tenacious Tales and Tactics from Ms. In the Biz, complied by Ms. In the Biz Founder Helenna Santos and contributor Alexandra Boylan. This exciting new book, available on Amazon, Kindle and fine retailers today, is designed for the next generation of female Hollywood Power Players.
Thriving In Hollywood! is a compilation of 25 posts from MsInTheBiz.com. The aim of the book is to provide the best of the uplifting stories and time tested practical tips that have been found on the site. Whether someone is brand new to the business, or an industry veteran, Thriving in Hollywood! is like going to coffee with all of your best girlfriends who are “thriving” not just surviving, because the more empowered women are then the power structure in the industry can shift in a dynamic way.
Demonstrating that there is a hunger for this knowledge and community, in less then 2 years the Ms. In The Biz website has amassed almost 1000 articles from over 140 female contributors working within the entertainment industry, 40 of which are now regular monthly bloggers, and it is read in over 184 countries.
Celebrity power-players are raving about Thriving In Hollywood!:
“A buffet of both practicalities and inspiration. Whether you dip in for something specific, or read it cover-to-cover, you’ll find something here that you can put to immediate use.”
– Jane Espenson (Writer/Producer – Once Upon A Time, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Husbands)
“The timing is perfect for a book such as this with some of the most informative and inspirational blogs out there. Helenna has an uncanny sense of bringing together the most talented ladies.”
– Marci Liroff (Casting Director – Mean Girls, Footloose, E.T.)
“This book is a Godsend.”
– Madeline Brewer (Actress – Orange is the New Black, Hemlock Grove)
“The wisdom in this book is INVALUABLE! It’s amazing how sometimes in life all we need to do is open up to others and realize we’re not alone on this journey. I completely admire the generosity of all the contributing writers as they teach us the lessons they’ve learned along the way, and feel uplifted with the knowledge I have gained through their stories.”
– Mena Suvari (Actress – American Beauty, American Pie)
Ms. In the Biz Founder and Editor Helenna Santos and contributor Alexandra Boylan are available this month for interviews about a variety of topics covered in Thriving In Hollywood! and on MsInTheBiz.com. Chapters include:
- How to Get Out of Your Own Way and Start Kicking Ass – Madeline Merritt
- On Set Etiquette For The Beginner – Katherine Di Marino
- Being Proactive vs. Being a PROBLEM – Leah Cevoli
- Be a Lady, Not a Stereotype – Allison Vanore
- Five Easy Ways to Give Your Body Language a Power Boost – Kim D’Eon
- It’s a Small Town… Always Be Kind – Alexandra Boylan
- US vs. THEM: Be an Actor They Want to Work With – Hayley Derryberry
- Don’t Let “The Biz” Get You Down – Helenna Santos
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Ms. In The Biz Book Empowers Women to Thrive in Cutthroat Entertainment Industry
“… this book is INVALUABLE! It’s amazing how sometimes in life all we need to do is open up to others and realize we’re not alone on this journey…”
– Mena Suvari (actress – American Beauty, American Pie)
Los Angeles, CA. December, 2014 – Helenna Santos, founder of the popular entertainment based website Ms. In The Biz, teams up with writer/producer Alexandra Boylan to compile a book that motivates, inspires, and empowers women in the entertainment industry titled Thriving in Hollywood! Tenacious Tales and Tactics from Ms. In the Biz.
Chosen from the over 900 articles contributed to Ms. In The Biz since its launch in May of 2013, Thriving in Hollywood! Tenacious Tales and Tactics from Ms. In The Biz includes 25 pieces from writers such as Leah Cevoli (actress Robot Chicken, Deadwood), Kristen Nedopak (Executive Producer/Showrunner The Geekie Awards), America Young (Director, Stuntwoman), and Taryn O’Neill (actress Granite Flats).
As Eric England (Writer/Director – Contracted, Madison County) states “In a day and age where gender equality is popping up in the news on a regular basis, Ms. In the Biz is the ‘one small step for women, one giant leap for womankind’ that is desperately needed in the entertainment industry.”
Jane Espenson (Writer/Producer – Once Upon A Time, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Husbands) adds that Thriving in Hollywood! Tenacious Tales and Tactics from Ms. In the Biz is “…a buffet of both practicalities and inspiration. Whether you dip in for something specific, or read it cover-to-cover, you’ll find something here that you can put to immediate use.”
Already heralded by Marci Liroff (Acclaimed Casting Director – Mean Girls, Footloose, E.T.) as “a book…with some of the most informative and inspirational blogs out there,” the Ms. In The Biz book is guaranteed to offer clarity and wisdom in an industry that often times is an uphill battle for women.
“The numbers for women in front of and behind the camera aren’t getting much better, and we are still battling for equal ground. It’s easy to get depressed by statistics, but there is no reason to get bogged down by them. Instead it’s important for women to take action. In order to create a major shift in the industry we need to take matters into our own hands and make things happen, encourage and empower each other.” – Helenna Santos (actress/producer/founder of Ms. In The Biz).
ABOUT Ms. In The Biz
Founded by actress/producer Helenna Santos, Ms. In The Biz is the premium online destination for women in entertainment who are looking for a positive community that shares resources, imparts wisdom, and fosters success. After seeing a need for an online collaborative community of like-minded women in entertainment, Helenna created Ms. In the Biz to act as a hub for the next generation of female Hollywood power players.
140+ contributing female writers, read in over 180 countries.
Ms. In The Biz website: http://www.msinthebiz.com
Thriving in Hollywood! Tenacious Tales and Tactics from Ms. In the Biz is now available to purchase on Amazon.
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More industry praise for Thriving In Hollywood! and Ms. In The Biz:
“This book’s refreshingly positive and relatable take on how to thrive in Hollywood serves as validation that success is a soul thing. It’s actionable; and the product of an open mind and a broadened perception on how to get ahead. Helenna’s brand of wisdom will inspire women and show them how to catch their dreams instead of just chase after them!”
Nicole Taylor Roberts (Cannes Nominated Filmmaker and Head of RocketLight Films)
“The industry has changed, most excuses we have for not pursuing our dreams come down to one thing – fear. The fear of starting being the worst offender because it leads to fear of finishing, and the fear of failure. This extremely useful collection of articles and real world tips helps us push through the never ending battle with ourselves, so we can get to work creating.”
Evan Glodell (Director – Bellflower)
“I wish this book had been around when I was getting started, it is full of invaluable advice and loads of inspiration…it will save you from pitfalls and help you find your way in this strange world that is Hollywood.”
Patrick Gallagher (Actor – Night at the Museum, Glee, True Blood)
“Ms. In The Biz offers one of the greatest gifts mentors and a supportive community can offer all of us at any level of our careers: realistic expectations. That’s not to mean stifling or dimming your hopes or dreams – nor hyping or indulging your pipe dreams – but rather offering clarity on just what could possibly be achieved from here, now – and how. Success leaves clues. Here are some breadcrumbs to follow.”
Heather Hale (Producer, Writer, Director)