Hollywood Extra Casting Experts Angela Bertolino and Carla Lewis Pen 'Extra Work For Brain Surgeons,' A Guide To Break Into Movies, TV, Commercials And Videos In LA

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Beverly Hills businesswomen/authors/Hollywood extra casting experts Angela Bertolino and Carla Lewis, once victims of Hollywood scam artists, have written "Extra Work For Brain Surgeons," an easy-to-read and highly informative guide for those seeking a career as an entertainer in Hollywood.

Successful Beverly Hills businesswomen/authors Angela Bertolino and Carla Lewis, considered the premiere casting info resource for Hollywood extras -- and who were previously both ripped off by unscrupulous Hollywood scammers -- have penned the book “Extra Work for Brain Surgeons," a must-read guide for anyone who has ever dreamed about coming to Hollywood to make it as an entertainer.

This riveting, informative and often humorous book includes:

·    How to navigate the “Hollywood Jungle”

·    How to get cast as a Hollywood Extra in movies, TV, commercials, music videos

·    How to avoid the Hollywood scam artists who can prey on newcomers

·    Where to find and how to reach reputable casting agencies

·    How to join the Hollywood talent unions, such as the Screen Actors Guild

·    How to work on the set alongside some of Hollywood biggest stars

Angela Bertolino, who years earlier was the victim of Hollywood scam artists, describes her book by saying, “It’s a definitive handbook and comprehensive directory for novice and working extra performers in the entertainment industry. This annual guide delivers practical, objective advice on how to navigate the world of extra work, from getting jobs to getting paid.”

“There’s also a near-exhaustive listing of current casting directors and how best to get work from them. Written in a conversational yet straightforward style, our book boasts easy-to-understand explanations of union contracts, labor laws, and heavily researched listings of questionable companies to look out for. And there’s an extensive reference guide containing glossaries, maps, and many useful phone numbers.”

“Extra Work for Brain Surgeons" is designed to aid the performer in having a positive experience in the industry,” emphasized Ms. Bertolino.


Angela Bertolino came to Hollywood from her hometown of Sacramento, CA, in the 1990s, and quickly immersed herself in the world of Hollywood by going out on casting calls with the hopes of perhaps one day becoming a Hollywood icon or maybe a writer or producer. Instead, she ultimately founded Hollywood OS® (Hollywood Operating System®) with aspiring actress/model Carla Lewis (who has since gone on to become a top casting agent), which today is regarded as the one-stop information source for those seeking a career as a Hollywood actor or extra, or even those who just want to learn more about how the “Hollywood jungle” operates.

“Extra Work For Brain Surgeons"

Publisher: Hollywood OS®

Paperback ISBN: 1-893899-24-1: List Price: $27.50; 544 Pages

Available at: Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble.Com, Bookstores and newsstands nationwide or from SCB Distributors, Gardena, CA, 1-800-729-6423, or from Hollywood OS® at the company’s website http://www.HollywoodOS.com, or 310-289-9400.

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