Making It In Hollywood Virtual Book Tour July 2011

Making It In Hollywood

Join Bryan Hidalgo and Gail O’Donnell, authors of the entertainment nonfiction book, Making It In Hollywood (Createspace), as they virtually tour the blogosphere July 5 – July 29 2011 on their first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book!

About Bryan Hidalgo

Bryan Hidalgo Bryan Hidalgo is an entertainment attorney who worked for several years in Business and Legal Affairs for Columbia Pictures, TriStar Pictures, MCA Records, and Geffen Records, before transitioning to private practice.  He is a graduate of the UCLA School of Law.  Prior to his legal career, he performed as a concert pianist, and was an Official Pianist for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics Opening Ceremonies.  In addition to serving as an industry consultant, Bryan is currently working on his next book.  He lives in Los Angeles, California.

His latest book is Making It In Hollywood.

Visit his website at

Gail O'Donnell About Gail O’Donnell

Gail Gradin O’Donnell is an accomplished Hollywood makeup artist. Her artistry has graced some of the most beautiful and recognized celebrity faces in the world on all the major film and television award shows, including the Academy Awards, Emmys, Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild. She has recently launched her own line of makeup. Prior to her career as a makeup artist, Gail was employed by the prestigious Creative Artists Agency, Inc., and has been a personal assistant to Alan Alda. She resides in Los Angeles, California.

Her latest book is Making It In Hollywood.

Visit her website at

About Making It In Hollywood

Making It In Hollywood LEARN the secrets of how to become a successful actor, screenwriter, director, or producer from the people who’ve made it—and are continuing to make it! Authors Bryan Hidalgo and Gail O’Donnell have interviewed more than 100 of today’s top actors, screenwriters, directors, and producers—including Oscar and Emmy winners—who reveal, in their own words, how they started, how they work, how they got where they are today, and how you can get there too.

The result is a truly inspirational compilation of interviews, with answers, encouragement and guidance straight from the horse’s mouth. Discover where to start, what training to pursue, when to get an agent, how to be your best at auditions, and much more.

In-depth interviews were conducted with stars, creators, writers, directors, or producers of such hit TV shows as Lost, 24, House, The Shield, Sex and the City, Breaking Bad, Desperate Housewives, Hawaii Five-O, How I Met Your Mother, Grey’s Anatomy, Criminal Minds, Southland, Law and Order: SVU, Medium, Castle, One Tree Hill, Boston Legal, Without a Trace, Sons of Anarchy, Dexter, Nip/Tuck, Moonlighting, X-Files, and Oz, and motion pictures such as Twilight, Marley & Me, Hairspray, Pulp Fiction, When Harry Met Sally, Mission: Impossible, Star Trek, X-Men, Serpico, Back to the Future, Spider-Man, Jurassic Park, Mrs. Doubtfire, Catch Me If You Can, The Devil Wears Prada, Forrest Gump, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, True Lies, The Phantom of the Opera, Harold & Kumar, Austin Powers, Eat Pray Love, American Beauty, The Proposal, and Face/Off, among many others.

Sit down with Hollywood’s finest and let them help you start “Making It In Hollywood”!

Save the Children, as the recipient of a portion of the authors’ royalties from the sale of Making It In Hollywood, gratefully acknowledges the efforts of authors Bryan Hidalgo and Gail O’Donnell, and participating industry professionals for their roles in the creation of this book.

Here’s what reviewers are saying about Making It In Hollywood!

Making It in Hollywood is a must read for all those taking acting classes, or aspiring to “get tape” in the industry. It’s a great gift as a graduation present to those that like to be on the receiving side of the lights, as well as those more comfortable writing or making movies. It’s a book that crosses genres from reference to philosophy, from self help to anecdotal humor. This is an invaluable book for not only people seeking work in the entrainment industry but for fans of the magic of Hollywood. This book is easy to read, filled with actual stories of those who’ve found success and is literally a blueprint on how to build your career. It can best be summed up with the song lyrics from New York, New York, “If you can make it there, you can make it … anywhere.”

— Pacific Book Review

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Making It In Hollywood Virtual Book Tour Schedule

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books kk Tuesday, July 5

Book spotlighted at The Book Bin

Wednesday, July 6

Interviewed at Blog Talk Radio’s A Book and a Chat

Thursday, July 7

Interviewed at Examiner

“In addition, I happened to run into a few Hollywoodnotables by chance, introduced myself and the project, and a few days later had another great interview for the book!”

Friday, July 8

Book reviewed at Celtic Lady’s Reviews

“Have you ever wanted to be an actor or actress?? Have you wondered how the famous ones got to be famous?? If you have, than Making it in Hollywood by Bryan Hidalgo and Gail O’Donnell is the book that can answer these questions plus more.”

Monday, July 11

Book spotlighted at Book Marketing Buzz

Thursday, July 14

Book review & book giveaway at April’s Lifestyle Show

Friday, July 15

Book reviewed at Examiner

Monday, July 18

Book reviewed at Psychotic State Reviews

Making It In Hollywood is a must-have bible for the aspiring actor, screenwriter , director and/or producer.  If you have ever wondered how your favorite (or not so favorite) stars made it and what their thoughts are on auditioning, New York versus L.A., and the most challenging part of their career, authors Bryan Hidalgo and Gail O’Donnell have assembled a 624 page manual of success tips for you.”

Thursday, July 21

Interviewed at Blogcritics

Monday, July 25

Book reviewed at Avomnia

Tuesday, July 26

Book reviewed at Splashes of Joy

Wednesday, July 27

Book reviewed at The Real Hollywood

Thursday, July 28

Book reviewed at Mad Moose Mama

Friday, July 29

Book reviewed at Review From Here

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Bryan Hidalgo & Gail O’Donnell’s MAKING IT IN HOLLYWOOD VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR ‘10 will officially begin on July 5 and end on July 29 ’11. Please contact Dorothy Thompson at thewriterslife(at) if you are interested in hosting and/or reviewing their book or click here to use the form. Thank you!

If you would like to book your own virtual book tour with us, click here to find out how!

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