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"Jessica Sitomer's book reminds me of the old adage: 'Give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day. Teach him to fish and he'll eat for a lifetime.' There is no shortage of books on bookshelves in bookstores offering up the Hollywood hopeful a fish (or in most cases, something fishy). Sitomer provides a strategy on how to create a career so you will work (and eat!) for a lifetime."
-Andrew Kreisberg, Co-Executive Producer, Eli Stone, Writer, Boston Legal, The Simpsons

"Jessica with AND.ACTION! has created a productive and effective way of not only guiding the reader through a method of setting attainable goals but also providing for them an enjoyable process in the journey of self discovery."
-Ana Lucia Cottone, Television Programming Executive

"Thinking outside the box and nurturing relationships is the key to being a successful actor. Jessica Sitomer's AND.ACTION! will teach you how to do this. The same career building tools she shares here will also help you balance your life when you get to wear many hats in this field. Run to get this book!"
-Diane Farr, Actress, Numb3rs, Author, The Girl Code



I found the career coaching by Jessica Sitomer to be transformative. If someone had told me that Jessica could help me overcome my insecurity about contacting strangers when looking for work I would have signed up. If someone had told me that Jessica could help me change my failing habits and find new and better ways to network and look for work, I would have signed up. If someone had told me that Jessica could help me focus my energy in production ways, and turn my back on non-productive ways, I would have signed up. No one told me any of these things, but she was there, and accessible and I was looking to make a change, so I focused my energy to doing the work at hand. I got results, because I put in the effort. Since working with Jessica, I have shot a number of films and commercials. I was able to present a more confident and professional image of myself and. I found an agent, then after two years, found another. This past year, I shot three features - in addition to many smaller projects. Through our work together, I gained confidence in presenting myself, and I rediscovered the value of persistence.

-Chris, director of photography

 

When I decided to re-rate from first assistant to operator five years ago, I didn't even know that career coaching or Jessica Sitomer existed. That was a bit of a miracle right there; just that someone somewhere was available and willing to make a priority of me forging my way down this new path. As a direct or indirect result of the program I've done work on CSI: NY, several television pilots, Madmen, and quite a few movies and television shows. Most recently I've just completed a season of CANE for CBS starring Jimmy Smits. I can't say enough about Jessica's coaching program. It's one of the best things I've had happen to me professionally. When I started working with Jessica I was working a couple of days a month....maybe. And then it was several days a month. And a couple of years later I was working every day, which is pretty fortunate I think. Before I started the career coaching program I was sitting around waiting for the phone to ring. After working with Jessica, I was doing what other successful cameramen in Hollywood have always been doing: developing relationships. It was also great to work with other coaching program participants in a group setting and to know that I wasn't alone in being at a crossroads in my career.

-Brian Pitts, camera operator

 

Meeting with Jessica helped me to gain a new perspective on the whole entertainment business and to learn how to have more control over options for employment. She emphasized creating possibilities through meeting many, many people and developing relationships with them. Her methods of tracking what actions I took whether it was phone calls, meetings, or interviews were valuable tools in assessing my progress and feeling more in control of accomplishing my goals. Sometimes it was a simple as defining my short range and long range goals. After deciding I wanted to get work as a camera operator on a TV pilot several years ago, she helped me outline what actions I should take. As a result of that organized effort, I worked as an additional camera operator on the pilot of "Boomtown" and was the A camera operator on "What Leonard Comes Home to". Because of her experience with so many camera people at Local 600 and her own work as an actress, writer, director, and producer Jessica always had pertinent information about upcoming projects. She also helped me figure out how to better balance my needs for personal creative projects while working as a camera operator on shows like "Monk" and "Malcolm in the Middle".

-Bonnie Blake, camera operator

 

Job interviews can be stressful situations. But, when you walk into the interview with confidence, prepared with what you want to say about yourself, honest and equipped with the tools to put your best foot forward – that’s when interviews become a comfortable exchange of information and an exploration of what could prove to be a wonderful new career opportunity. And, that’s a very big difference that can dictate whether or not you land the job. When you need work, job hunting is a full-time occupation. Jessica Sitomer offers people the chance to do the job of finding a job very efficiently and effectively, resulting in maximizing the experience. No questions come from out of left field when you have fully prepped yourself to be interviewed. And, you get on record with all the information you want to leave behind with a potential employer. Planning a career is like planning a sales campaign. Jessica provides insight into your goals, strategies, and most importantly, a way to get beyond your fears and insecurities and get more in touch with your core desires and values. Honesty and a calm demeanor win the day. The road to those goals will take you to Jessica Sitomer’s door.

-Sue, television development executive

 

 
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