How Hollywood Works with Kym Jackson


  • 15 February 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Applications Open 1 February 2023 8:00 am
Applications Close 15 February 2023 8:00 am
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Learn how films and TV series are made and cast and what the role of each person in the process is.  Armed with a clear understanding of how the industry works (and why), you will be better able to navigate it, more effectively network and find legitimate film & TV work. Please note: This event will take place at 12pm to 1.30pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time (NSW/VIC/TAS time) and 2pm to 3.30pm NZ time.    


  • Kym Jackson

    Kym Jackson (This Is Us, S.W.A.T., N.C.I.S., The Secrets She Keeps) is an actress credited with 60+ feature films & TV episodes.  She is shooting now opposite Daisy Ridley on post-apocalyptic feature We Bury the Dead and just wrapped her first film as producer, Other You, a sci-fi feature, in which she stars opposite Luke Ford and Arj Barker. A member of American MENSA, Kym is the author of the Amazon best selling textbook, The Hollywood Survival Guide For Actors, a comprehensive 300+ page guide to navigating the entertainment industry.  She is the founder of the Secret Actor Society app and website, which boasts over 3000 classes and Q&A’s, with 50+ industry experts and casting directors, that reveal strategies best used by actors to obtain success in their career.  Her mission is to share that knowledge with her peers and the next generation of talent. As a coach and regular speaker for organizations including SAG-AFTRA, MEAA, WIFT, Spotlight, Kym has taught thousands of actors to navigate the business of acting.  Her coaching sessions incorporate mindset work and techniques to help artists develop and maintain the mental fortitude required to successfully pursue a career acting professionally in the film & TV industry. Kym is also a SAG-AFTRA convention delegate, who in 2022 co-authored and gained unanimous support from the delegation for her resolution to limit self tape lengths - a key point in the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike negotiations. 


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