SMFA: The Ninja Within



Author Bonnie Gillespie has done it again! Her wildly popular Self-Management for Actors: Getting Down to (Show) Business is now curriculum at colleges and in acting programs all over the world. Actors and other showbiz creatives are learning how to master the things they actually *do* control in pursuit of a creative career.

Using the SMFA principles, this pocket guide encourages actors to:

  • embrace their power as storytellers
  • “lurk then lead”
  • lean into their True North
  • strengthen the Web of Trust
  • remember the love in this pursuit

So many actors block their own success by focusing on other actors’ journeys, by dwelling on rejection, by not celebrating what they can do — daily — to rejoice that their creative path is filled with the opportunity to change the world.

Look, we’re not curing cancer in show business, but maybe through our art we’re bringing relief to someone as they’re going through chemo. SMFA: The Ninja Within is filled with short reminders about the mental game you’re facing. Flip to a page, get a quick shot of badassery, and then get to work! Available at or at a bookstore near you!