Acting in Television Commercials for Fun and Profit

ISBN-10: 0307450244
ISBN-13: 9780307450241
Edition: 4th 2009 (Revised)
Authors: Squire Fridell
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Description: Actors earn more money performing in television commercials than in stage productions and feature films combined. "Squire Fridell's book is a witty and complete guide. It should be on every actor's shelf right next to Stanislavsky. --Richard  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.99
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 2/24/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Actors earn more money performing in television commercials than in stage productions and feature films combined. "Squire Fridell's book is a witty and complete guide. It should be on every actor's shelf right next to Stanislavsky. --Richard Schickel, film critic, Time magazine "Acting in Television Commercials is a great way to break into the business, and Squire Fridell's book is fun and informative . . . a must for any aspiring actor." --Carol Burnett Acting in television commercials is fun, challenging, and often very lucrative. Squire Fridell offers tips and advice that will give you the edge necessary to break in and keep on working: How to get started with a winning resume, a dynamic headshot, and a terrific agent New audition strategies and performance techniques Learn to manage "downtimeand build your career even whileyou're not working Practice acting with scripts from real television commercials! Squire Fridell has appeared in some living room, somewhere in America, selling something to someone on the average of once a day for more than twenty years. His 1,700 television commercials included fifteen years as the Toyota spokesman and six years as television's Ronald McDonald. He has been featured in Newsweek and has been on the cover of TV Guide. In addition to his television, film, and stage credits, he has a master's degree in acting/directing.

Barry Geller is an illustrator and graphic designer who works in animation, advertising, and publishing. He owns and operates Geller Graphics, a design and illustration studio in Santa Cruz, California.

Author's Note
Introduction
Before Your Talent Agent
Your First Headshot
Your First R�sum�
The Publications and Poopsheets
Your Knowledge, Performance Skills, and Training
The Unions: SAG and AFTRA
The Talent Agent
After Your Talent Agent
The After-Agent Headshot
Before the Audition
The Waiting Room
Acting and the Script
The Audition Room
The Callback
The Job
The Money
The Life of an Actor
Listing of SAG and AFTRA Union Offices
Television Commercials Using Squire Fridell as On-camera Talent
Acknowledgments

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