Acting - Make It Your Business How to Avoid Mistakes and Achieve Success as a Working Actor

ISBN-10: 0823099555

ISBN-13: 9780823099559

Edition: 2009

Authors: Paul Russell

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He7;s blunt. He7;s honest. He7;s casting director Paul Russell, and he7;s here to tell actors everywhere how to survive and thrive in the entertainment industry. What really goes on behind the audition table? He spills it. Why do some actors make it while others, equally talented, become waiters? He lays it on the line. What does an actor have to do to push ahead? It7;s all here: marketing, auditions, agents, handling rejection, negotiating, money management, staying healthy, dealing with people, and much more. Interviews with working actors and agents add extra depth to Russell7;s analysis, along with extra tips, tricks, and truths. Want to make it in acting? Then make it your business to get this book.
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
Publication date: 9/30/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 324
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Introduction: Cows and Greasepaint-A Journey Begins
Working Actors Speak Out: Candor and the Business
Being an Actor: A Tough Love
Training for the Actor: Tend Your Dreams
The Picture and Resume: An Actor's Business Card
Cover Letters: Covering Your Assets
Actor Marketing: Set Yourself Apart from the Crowd
Auditions Actors Encounter: Are Your Auditions Safe?
Audition Preparation: Be First, First
Audition Strategies: Leaving a Lasting Impression
Negotiating the Contract: Get It On Paper
Rejection: "Thanks for Coming in..."
Agents: An Introduction
Agents: Finding One
Agents: Keeping One
Exit Lines: Parting Advice
Acknowledgments
Appendix
Index
About the Author
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