How to Be a Working Actor, 5th Edition The Insider's Guide to Finding Jobs in Theater, Film and Television

ISBN-10: 0823088952

ISBN-13: 9780823088959

Edition: 5th 2008 (Revised)

Authors: Mari Lyn Henry, Lynne Rogers, Joe Mantegna

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Actors, educators, acting teachers, casting directors, talent agents, managers, and producers don’t agree on much, but they all agree thatHow to Be a Working Actoris the definitive guide to the business of acting. Being a working actor means managing a career as an ongoing business--and while most books focus on dramatic technique, this one reveals the whole picture, from improving audition skills to surviving screen tests, from finding an agent to surviving in the city or in regional theater. Now in its fifth edition, updated and expanded, the book includes a new chapter on the value of education and ongoing training, a look at "cyberbiz" and other new opportunities, updated information on actors’ unions, new audition material, and ideas from industry pros. GetHow to Be a Working Actorand get working!
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
Publication date: 12/10/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

Mari Lyn Henry, the New York-based principal partner of Henry Downey Talent Management, was East Coast Director of Casting at ABC for more than thirteen years. She leads actors' workshops around the country, and she lives in New York City. Lynne Rogers has appeared on Broadway, in movies, in touring companies, and on television and radio. She is also the author of "Working in Show Business." She lives in New York City.

Foreword
Introduction
Nuts and Bolts
What You Will Need to Get Started
Getting Your Act Together
The Tools of the Trade
Buyers and Sellers
Training Is Everything
Looking for Work
Cyberbiz
Survival Strategies
Understanding the Unions
It's About Jobs!
Performers with Disabilities
Regional Markets
The Breaks
Finding a Vehicle to Showcase Your Talent
Interview and Follow-up
Auditions and Screen Tests
Congratulations! You've Got a Job!
Child Performers
How to Analyze a Script
Suggestions for Script Analysis
The Theater Audition: Creating Characters for a Monologue
The Soap Opera Audition: Creating Characters for Daytime Dramas
The Prime-Time Series Audition: Creating Characters for Episodic Television
The Film Audition: Creating Characters for Movies
Epilogue
Recommended Reading
Index
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