How to Be a Working Actor: The Insider's Guide to Finding Jobs in Theater, Film, & Television

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How to Be a Working Actor: The Insider's Guide to Finding Jobs in Theater, Film, & Television

Format:  Paperback,

426 pages

Publisher: Random House Inc

Publish Date: Dec 2007

ISBN-13: 9780823088959

ISBN-10: 0823088952

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The celebrated survival guide for the working actor - now completely updated and expanded with a foreword by Tony award-winning actor Joe Mantegna
Renowned for more than two decades as the most comprehensive resource for actors, "How to Be a Working Actor" is a must-read for achieving success in The Business. Now this "Bible of the Biz" has been completely revised and greatly expanded to address new markets, ever-changing opportunities, andthe many new ways today's actors find work. Talent manager, teacher, and career coach Mari Lyn Henry and acress, author, and spokeswoman Lynne Rogers combine their extensive skills and years of experience to cover all the essentials of how to market yourself, land roles, and manage a successful career. They also include expert advie from scores of other industry experts - well-known actors, agents, managers, casting directors, and teachers.
"How to Be a Working Actor" is loaded with advice on how to:
- put together a professional wardrobe
- get a head shot that brings out the real you
- create a resume that really works
- find the training to develop your talents
- communicate effectively with agents and managers
- use the internet to promote your business and explore new opportunities
- get the most value ot of union membership
- excel at auditions and screen tests
- discover how to get work in regional markets
- cope with success
"How to Be A Working Actor" takes a no-nonsense approach to the whole business of being a working actor, with detailed information on how to live on a budget in New York and Los Angeles, what the acting jobs are and what they pay, even how to find a survival strategy that will augument your career. And extensive section on script analysis shows you how to investigate the depth of a character to create a memorable audition for roles in theatre, film, and television.

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Publisher: Random House Inc
Publish Date: Dec 2007
ISBN-13: 9780823088959
ISBN-10: 0823088952
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 426
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 2.0
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.04 x 1.14 x 8.98
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Chapter outline

Forewordp. 1
Introductionp. 3
Nuts and Boltsp. 8
What You Will Need to Get Startedp. 9
Getting Your Act Togetherp. 39
The Tools of the Tradep. 65
Buyers and Sellersp. 91
Training Is Everythingp. 109
Looking for Workp. 143
Cyberbizp. 165
Survival Strategiesp. 179
Understanding the Unionsp. 189
It's About Jobs!p. 209
Performers with Disabilitiesp. 219
Regional Marketsp. 229
The Breaksp. 252
Finding a Vehicle to Showcase Your Talentp. 253
Interview and Follow-upp. 269
Auditions and Screen Testsp. 281
Congratulations! You've Got a Job!p. 309
Child Performersp. 327
How to Analyze a Scriptp. 354
Suggestions for Script Analysisp. 355
The Theater Audition: Creating Characters for a Monologuep. 363
The Soap Opera Audition: Creating Characters for Daytime Dramasp. 373
The Prime-Time Series Audition: Creating Characters for Episodic Televisionp. 381
The Film Audition: Creating Characters for Moviesp. 403
Epiloguep. 411
Recommended Readingp. 412
Indexp. 414

Book description

The celebrated survival guide for the working actor - now completely updated and expanded with a foreword by Tony award-winning actor Joe Mantegna!

Renowned for more than two decades as the most comprehensive resource for actors, How to Be a Working Actor is a must-read for achieving success in The Business. Now this "Bible of the Biz" has been completely revised and greatly expanded to address new markets, ever-changing opportunities, andthe many new ways today's actors find work. Talent manager, teacher, and career coach Mari Lyn Henry and acress, author, and spokeswoman Lynne Rogers combine their extensive skills and years of experience to cover all the essentials of how to market yourself, land roles, and manage a successful career. They also include expert advie from scores of other industry experts - well-known actors, agents, managers, casting directors, and teachers.

How to Be a Working Actor is loaded with advice on how to:

- put together a professional wardrobe

- get a head shot that brings out the real you

- create a resume that really works

- find the training to develop your talents

- communicate effectively with agents and managers

- use the internet to promote your business and explore new opportunities

- get the most value ot of union membership

- excel at auditions and screen tests

- discover how to get work in regional markets

- cope with success

How to Be A Working Actor takes a no-nonsense approach to the whole business of being a working actor, with detailed information on how to live on a budget in New York and Los Angeles, what the acting jobs are and what they pay, even how to find a survival strategy that will augument your career. And extensive section on script analysis shows you how to investigate the depth of a character to create a memorable audition for roles in theatre, film, and television.

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