An Actors Guide To Getting Work

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An Actor S Guide To Getting Work

Author : Simon Dunmore
ISBN : 1408175150
Genre : Acting
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Competition for acting work is fierce, and although talent is important, actors need all the help they can get. Now in its fifth edition, this practical, comprehensive guide contains information and advice to enable actors to make the most of drama schools, audition speeches and more.
Category: Acting

A Practical Guide To Working In Theatre

Author : Gill Foreman
ISBN : 9781408142202
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 75.68 MB
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Live theatre is an exciting, challenging profession - but how is professional theatre actually made? What are the roles and what does each person do? Which pathways lead into the profession? What skills are necessary to each role and how does the job differ according to the size of theatre or company? Written by the Acting Head of the Young People's Programme at the Royal Shakespeare Co. and former Director of Education at the Bristol Old Vic, this is a book for new entrants in the theatre industry needing a behind-the-scenes glimpse into how theatre is made. It covers each role including director, designer, sound and lighting, front of house, playwright and many more. Each chapter looks in detail at what each role entails, the main people who it involves working alongside and the skills required. Interviews with a number of key practitioners for each role provide authoritative and clear advice and insight for the reader. The book features interviews with all of the following and many more besides: Nick Hytner (National Theatre), Simon Reade (Bristol Old Vic), Mike Shepperd (founder and performer, Kneehigh), Emma Rice (Artistic Director, Kneehigh), Rachel Kavanaugh (Birmingham Rep), Tim Crouch (Writer/Director/Performer), Anne Tipton (Director), Stephen Jeffries (Playwright), David Edgar (Playwright) and Jack Bradley (Literary Manager).
Category: Performing Arts

From Stage To Screen

Author : Bill Britten
ISBN : 9781472522641
Genre : Performing Arts
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The camera enables us to see right into a character's soul, revealing his or her innermost thoughts and emotions. Screen acting requires a more rigorously truthful and spontaneous performance than the stage, as well as very different technical expertise. From Stage to Screen is a handbook for the professional actor packed with advice on how to make the transition and fully prepare for a TV or film role. The book is divided into three sections: the first examines the relationship between the actor and the camera and how it differs from that of a performer with a stage audience; the second addresses the technical skills the screen actor needs in order to work as part of a large collaborative team and 'make the shot work'; and the third explores the very different experience of an actor working on a screen project, including getting the job, how to prepare properly, what to expect and how to manage the whole process, from casting through to ADR, in order to deliver the very best work.
Category: Performing Arts

Actors Yearbook 2014

Author : Simon Dunmore
ISBN : 9781408184295
Genre : Performing Arts
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Actors' Yearbook is an established and respected directory that enables actors to find work in stage, screen and radio. It is the only directory to provide detailed information for each listing and specific advice on how to approach companies and individuals, saving hours of further research. From agents and casting directors to producing theatres, showreel companies and photographers, Actors' Yearbook editorially selects only the most relevant and reputable contacts for the actor. Articles and commentaries provide valuable insight into the profession: auditions, interviews and securing work alongside a casting calendar and advice on contracts and finance. This is an incredibly useful professional tool in an industry where contacts and networking are key to career survival. The listings detailed in this edition have been thoroughly updated alongside fresh advice from industry experts.
Category: Performing Arts

The Black Actor S Guide To Not Working

Author : Darrell Kiedo
ISBN : 1462840612
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 55.65 MB
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"The Black Actors Guide...is the personal journey of Actor/Comedian Darrell Kiedo as recorded in his journal. The personal tale of one mans struggle to pursue his dream. It is a hard hitting look at the entertainment business from a black actors perspective, funny and poignant it will open your eyes to an industry that continues to close doors to performers of color while shouting diversity from their studio boardrooms. The book also includes the screenplay " Before The Dawn " a dynamic story of a young black gangmember struggling for a way off the streets and into a better life. The films message of hope and opportunity despite ones circumstances is sure to inspire people around the world. Before The Dawn an original film was written by actor/comedian/writer Darrell Kiedo. For more information: Darrell Kiedo may be contacted at Hagan International Media Inc.: Beverly Hills, Ca. 90210. Ph. 323-451-2805 Additional Information available at www.Darrell-Kiedo.com, xlibris.com. Amazon.com, or imdb.com.
Category: Performing Arts

Actor S Guide To Auditions And Interviews

Author : Margo Annett
ISBN : 9781408116548
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 33.84 MB
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Now in its third edition, this useful guide outlines the techniques needed to achieve success in the challenging process of getting work. It covers all aspects of casting, including gaining a place on a drama course, landing a part in film, TV, commercials or theatre, and becoming a radio or TV presenter. Updated and revised throughout, the book contains sections on choosing and preparing an audition speech, staging and performing the piece, sight-reading, interview techniques, coping with nerves and even suggestions on how to use those inevitable periods when you are resting. It also includes advice from notable experienced producers, agents, directors and casting directors.
Category: Performing Arts

Alternative Shakespeare Auditions For Women

Author : William Shakespeare
ISBN : 0878300767
Genre : Performing Arts
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Fifty speeches from plays frequently ignored, such as CORIOLANUS, PERICLES, and LOVE'S LABOURS LOST are assembled here, plus good but often overlooked speeches from the more popular plays such as Diana from ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL, Perdita from THE WINTER'S TALE, and Hero from MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING. Each speech is accompanied by a character description, brief explanation of the context, and notes on obscure words, phrases, and references.
Category: Performing Arts

Actors Yearbook 2013 Essential Contacts For Stage Screen And Radio

Author : Hilary Lissenden
ISBN : 9781408175194
Genre : Drama
File Size : 24.41 MB
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Actors' Yearbook is an established and respected directory that enables actors to find work in stage, screen and radio. It is the only directory to provide detailed information for each listing and specific advice on how to approach companies and individuals, saving hours of further research. From agents and casting directors to producing theatres, showreel companies and photographers, Actors' Yearbook editorially selects only the most relevant and reputable contacts for the actor. Articles and commentaries provide valuable insight into the profession: auditions, interviews and securing work alongside a casting calendar and advice on contracts and finance. This is an incredibly useful professional tool in an industry where contacts and networking are key to career survival. The listings detailed in this edition have been thoroughly updated alongside fresh advice from industry experts.
Category: Drama

The Outstanding Actor

Author : Ken Rea
ISBN : 9781472572998
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 24.41 MB
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Drawing on Ken Rea's 30 years' teaching experience and research, as well as interviews with top actors and directors, The Outstanding Actor identifies seven key qualities that the most successful actors manifest, along with practical exercises that help nurture those qualities. Featuring contributions and insights from Ewan McGregor, Jude Law, Judi Dench, Al Pacino and many more, The Outstanding Actor gives you techniques that you can immediately put into practice in rehearsals, classes or private preparation. It also shows you how to increase the chances of having a more successful career. 'Ken taught us to be dangerous, to abandon any sense of failure and to take risks – that's where to find creativity. A lesson we can never stop learning.' Orlando Bloom 'The classes with Ken at Guildhall, I consider to be the most important part of the acting training. They are exercises in patience, unpredictability and encouraging students to make utter fools of themselves – vital for any actor embarking on a life in the profession.' Michelle Dockery 'Ken's classes were some of the most interesting that I was lucky enough to attend at drama school. He opened the mind to what acting could be.' Ewan McGregor Includes a foreword by Damian Lewis.
Category: Performing Arts

The Actor S Guide To Creating A Character

Author : William Esper
ISBN : 9780345805690
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 33.50 MB
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William Esper, one of the most celebrated acting teachers of our time, takes us through his step-by-step approach to the central challenge of advanced acting work: creating and playing a character. Esper’s first book, The Actor’s Art and Craft, earned praise for describing the basics taught in his famous first-year acting class. The Actor’s Guide to Creating a Character continues the journey. In these pages, co-author Damon DiMarco vividly re-creates Esper’s second-year course, again through the experiences of a fictional class. Esper’s training builds on Sanford Meisner’s legendary exercises, a world-renowned technique that Esper further developed through his long association with Meisner and the decades he has spent training a host of distinguished actors. His approach is flexible enough to apply to any role, helping actors to create characters with truthful and compelling inner lives.
Category: Performing Arts

Breaking Into Acting For Dummies

Author : Larry Garrison
ISBN : 9781118053904
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 39.12 MB
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Provides the expert advice you need to get your big break! Jump-start your career and land that paying part From preparing for auditions to finding an agent, the acting business is a challenging and competitive field. This indispensable guide is what every aspiring actor needs to get a foot in the door. Discover how to market yourself, choose a dynamic head shot, create a stellar acting resume, join unions, and pay the bills while you pursue your acting dreams. The Dummies Way * Explanations in plain English * "Get in, get out" information * Icons and other navigational aids * Tear-out cheat sheet * Top ten lists * A dash of humor and fun
Category: Performing Arts

Know Small Parts

Author : Laura Cayouette
ISBN : 0615728383
Genre : Acting
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Based on 20 years in the industry as an actor, producer, writer and director, Know Small Parts is real life advice from someone who's lived it. The Foreword is written by Academy and Golden Globe Award winner Richard Dreyfuss and the book contains behind-the-scenes stories of Quentin Tarantino, Leonardo DiCaprio, Shirley MacLaine, David Carradine and Tony Scott, among many others. This clear-eyed, realistic step-by-step guide offers wisdom on breaking down a scene, standing out at an audition, talking to celebrities, how to work without representation, developing marketing materials, landing commercials, creating your own momentum, what to do when it all goes wrong, working outside Los Angeles, surviving rejection, how to get clothing for the red carpet and much, much more. With information for beginners and pros alike, it's not just invaluable insight for actors looking to mark their mark in the industry, it's great advice for anyone looking to take control of their destiny. Filled with specific examples from movies and television, the book also reveals personal, often funny, stories from the author's own journey through successes and blunders turning minutes into moments and moments into a career. "She is a role model... and a true leading lady. Enjoy what she has to say and see if you can see yourself in her journey." Kevin Costner (Academy and Golden Globe Award Winner) "She's nailed the daily life of an actor in LA about as perfectly detailed as it gets." Richard Dreyfuss (Academy and Golden Globe Award Winner) "She has literally figured out a way to bottle lightning. I'm sure that her observations and guidance will be invaluable to the actor who is looking to make his or her mark in the film world and to build a career, moment by moment." Lou Diamond Phillips (Golden Globe Nominee) "She knows what a director wants and what an editor needs to tell the story. She's the real deal." Dennis Christopher (Golden Globe Nominee) "Laura has strength, courage and the conviction and - pardon my French but, the balls - to hold on to her place in this business. Read her book and you'll find out how." Joanna Cassidy (Golden Globe Winner) "After 30 years in casting....I feel like Laura was sitting on my shoulder all these years. She has expertly explained key notes for an actor to know and understand pursuing their career. An Actor is in "SHOW" and 'BUSINESS." This book helps the Know How!" Victoria Burrows (Casting Director: Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies, Cast Away) "Laura Cayouette is a working actress that also has a happy, well-balanced life. Figuring out how she manages this feat is certainly worth a read." Reginald Hudlin (Producer: Django Unchained; Director: Boomerang) "I write off most of these books. But this one I can't. It stands far above most giving smart, logical, realistic and poignant advice." George W. Perkins (Executive Producer: Desperate Housewives, 3-time Emmy Nominee) "Laura's smart, sensible and no nonsense step by step approach to achieving a career as an actor is certain to be the new bible for everyone yearning to break into the biz." Adam Rifkin (Writer/Director. Showtime's Reality Show, Detroit Rock City, Mousehunt) "A must read gift for actors. Laura Cayouette, a successful actor and renowned journalist thoroughly lays out a path to artistic fulfillment and success. Bravo! The Dude Abides." Jeff "The Dude" Dowd (Producer, movie marketing maven) "A clear eyed, detailed, no nonsense guide to the often mysterious world of TV/Film auditioning and performing. Laura's experience as an actor and producer gives her a 360 view of the process which she shares in the voice of your audition guru; she's been to the mountain and returned with all the wisdom you'll ever need." Alicia Ruskin (Agency Partner: Kazarian/Spencer/Ruskin & Assoc.)
Category: Acting

The Actor S Business Plan

Author : Jane Drake Brody
ISBN : 9781472573704
Genre : Performing Arts
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The Actor's Business Plan is a self-directed practical guide for actors graduating from formal training programs, as well as for those already in the business whose careers need to move ahead more successfully. Using the familiar language of acting training, the book offers a method for the achievement of dreams through a five-year life and career plan giving positive steps to develop a happy life as an actor and as a person. It assists performers to flourish using the same kind of business/career planning that is a necessary part of life for entrepreneurs and business people. This introduction to the acting industry provides essential knowledge not only for how the business actually works, but also describes what casting directors, agents, and managers do, demystifies the role of unions, discusses how much things cost, and offers advice on branding and marketing strategies. It differs from other such handbooks in that it addresses the everyday issues of life, money, and jobs that so frequently destroy an actor's career before it is even begun. While addressing NYC and LA, the guide also gives a regional breakdown for those actors who may wish to begin careers or to settle in other cities. It is loaded with personal stories, and interviews with actors, casting directors, and agents from throughout the US. The Actor's Business Plan is the answer to the common complaint by students that they were not taught how to negotiate the show business world while at school. It is the perfect antidote for this problem and can easily fit into a ten or a thirteen-week class syllabus. Offering support as a personal career coach, empowering the actor to take concrete steps towards their life and career dreams, The Actor's Business Plan: A Career Guide for the Acting Life is a must-have book for actors who are determined to be a part of the professional world .
Category: Performing Arts

The Acting Biz

Author : Beth Chaplin
ISBN : 1933794178
Genre : Performing Arts
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The Acting Biz is about the business side of the acting world, not the artistic side. it is about where the work is and how to best go about getting it. The primary emphasis of this book is the business of acting in the broadest sense¿in other words, getting work: agents, auditions, unions, commercials, industrials, voice-overs, video shoots, finances, etc. The appendices contain some of the most important information in the book. It is a listing of who¿s who, what¿s what, where they are, and how to find them.
Category: Performing Arts

How To Be A Working Actor 5th Edition

Author : Mari Lyn Henry
ISBN : 0307875377
Genre : Performing Arts
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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, and the many new ways today's actors find work. Talent manager, teacher, and career coach Mari Lyn Henry and actress, 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 advice 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 out 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 augment your career. And an 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Performing Arts

The Actors Handbook

Author : Marnie Hill
ISBN : 9780975735817
Genre : Acting
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Category: Acting

An Actor S Guide Your First Year In Hollywood

Author : Michael St. Nicholas
ISBN : 9781621534686
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 68.85 MB
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For every actor beginning a career in Hollywood, this indispensable guide will lay out a clear and comprehensible path with tried-and-true advice. Up-to-date resources and new interviews with recently established actors experiencing the current movieland scene—as well as the timeless voices of established actors and industry pros—make this a rich compendium of Hollywood know-how. Delve into the industry with the support from An Actor’s Guide: Your First Year in Hollywood and discover with confidence how to: Find work through a variety of sources Deliver stunning auditions Join SAG-AFTRA Get a great headshot and put together a stunning resume Build your credentials and gain exposure Hone your craft with professional training and classes Snag a top-notch agent Utilize the power of social media From settling into Los Angeles and sticking to a tight budget, to adventures in reality TV and landing the breakthrough parts you came to Hollywood for, any actor eager to learn will get his or her fair share of insider knowledge with this manual and will discover how to create a positive experience while launching an exciting career. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.
Category: Performing Arts

Actors And Performers Yearbook 2015

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ISBN : 9781472571953
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 43.56 MB
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Actors and Performers Yearbook is an established and respected directory that enables actors to find work in stage, screen and radio. It is the only directory to provide detailed information for each listing and specific advice on how to approach companies and individuals, saving hours of further research. From agents and casting directors to producing theatres, showreel companies and photographers, Actors and Performers Yearbook editorially selects only the most relevant and reputable contacts for the actor. Formerly known as Actors' Yearbook, Actors and Performers Yearbook features articles and commentaries, providing valuable insight into the profession: auditions, interviews and securing work alongside a casting calendar and advice on contracts and finance. This is an incredibly useful professional tool in an industry where contacts and networking are key to career survival. The listings detailed in this edition have been thoroughly updated alongside fresh advice from industry experts.
Category: Performing Arts

An Actor S Guide Making It In New York City

Author : Glenn Alterman
ISBN : 9781621533801
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 32.71 MB
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For any actor in or on the way to New York City, this is the definitive source for advice, winning strategies, marketing techniques, and invaluable insights to being a successful New York actor. This new edition has been completely revised and updated to cover the significant changes in the New York theater landscape over the last nine years. This indispensable guide has also been expanded to include dozens of new interviews with top New York City actors and a completely improved Internet chapter equipped with the most up-to-date tools to thrive in the industry. Aspiring and established professionals will find this thorough and up-to-the-minute volume chock full of resources and advice about auditioning, making professional connections, promoting one's self, seeking opportunities in nontraditional venues, finding an apartment, securing "survival jobs," understanding actor unions, getting headshots, and furthering one's actor training in New York. This guide also details working as a film extra, careers in print modeling, scams and rip-offs to avoid, opportunities for actors with disabilities, and using the Internet to the fullest advantage. Included are in-depth interviews with legendary show business figures such as actor Henry Winkler, casting director Juliet Taylor, and theater director Joseph Chaikin as well as top talents from the fields of film, television, stage, commercials, and talent agencies. Written by a professional New York actor with over thirty years of experience, this meticulously researched guide will give actors the tools they need to survive and thrive in New York show business. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.
Category: Performing Arts

The Job Book

Author : Glenn Alterman
ISBN : UVA:X002744897
Genre : Performing Arts
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Category: Performing Arts