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Acting : make it your business : avoid mistakes and achieve success as a working actor

Author: Paul Russell
Publisher: New York : Back Stage Books, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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He's blunt. He's honest. He's casting director Paul Russell, and he'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? It's all here: marketing, auditions, agents, handling  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Russell, Paul.
Acting.
New York : Back Stage Books, 2008
(OCoLC)609211627
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Russell
ISBN: 9780823099559 0823099555
OCLC Number: 213300644
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 306 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : cows and greasepaint, a journey begins --
1. Working actors speak out : candor and the business --
2. Being an actor : a tough love --
3. Training for the actor : tend your dreams --
4. The picture and résumé : an actor's business card --
5. Cover letters : covering your assets --
6. Actor marketing : set yourself apart from the crowd --
7. Auditions actors encounter : are your auditions safe? --
8. Audition preparation : be first, first --
9. Audition strategies : leaving a lasting impression --
10. Negotiating the contract : get it on paper --
11. Rejection : "Thanks for coming in ..." --
12. Agents : an introduction --
13. Agents : finding one --
Agents : keeping one --
15. Exit lines : parting advice.
Responsibility: Paul Russell.

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A guide to surviving and advancing in the entertainment industry. It discusses topics including marketing, audition behaviour, approaching agents, dealing with rejection, negotiating contracts,  Read more...

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