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An actor's guide- making it in New York City

Author: Glenn Alterman
Publisher: New York : Allworth Press, ©2011.
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Everything aspiring and experienced actors need to survive and thrive in New York City, both in and outside of the theater!
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Alterman, Glenn, 1946-
Actor's guide- making it in New York City.
New York : Allworth Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2010051017
(OCoLC)690904789
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Glenn Alterman
ISBN: 9781461900177 1461900174 9781581157819 1581157819 9781621533795 1621533794
OCLC Number: 754804872
Description: 1 online resource (328 pages) : map, photographs
Contents: Intro; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; INTRODUCTION; PART I --
They Say the Neon Lights Are Bright ...; 1 --
BEFORE YOU LEAVE FOR NEW YORK; New York or Los Angeles: Which Is Best for You?; The Reality Factor: How Much Will It Cost?; 2 --
BASIC STATS FOR THE NEW NEW YORKER; The Neighborhoods of Manhattan; Broadway Theaters; A Brief Introduction to the Four Other Boroughs; 3 --
OKAY, YOUâ#x80;#x99;RE HERE. NOW WHAT?; Rent Costs, Neighborhood by Neighborhood; Interviews with New York Realtors, Sandy Reilly and Bill Massof; Places to Shop; The Flatiron District / Union Square You Gotta Have Friends: Nightlife in New YorkPART II --
An Actor Prepares; 4 --
â#x80;#x9C;BRUSH UP YOUR SHAKESPEAREâ#x80;#x9D;: ACTING SCHOOLS IN NEW YORK; Acting Schools: Things to Look For; Interviews with Acting Teachers; List of New York Acting Schools; Dance Schools; Movement and Dance Techniques For Actors the Latsky Method; Improvisation Classes; 5 --
â#x80;#x9C;ARE YOU TALKINâ#x80;#x99; TO ME?â#x80;#x9D;: THE IMPORTANCE OF SPEECH AND VOICE; Interview with Speech Pathologist Sam Chwat, Founder of New York Speech Improvement Services; 6 --
HEADSHOTS; Price of the Photo Session (and Reproductions); Finding the Right Photographer Your Interview with the Headshot PhotographerHeadshot Shopping; The Photo Shoot (and Preparing for It); After the Shoot; Samples of Good Headshots; 7 --
INTERVIEWS WITH HEADSHOT PHOTOGRAPHERS; Robert Kim; The Photo Reproduction Studio; List of Popular Headshot Photographers in New York City; 8 --
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT A GOOD RÃ#x89;SUMÃ#x89;; The Heading; Your Vital Statistics; Your Acting Credits; Training; Special Skills; Sample Work Stills; Listing Review Excerpts (Blurbs); Résumé Layout; Updating the Résumé; Making Copies; Résumé Pet Peeves 9 --
THE SECRETS TO GIVING SUCCESSFUL INTERVIEWS AND WINNING AUDITIONSCommon Sense for Interviews; â#x80;#x9C;So What Have You Been Doing Lately?â#x80;#x9D;; The Audition Monologue; Approaching the Audition; The Ten Steps to Successful Monologue Auditions; The Secrets to Giving a Good Cold Reading; 10 --
VIDEOTAPES AND DVDs: DO YOU HAVE A REEL?; Inside the Editing Studio: For the Actor Who Has Worked Professionally; DVD; For the Actor Who Doesnâ#x80;#x99;t Have Professional Material; Sending Out Your Reel; DVD Duplications; 11 --
MARKETING YOURSELF AS AN ACTOR; Make a Decision; Defining Your Type; Your Business Office Your Preliminary Game PlanTargeted Mailings; Ingredients of a Good Cover Letter; Sample Cover Letter; Sue Hendersonâ#x80;#x99;s Labels, Publications, Consultations; Networking Facilities; Interviews with Owners of Networking Facilities; Interview with Bob Ost, Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU); 12 --
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE INTERNET AND ONLINE CASTING SITES; Actors and the Internet; Sites Helpful to the Actor; INTERNET: The Actor and the Internet; Kristine Kulage, Web Site Designer; Online Casting Service Interviews; Alexandra Parker (with Beau Bonneau) Casting Networks (AP) PART III --
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Responsibility: Glenn Alterman.

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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. A  Read more...

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"I have a BA and an MFA in acting but had to learn the hard way the reality of being an actor in New York. Every actor who plans to move to New York should read this book." --Debra Monk, Tony, Emmy, Read more...

 
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