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How to be a working actor

"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. An extensive section on script analysis show you how to investigate the depth of a character to create a memorable audition for roles in theater, film, and television."--Jacket
Print Book, English, ©2008
Back Stage Books, New York, ©2008
426 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
9780823088959, 0823088952
I: 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
Survival strategies
Understanding the unions
It's about jobs!
Performers with disabilities
Regional markets
II: 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
III: 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
Includes index