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Acting is a job : real-life lessons about the acting business

This invaluable guide goes beyond the perceived glamour of acting to provide a hilarious, heartrending, and honest overview of the acting life. Actor Jason Pugatch and other up-and-coming stars share anecdotes about their employment experiences, while agents, managers, and casting directors offer clear-eyed business advice. Chapters cover: An overview of the current state of theater, film, and television industries, Effective networking and self-promotion, Finding a "money job" that allows you the freedom to work your "real job", What to expect before, during, and after a training program, The economic realities of acting, How to make type-casting work for you, Working with agents, managers, and casting directors.Actors will also learn what they need to know the first day on the set and how to stay afloat amidst a stream of rejection. Acting Is a Job is a must-have for both aspiring and working actors.
Print Book, English, ©2006
Allworth Press, New York, NY, ©2006
xiv, 225 pages ; 23 cm
9781581154382, 1581154380
A brief history of the actor (or How to respond to the statement, "I'm doing a restoration comedy, Mom")
The lay of the land, part one: The neon lights may need replacing- about the theater industry
The lay of the land, part two: Hurry up and wait-the-film and television business
To train or not to train
Beauty or beast: Typecasting
One in a million: Starting out
These are the people in my neighborhood- Agents and other necessities
The casting game
Job hunting: A day in the life of an actor
On set, on stage: On the job
Turkey, dogs and the economic realities of acting
Don't call us: Dealing with rejection
The rewards: Charting your success
The actor's dictionary
Includes index