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Answers from "The Working Actor" : Two Backstage Columnists Share Ten Years of Advice

Author: Jackie Apodaca; Michael Kostroff
Publisher: London : Taylor and Francis, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"For nearly a decade, Jackie Apodaca and Michael Kostroff shared duties as advice columnists for the actors' trade paper, Backstage. Their highly popular weekly feature, "The Working Actor," fielded questions from actors all over the country. A cross between "Dear Abby" and the Hollywood Reporter, their column was a fact-based, humorous, compassionate take on the questions actors most wanted answered. Using some  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jackie Apodaca; Michael Kostroff
ISBN: 9781315222851 131522285X 9781351839143 1351839144 9781351839129 1351839128 9780415394420 0415394422 9780415394826 0415394821
OCLC Number: 1021745747
Description: 1 online resource : text file, PDF
Contents: Cover --
Title --
Copyright --
Dedication --
Contents --
Acknowledgments --
Preface --
1 Starting Out --
2 Training and Craft --
3 Where to Live --
4 Marketing: Branding --
5 Marketing: Materials --
6 Marketing: Promotion and Networking --
7 Auditions and the Casting Process --
8 Agents and Managers --
9 Unions --
10 Scams, Shams, and Ripoffs --
11 On the Job --
12 Financial Matters --
13 Ethics and Etiquette --
14 Sticky Situations --
15 Personal Relationships and Family Matters --
16 The Nature of the Career --
Closing Thoughts --
Appendix: Sample Résumé Format --
Recommended Reading --
Index.
Responsibility: editors, Kostroff, Michael.

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"For nearly a decade, Jackie Apodaca and Michael Kostroff shared duties as advice columnists for the actors' trade paper, Backstage. Their highly popular weekly feature, "The Working Actor," fielded questions from actors all over the country. A cross between "Dear Abby" and the Hollywood Reporter, their column was a fact-based, humorous, compassionate take on the questions actors most wanted answered. Using some their most interesting, entertaining, and informative columns as launch points, Answers From "The Working Actor" guides readers through the ins and outs (and ups and downs) of the acting industry. Apodaca and Kostroff share an approach that is decidedly "on the ground." They've both labored in the trenches just like their readers--dealing with auditions, classes, photos, résumés, rehearsals, contract negotiations, representatives, jobs, challenging colleagues, and the search for that elusive life/career balance. There are few absolutes in the acting profession and virtually no proven and reliable steps. Unlike books that claim to offer "Quick Steps to a Successful Acting Career," Answers From "The Working Actor" deals honestly with the realities, providing facts, options, strategies, stories, points of view, and the wisdom of experience, while ultimately challenging readers to make their own decisions. This book will give new actors a headstart on their journey and remind experienced professionals that, in the acting business, there is never only one answer to any question."--Provided by publisher.

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