Acting -- Make It Your Business: How to Avoid Mistakes and Achieve Success As a Working Actor [NOOK Book]

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Acting: Make It Your Business, written by an award-winning, veteran casting director, puts the power to land jobs and thrive in any medium - stage, film, TV, or the Internet - directly into the hands of the actor. This blunt, wise, and often hilarious guide overflows with cutting-edge audition, marketing, and networking strategies, combining traditional techniques with those best suited for the digital age. Well-known actors and powerful agents make cameos throughout, offering newcombers and working professionals...
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Acting -- Make It Your Business: How to Avoid Mistakes and Achieve Success As a Working Actor

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Overview

Acting: Make It Your Business, written by an award-winning, veteran casting director, puts the power to land jobs and thrive in any medium - stage, film, TV, or the Internet - directly into the hands of the actor. This blunt, wise, and often hilarious guide overflows with cutting-edge audition, marketing, and networking strategies, combining traditional techniques with those best suited for the digital age. Well-known actors and powerful agents make cameos throughout, offering newcombers and working professionals alike a clear-eyed, uncensored perspective on survival and advancement within the entertainment industry.

"Huorous and witty . . . Actors everywhere who are trying to succeed in the business, young or old, on stage or on camera, in New York or anywhere in the world, take note: This is your road map."
- Bernard Telsey, casting director (Rent, Sex & The City: The Movie, Wicked)

"All the right questions asked and answered . . . and with a generous portion of good humor."
- Suzanne Ryan, casting director (Law & Order)

"Paul's book made me proud to be a part of the acting community in this business we call 'show.'"
- Karen Ziemba, actress, Tony and Drama Desk Award Winner


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307875273
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press
  • Publication date: 6/2/2010
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 529,653
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

Paul Russell's career as a casting director, director, and former actor has spanned nearly thirty years. He has worked on projects for major film studios, television networks, Broadway, and is a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.


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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2012

    Just beginning to read this but......

    I'm sitting in Barnes and Noble with my NOOK. With a NOOK, you can read any book free for an hour a day. I had wanted to check this out and within 5 mins. Of when i began reading it, i was laughing so hard that I had tears in my eyes. Our 13 year old daughter is professionally training to be an actor and lucky me, i'm training to be her manager. I believe this book is going to be invaluable in our endeavors so i purchased it. Too many actors think they can get by with just their natural talent and pretty face; we don't believe that for a second.

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  • Posted November 28, 2010

    amazing

    i really think it helped me in a way it really made me come out as an actor rather than a reader.

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