An Actor's Guide--Making It in New York City (Second Edition)

An Actor's Guide--Making It in New York City (Second Edition)

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by 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. Aspiring and established professionals will find this thorough and up-to-the-minute volume chock full of resources and advice about auditioning, making professional

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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. Aspiring and established professionals will find this thorough and up-to-the-minute volume chock full of resources and advice about auditioning, making professional connections, promoting one's self, seeking opportunities in nontraditional venues, finding an apartment, securing "survival jobs," understanding actor unions, getting headshots, and furthering one's actor training in New York. This guide also details working as a film extra, careers in print modeling, scams and rip-offs to avoid, opportunities for actors with disabilities, and using the Internet to the fullest advantage. Included are in-depth interviews with legendary show business figures such as actor Henry Winkler, casting director Juliet Taylor, and theater director Joseph Chaikin as well top talents from the fields of film, television, stage, commercials, and talent agencies. Written by a professional New York actor with over thirty years of experience, this meticulously researched guide will give actors the tools they need to survive and thrive in New York show business.

Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781581157635
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
05/17/2011
Pages:
344
Sales rank:
1,102,235
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Glenn Alterman is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter, author, and actor. His plays have been performed in New York, Los Angeles, and at theaters around the world. He is one of the country's foremost monologue and audition coaches and the author of a number of prominent books for actors, including Promoting Your ActingCareer and Creating Your Own Monologue, both from Allworth Press. He lives in New York City.

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