Casting Directors' Secrets: Inside Tips for Successful Auditions

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(Limelight). In Casting Directors' Secrets , casting directors from New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, and Vancouver offer insight in their own words into the do's and don'ts of the audition process and reveal the three biggest mistakes made by actors at this crucial stage. The book offers instruction in these areas and more: How to get the audition training and preparation, headshots and resume, finding an agent, auditioning for agents; audition/interview etiquette being late, canceling your appointment, waiting room do's and don'ts, staying

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Overview

(Limelight). In Casting Directors' Secrets , casting directors from New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, and Vancouver offer insight in their own words into the do's and don'ts of the audition process and reveal the three biggest mistakes made by actors at this crucial stage. The book offers instruction in these areas and more: How to get the audition training and preparation, headshots and resume, finding an agent, auditioning for agents; audition/interview etiquette being late, canceling your appointment, waiting room do's and don'ts, staying focused, filling out the paperwork, behavior toward other actors; bad habits perfume and cologne, first impressions, don't look for the casting couch!, you and your ego, brown-nosing, tell the truth but not the whole truth; artistic preparation what your agent should tell you, working with sides, eye contact and the fourth wall, ice-cold readings; performing the audition rewriting the dialogue, false starts, losing your place, violence in audition scenes (don't make it too real!); growing as an actor taking risks, attending classes, maintaining the momentum; and more!

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  • ISBN-13: 9780879103095
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Publication date: 10/28/2004
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 186
  • Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 How to get the audition 1
Ch. 2 Audition/interview etiquette 15
Ch. 3 Practical preparation 31
Ch. 4 Bad habits 37
Ch. 5 Artistic preparation 49
Ch. 6 Beginning your audition 65
Ch. 7 Taking direction 69
Ch. 8 Using the space 79
Ch. 9 Performing the audition 85
Ch. 10 The monologue audition 97
Ch. 11 Using your acting instrument 107
Ch. 12 Using your voice 115
Ch. 13 Keeping it real and staying focused 125
Ch. 14 Is it comedy or drama? 131
Ch. 15 A sense of humanity 135
Ch. 16 Growing as an actor 141
Ch. 17 The small part 145
Ch. 18 Thank you. Next 149
Ch. 19 The callback 153
Ch. 20 Casting directors are human too 159
Ch. 21 The acting gene 163
Ch. 22 Being realistic/false expectations 169
Ch. 23 Curiosity 173
Ch. 24 Actors' audition mishaps : in their own words 177
Ch. 25 After-words 183
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