Getting the Part: Thirty-Three Professional Casting Directors Tell You how to Get Work in Theater, Films, Commercials, and TV


(Limelight). "At last, an in-depth book about the casting process that tells actors what it is like to be on the other side of the desk, and a must read for the aspiring casting director!" Marilyn Henry, coauthor, How to Be a Working Actor

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(Limelight). "At last, an in-depth book about the casting process that tells actors what it is like to be on the other side of the desk, and a must read for the aspiring casting director!" Marilyn Henry, coauthor, How to Be a Working Actor

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780879101947
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Publication date: 7/28/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 6.15 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.12 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9
Introduction 11
Pt. 1 Los Angeles
Mike Fenton 18
Pam Dixon 26
Al Onorato 34
Ross Brown 45
Fern Champion 51
Barbara Claman 61
Stanley Soble 70
Danny Goldman 79
Sheila Manning 88
Elaine Craig 97
New Interviews
Pamela Basker 112
Reuben Cannon 118
Don Pemrick 125
Jerry Franks 132
Eugene Blythe 139
John Levey 146
Robin Nassif 153
Lacy Bishop 160
Beverly Long 167
Paul Ventura 173
Bob Lloyd 180
Pt. 2 New York
Geoffrey Johnson 190
Jay Binder 199
Pat McCorkle 207
Mark Simon 214
Deborah Aquila 220
Mari Lyn Henry 229
Betty Rea 237
Barbara Badyna 246
Leslee Feldman 255
Billy Serow 265
Pat Sweeney 272
Alice Whitfield 282
Pt. 3 Casting: A Performer's Perspective
Photographs 293
Resumes 294
Mailings 295
Videotapes 296
Getting an Agent 296
Joining the Unions 298
Preparation 299
Auditions 300
Who Decides Who Gets the Part? 302
The Odds 302
The Casting Couch 304
Paying the Rent 304
App. A. Casting Society of America Members 307
App. B. Resume Samples: Los Angeles and New York 329
App. C. Breakdown Services Samples 333
App. D. Union Membership Requirements: SAG, AFTRA, AEA 343
Recommended Reading 350
Index 353
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2002

    Great, but not the best . . .

    It did give me alot of inside information of auditoning and casting in film/theatre, but there wasn't much clarification. I still suggest to buy it, it was helpful.

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