How to Be a Working Actor, 5th Edition: The Insider's Guide to Finding Jobs in Theater, Film & Television

How to Be a Working Actor, 5th Edition: The Insider's Guide to Finding Jobs in Theater, Film & Television

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by Mari Lyn Henry, Lynne Rogers
     
 

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The celebrated survival guide for the working actor - now completely updated and expanded with a foreword by Tony award-winning actor Joe Mantegna!

Renowned for more than two decades as the most comprehensive resource for actors, How to Be a Working Actor is a must-read for achieving success in The Business. Now this "Bible of the Biz" has been…  See more details below

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The celebrated survival guide for the working actor - now completely updated and expanded with a foreword by Tony award-winning actor Joe Mantegna!

Renowned for more than two decades as the most comprehensive resource for actors, How to Be a Working Actor is a must-read for achieving success in The Business. Now this "Bible of the Biz" has been completely revised and greatly expanded to address new markets, ever-changing opportunities, andthe many new ways today's actors find work. Talent manager, teacher, and career coach Mari Lyn Henry and acress, author, and spokeswoman Lynne Rogers combine their extensive skills and years of experience to cover all the essentials of how to market yourself, land roles, and manage a successful career. They also include expert advie from scores of other industry experts - well-known actors, agents, managers, casting directors, and teachers.

How to Be a Working Actor is loaded with advice on how to:

- put together a professional wardrobe
- get a head shot that brings out the real you
- create a resume that really works
- find the training to develop your talents
- communicate effectively with agents and managers
- use the internet to promote your business and explore new opportunities
- get the most value ot of union membership
- excel at auditions and screen tests
- discover how to get work in regional markets
- cope with success

How to Be A Working Actor takes a no-nonsense approach to the whole business of being a working actor, with detailed information on how to live on a budget in New York and Los Angeles, what the acting jobs are and what they pay, even how to find a survival strategy that will augument your career. And extensive section on script analysis shows you how to investigate the depth of a character to create a memorable audition for roles in theatre, film, and television.


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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307875372
Publisher:
Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
Publication date:
07/07/2010
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
432
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Mari Lyn Henry is a partner at Henry Downey Talent Management LLC and is nationally known for her workshops on audition techniques, cold reading skills, script analysis, and marketing strategies.

Lynne Rogers' extensive career on stage, in film, and on television includes a leading role on Guiding Light. She has been the voice for many nationally advertised products, and her other books include The Love of Their Lives, a behind-the-scenes look at the soap opera industry.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
I had no idea what I needed to know before starting in a career in acting. After reading this book, I feel more prepared and alert to what I need to do to get the job. Basically, it runs through every aspect of the whole business right down to the lingo thrown around, and that is one thing you don't want to be out of the loop with!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is my acting bible! It includes all sorts of information! Such as how to write your resume to preparing for your living expenses (aka. 'bars on your windows' and 'locks on your doors' if you are moving to L.A or N.Y!) It is very interesting to read and it gives very useful information. I brought this book to school and I left it in one of my classes and somebody took it! That was okay though, because I already read the book 6 times, over and over! I am going to go out and buy this book again ( it will become an actor's or actress' best tool for making it in 'The Biz.' This book deserves 5 million stars!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book in one week. I was SO interested in everything the authors wrote about. I even brought the book to school and almost got it taken away; I was so engrossed in it. The chapters were chock full of valuable information and quotes from the veterans of 'The Business' I found this book to be enjoyable and quite helpful.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm determined to become an actress, but before reading this book I didn't know how. Now I know how to prepare myself for the job, get interviews, get the parts, which parts to try out for, and lots more. I know I won't come off as young and inexperianced because of this book I'm ready to take my career full speed ahead.