How to Sell Yourself as an Actor

Overview

K. Callan is tough. So is her book. In How to Sell Yourself as an Actor, the actress/author sets us straight right from the start, explaining that knowing how to act doesn't ipso facto make you an actor. If you're one of those actors who refuses to think of himself as a product which must be sold, and prefers to believe that acting is art, Callan puts things in perspectiveshow business is about making money: art is extra. Callan's no-nonsense book provides both newly arrived and long-arrived actors with the nuts ...
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Overview

K. Callan is tough. So is her book. In How to Sell Yourself as an Actor, the actress/author sets us straight right from the start, explaining that knowing how to act doesn't ipso facto make you an actor. If you're one of those actors who refuses to think of himself as a product which must be sold, and prefers to believe that acting is art, Callan puts things in perspectiveshow business is about making money: art is extra. Callan's no-nonsense book provides both newly arrived and long-arrived actors with the nuts and bolts information about how to be more saleable to casting people, agents, producers and directors. More importantly, she encourages you to call upon your courage, vision and entrepreneurial skills to take your career in your own hands and stop waiting to be asked to work.
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Editorial Reviews

Los Angeles Times
This tough little book makes it clear that an actor in America is a small businessman selling a product that nobody particularly wants. Waiting for someone to place an order won't do. ...K Callan shows the young actor how to maintain dignity while merchandising the product.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781878355218
  • Publisher: Sweden Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2008
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 239
  • Sales rank: 1,447,277
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Ch. 1 The Product 1
Ch. 2 What Are Your Chances? 6
Ch. 3 There's No Place Like Home 31
Ch. 4 Why Do You Want To Be An Actor? 47
Ch. 5 When? How? 59
Ch. 6 Getting Organized 69
Ch. 7 Self-Knowledge 85
Ch. 8 Stand-Up Comedy/One-Person Shows 100
Ch. 9 Children in the Business 114
Ch. 10 Actually Pursuing Work 126
Ch. 11 Auditioning & the Way It Really Is 172
Ch. 12 Agents/Managers 203
Ch. 13 Unions 225
Ch. 14 Get a Grip on Your Life 235
Glossary 249
Indexes 259
Index to Agents 262
Index to Comedy Clubs & Their Owners 263
Index to People 264
Index to Resources 268
Index to Everything Else 269
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