The Working Actor's Guide to Los Angeles / Edition 18

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Overview

Known as the "actor's bible," this is the only complete sourcebook for both professional and up-and-coming actors in Los Angeles. Newly updated with the latest information in all categories, the 2000 edition is filled with more than a hundred categories, including thorough descriptions of:
  • Acting schools
  • Business and personal managers
  • Casting agents
  • Photographers
  • Production companies and theaters

The Working Actor's Guide features important practical information such as:
  • Which services are actor-friendly and wallet-friendly
  • What areas are the best for actors to live in
  • Advice from SAG, agents and actors who have made it
  • A bibliography of helpful books... and more!

The Working Actor's Guide also includes audition worksheets, seasonal TV production charts, director and agent charts, up-to-the-minute info on SAG-AFTRA, advice on finding agents for child actors, and even a section of coupons and special discount offers for services that are of particular interest to actors.
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What People Are Saying

M.K. Lewis
If a Pulitzer Prize were ever to be awarded to a directory for actors, this one would win hands down...a brilliantly comprehensive directory that's worth its price tag."- acting teacher, author of Your Film Acting Career
Megan Foley
An extremely useful tool for any actor in Los Angeles. - casting director
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780937609224
  • Publisher: Blake, Aaron Publishers, LLC
  • Publication date: 3/28/2006
  • Edition number: 18
  • Pages: 348
  • Sales rank: 1,503,237
  • Product dimensions: 8.02 (w) x 8.26 (h) x 1.28 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Credits I
Table of Contents II
About the Book V
Questionnaire VI
Listing Submission Form VIII
Training
Acting 2
Broadcast Schools 39
Business of Acting 39
Children's Training 43
Classical Training 50
Cold Reading Workshops 52
Combat 58
Comedy & Improv 59
Commercials 66
Crash Courses 71
Dance 75
Make-Up 79
Modeling Schools 80
Movement 80
Music Lessons 82
Musical Theatre 83
Other Industry Training 86
Voice: Accents & Dialects 90
Voice: Singing 94
Voice: Speech 101
Voice: Voice-Over 104
Universities & Colleges 106
Marketing
Answering Services, Pagers & Cellular Phone Services 110
Audio Demo Production 111
Books & Tapes 116
Clipping Services 124
Computers 124
Costume Sales & Rentals 126
Dancewear 129
Electronics 129
Fax Services & Mail Boxes 131
Game Shows 132
Image Consultants 133
Make-Up Artists & Consultants 134
Marketing Info & Consultants 137
Messenger Services 141
Musical Services: Accompanists, Composers, Arrangers, Etc. 142
Periodicals & Trade Publications 143
Photo Labs & Reproductions 146
Photo Retouching 153
Photographers 154
Press Releases 175
Printing & Photocopying 176
Professional Make-Up 179
Rehearsal Studios 180
Resume, Bookkeeping & Secretarial Services 184
Sheet Music 186
Showcase Clubs 186
Stationery Stores 187
Theatrical Libraries 188
Video Camera Rentals 190
Video Demos, Duplication, Airchecks & Production 190
Wardrobe Consultants 195
Wigs 197
The Team
Agencies: Quick Reference Chart 200
Agencies: Commercial & Theatrical 207
Agencies: Modeling 221
Agencies: Specialty 224
Attorneys 226
Business Managers 229
Personal Managers 233
Public Relations 242
Working
Advertising Agencies 248
Awards 251
Casting Directors: Quick Reference Chart 254
Casting Directors 263
Casting Facilities, Studio Lots & TV Stations 283
Casting Services & Extra Casting 286
Dance Companies 288
Looping & Voice-Over Groups 289
Miscellaneous 290
On-Line, CD & Computerized Services 290
Opera, Light Opera & Musical Theatre 292
Organizations 293
Production Accounting 298
Production Companies 300
Student Films 303
Theatres 304
Theatres, Out of State 321
Unions & Guilds 326
Union Pay Rates 337
Variety Work 340
Working Regulations for Children 342
Living
Useful Numbers 346
Airlines 348
Airport Information 349
Alterations 350
Appliance Rental & Repair 351
Auto Rental & Repair 351
Banks, Credit Unions, Savings & Loans 352
Bookstores & Newsstands 353
Chiropractic Care 357
Clothing 358
Cosmetic Surgery 360
Dental Care 361
Diet & Nutrition 362
Employment Agencies & Services 363
Employment Opportunities 365
Eye Care 367
Farmers Markets 368
Florists 368
Free (or Almost Free) Things To Do In L.A. 370
Furniture 373
Gift Stores 374
Hair Salons 375
Health Care 376
Health Food Stores 379
Health Spas 381
Housing 382
Housing: Area by Area 384
Legal Assistance 407
Limousines 408
Massage 409
Mental Health 410
Movie Theatres 413
Museums 413
Party Rentals 416
Pet Care 417
Physical Fitness & Health Clubs 422
Post Offices 425
Public Transportation 426
Records, CDs & Tapes 428
Restaurants, Bars, Clubs & Hangouts 429
Shoe Repair 434
Skin Care 434
Tax Services 436
Utilities 437
Video Sales & Rental 438
Yoga & Meditation 439
Index
Index 441
Index to Advertisers 446
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2004

    The only 'LA' book you need

    There are things in this book that I didn't even know I wanted to know. It's not only perfect for actors on every level of their careers but also for people new to LA and surrounding areas (as i was) and individuals interested in any aspect of the entertainment industry. If you buy one book on the 'business' in LA, this should be it. The resources listed are endless and opportunities jump right off the pages at you.

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