Actors and Performers Yearbook 2018: Essential Contacts for Stage, Screen and Radio

Actors and Performers Yearbook 2018: Essential Contacts for Stage, Screen and Radio

by Bloomsbury Academic

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$20.95

Overview

Actors and Performers Yearbook is an established and respected directory that enables actors to find work in stage, screen and radio. It is the only directory to provide detailed information for each listing and specific advice on how to approach companies and individuals, saving hours of further research. From agents and casting directors to producing theatres, showreel companies and photographers, Actors and Performers Yearbook editorially selects only the most relevant and reputable contacts for the actor.

Actors and Performers Yearbook features articles and commentaries, providing valuable insight into the profession: auditions, interviews and securing work alongside a casting calendar and advice on contracts and finance. This is an incredibly useful professional tool in an industry where contacts and networking are key to career survival.

The listings detailed in this edition have been thoroughly updated alongside fresh advice from industry experts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781350030206
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 11/30/2017
Pages: 504
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

Lloyd Trott is Academy Dramaturg at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London. He has two main teaching strands, Dramaturgy and Professional Development. Lloyd is the Academy's primary liaison with Actors' Agents and Casting Directors in the UK and shepherds the acting students through their Third Year and into the profession. Lloyd was the 2011 Winner of the Kenneth Tynan Award for services to dramaturgy in the UK.

Table of Contents

Foreword - by Christina Payne, Equity

Introduction

Training
Introduction
Training for the under-18s
Drama schools
Checklist of drama school deadlines, audition requirements, audition fees and funding systems – Lloyd Trott
What are drama schools looking for? – Geoffrey Colman
Starting later in life – Hugh Osborne
Short-term and part-time courses
Private tutors and coaches
A professional mindset: some pointers – Lee Ravitz
An actor's toolkit – Simon Dunmore

Agents and casting directors
Agents
Being an agent – Howard Roberts
CPMA: the Co-operative Personal Management Association
Voice-over agents
Presenters' agents
Casting directors
Casting for the stage – Anne McNulty
Casting for musical theatre – David Grindrod

Theatre
Introduction
Producing theatre in the regions – Gemma Bodinetz
Dramaturgy at HOME – Petra Jane Tauscher
Marketing yourself: a producer's viewpoint – Ian Liston
Producing theatres
Effective audition speeches – Simon Dunmore
Cattle calls and how to survive them – Jennifer Reischel
Understudying – Andrew Piper
Independent managements/theatre producers
Middle and smaller-scale companies
Starting your own theatre company – Pilar Ortí
Finding funding for projects – Sinead Mac Manus
Pantomime
The art and craft of pantomime – Iain Lauchlan
English-language European theatre companies
A touring actor's survival guide – Maev Alexander
'Vanning it': the golden rules – Andrew Piper
Fringe theatres
To fringe, or not to fringe – Simon Dunmore
Edinburgh or bust: is it worth it? – Shane Dempsey
Open Book: fairer finances for fringe theatre – Piers Beckley
Children's, young people's and theatre in education – Paul Harman
Casting calendar
Festivals
Role-play companies
Professional role-playing – Robbie Swales

Media
Introduction
Countdown to 'Action!' – Edward Hicks
Television companies
Casting for television – Janie Frazer
Auditioning for camera – Nancy Bishop
Self-taping auditions – Ros Hubbard
Are you ready for Pilot Season? – Brendan Thomas
Independent film, video and TV production companies
Film schools
The essentials of screen acting – Mel Churcher
Fringe film: low-budget shorts, student films and web-based work – Edward Hicks
Radio and audio book companies
Acting for radio – Gordon House
Media festivals
Actors and video games – Mark Estdale

Disabled actors
Introduction
Training
Sources of work
Arts organisations
Rights, advice and support
Opportunities for disabled actors – Jamie Beddard

Resources
Introduction
Equity
Spotlight, casting directories and information services
'Point me in the right direction': navigating the casting services – Isabelle Farah
Marketing and the Internet: maintaining your online presence – Nancy Bishop
Photographers and repro companies
Getting the most from your photographs – Angus Deuchar
Making money from your voice – Marina Caldarone
Showreel, voicereel and website services
Effective and affordable digital marketing – Benjamin Warren
Digital wellbeing for actors – Sinead Mac Manus
Performers careers advice service – Beverley Hills
The five steps to successful networking – Shaun Prendergast
Accountants
Tax and National Insurance for actors – Philippe Carden
Between engagements – Andrew Piper
Physical and mental fitness for actors – Alex Caan
Routes into comedy – Lloyd Trott
Creating your own work: The four major hurdles and how to overcome them – Shaun Prendergast
Funding bodies
Publications, libraries, references and booksellers
Organisations, associations and societies

Bibliography
Webography
Index

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