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Actor's Guide--Making It in New York City
     

Actor's Guide--Making It in New York City

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by Glenn Alterman
 

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For any actor in or on the way to New York City, this is the definitive source for advice, winning strategies, marketing techniques, and invaluable insights to being a successful New York actor. Aspiring and established professionals will find this thorough and up-to-the-minute volume chock full of resources and advice about auditioning, making professional

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For any actor in or on the way to New York City, this is the definitive source for advice, winning strategies, marketing techniques, and invaluable insights to being a successful New York actor. Aspiring and established professionals will find this thorough and up-to-the-minute volume chock full of resources and advice about auditioning, making professional connections, promoting one's self, seeking opportunities in nontraditional venues, finding an apartment, securing "survival jobs," understanding actor unions, getting headshots, and furthering one's actor training in New York. This guide also details working as a film extra, careers in print modeling, scams and rip-offs to avoid, opportunities for actors with disabilities, and using the Internet to the fullest advantage. Included are in-depth interviews with legendary show business figures such as actor Henry Winkler, casting director Juliet Taylor, and theater director Joseph Chaikin as well top talents from the fields of film, television, stage, commercials, and talent agencies. Written by a professional New York actor with over thirty years of experience, this meticulously researched guide will give actors the tools they need to survive and thrive in New York show business.

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Booknews
Playwright, screenwriter, and actor long ensconced in The Big Apple, Alterman thought he would write for new writers just up from the country, but then realized that even veterans like himself had a lot to learn about the theater in New York. He talks about the craft and business of acting, about living and eating, and other aspects. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781581152135
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
02/28/2002
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.94(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.60(d)

What People are Saying About This

William Esper
An Actor's Guide¾Making It in New York City is a must-read for the actor just arriving in New York as well as the seasoned pro who's been here for years. It is the most comprehensive, best organized guide that I have seen. It is down to earth and very up to date. I highly recommend it.
— William Esper, Acting Teacher and Director
Rob Decina
The New York industry can seem overwhelming to a young actor. This book is full of insights for actors as they journey through it. A great resource tool that takes some mystery out of the process.
— Rob Decina, Casting Director, Guiding Light
Jay Binder
At last, a complete guide to survival as an actor in this industry.
— Jay Binder, C.S.A., Binder Casting
Debra Monk
I have a B.A. and an M.F.A. in acting but had to learn the hard way the reality of being an actor in New York. Every actor who plans to move to New York should read this book.
— Debra Monk, Tony, Emmy, Obie, Drama Desk, and Helen Hayes Award-winning actress

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An Actor's Guide--Making It in New York City (Second Edition) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
ActorOneChicago More than 1 year ago
I thought I'd read all the good books on the business of acting until I read this one by Glenn Alterman. This guy REALLY TELLS IT LIKE IT IS! He writes in a totally approachable, friendly and supportive style. He covers every aspect of being an actor in New York. I've read this book three times (and it's over 300 pages!) and learned more with each read. He covers EVERYTHING you need to know before you move to New York. And he tells you what to do once you've arrived. The interviews with agents, casting directors, actors and coaches are INVALUABLE. The strategies and effective networking techniques alone, are worth the cost of the book. YOU MUST BUY THIS BOOK- even if you aren't moving to New York. It's really about how to be a successful actor- anywhere! I know I sound like a rabid fan, but no book on the business of acting has EVER told it like really the way it is in such detail. A MUST and I MEAN IT! Thank you very much, Glenn Alterman!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I really loved all the interviews and helpful advice. It is a must have for anyone in NY