Actor's Guide--Making It in New York Cityby Glenn Alterman
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.
- Skyhorse Publishing
- Publication date:
- Product dimensions:
- 5.94(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.60(d)
What People are Saying About This
William Esper, Acting Teacher and Director
Rob Decina, Casting Director, Guiding Light
Jay Binder, C.S.A., Binder Casting
Debra Monk, Tony, Emmy, Obie, Drama Desk, and Helen Hayes Award-winning actress
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
See all customer reviews
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!
I really loved all the interviews and helpful advice. It is a must have for anyone in NY