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Auditioning for Film and Television: Secrets from a Casting Director / Edition 2

Auditioning for Film and Television: Secrets from a Casting Director / Edition 2

by Nancy Bishop
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'If you're working with Nancy Bishop you know you're in good, accomplished hands, whether you're a director or an actor.' – Neil Burger, Director of The Illusionist
Auditioning for Film and Television is a must-have book and video guide for actors, written from the perspective of a Casting Director and offering practical advice on audition technique, scene analysis, online casting and social media.

Auditioning for Film and Television is a practical workbook written from a casting director's point of view that teaches actors the craft of film auditioning in front of the camera. It shows actors how to use today's internet technologies to advance their careers and features success strategies and actual exercises to achieve results in the casting studio.

A new edition of the popular Secrets from the Casting Couch, and now including video, Auditioning for Film and Television includes commentary, analysis and questions in workbook form for scenes from many celebrated films; exercises for actors to practise in front of a camera; and advice on career advancement and marketing in the age of social media.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781472526366
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 07/16/2015
Series: Performance Books
Edition description: New
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Nancy Bishop C.S.A is an Emmy award-nominated casting director who has cast supporting talent on over sixty projects. Her credits include major studio pictures such as Wanted (Universal), Alien Vs. Predator (Fox), Hellboy (Revolution), Eurotrip (Dreamworks), and Prince Caspian (Disney), as well as TV series such as Revelations (NBC), Charles II (BBC), and Anne Frank. She has worked with such major directors as Roman Polanski, and Joel Schumacher, and legendary producers such as Steven Spielberg, and Jackie Chan. Nancy teaches her proven film acting technique at master classes throughout Europe and the US. She is also Head of Acting for Film at the Prague Film School.

Table of Contents

PART ONE Audition Success Strategies
Chapter 1 Enjoy Auditioning
Chapter 2 Prepare
Chapter 3 Make Choices
Chapter 4 Determine the Stakes
Chapter 5 Tell the Story
Chapter 6 Act and React in the Moment
Chapter 7 Play in the Eyes
Chapter 8 Possess an Inner Monologue
Chapter 9 Commit to the Scene
Chapter 10 Stake a Claim on the Role, take a Risk
Chapter 11 Listen
Chapter 12 Make Your Own Work
PART TWO Actor Marketing in the Internet Age
Chapter 13 Archetype as Branding
Chapter 14 Winning Headshots
Chapter 15 CV or Resumé
Chapter 16 Show Reels and Video Clips
Chapter 19 Social Media
Chapter 20 IMDb: We Love It, We Hate It
PART THREE The World Market
Chapter 21 Where to Live as an Actor and Other Conundrums
Chapter 22 Success Stories: Actors Who Live and Work Internationally
Chapter 23 Regional Casting Directors
PART FOUR Perspectives From the Other Side of the Looking Glass
Chapter 24 The Casting Director is on Your Side
Chapter 25 Showbiz Ain't Fair
PART FIVE Frequently Asked Questions: The Nuts and Bolts Of Casting
Chapter 26 Frequently asked Questions About Auditioning
Chapter 27 Frequently Asked Questions about Casting Directors, Agents and Managers
PART SIX Practical Exercises
Exercise 1 Pre-casting Warm Up
Exercise 2 Telling a Story
Exercise 3 Blank Scenes
Exercise 4 Listening and the Inner Monologue
Exercise 5 'Over There'
Exercise 6 Improvisation/Playing the Objective
Chapter 17 The Self-taped Audition
Chapter 18 Internet Casting and Online Presence
Exercise 7 Telephone Conversation
Exercise 8 'Get Out of the Chair'
Exercise 9 Sight Reading Techniques
PART SEVEN Scene Analysis
Scene I Mirrors
Scene II 360
Scene III Crossing Lines
Scene IV Crossing Lines, second scene

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