Confessions of a Casting Director: Help Actors Land Any Role with Secrets from Inside the Audition Room

Confessions of a Casting Director: Help Actors Land Any Role with Secrets from Inside the Audition Room

by Jen Rudin


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062292094
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/17/2013
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 545,182
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Jen Rudin is an award-winning casting director who began her thirty-year career in show business as a child actor at age eight. As a casting executive at the Walt Disney Company, Rudin conducted talent searches across the United States, identifying and hiring actors who went on to star on Broadway in The Lion King, Mary Poppins, and The Little Mermaid and in beloved Disney movies like The Incredibles, The Princess and the Frog, Chicken Little, and Brother Bear. Her company, Jen Rudin Casting, casts projects in New York and Los Angeles. Jen is a proud member of the Casting Society of America.

Table of Contents

Foreword Janeane Garofalo xi

Introduction: The Cat in the Hat Sells Bologna on Sesame Street 1

Chapter 1 The Initial Investment 17

Chapter 2 Agents and Managers 101 35

Chapter 3 Leave Early and Bring a Raincoat: Basic Audition Prep 47

Chapter 4 Pilot Season Panic: Auditioning for TV and Film 61

Chapter 5 Someday I'll be Part of Your World: Auditioning for Broadway and Theater 77

Chapter 6 Going Viral: Reality TV, Webisodes, and Becoming a Youtube Sensation 95

Chapter 7 Making Mickey Talk: Voice-Over and Animation Auditions 111

Chapter 8 Can You Hear Me Now?: Commercial Auditions 125

Chapter 9 Don't Tweet Us, We'll Tweet You: Using Technology to Help Your Career 135

Chapter 10 Stage Moms: How to Support Your Child and Avoid Mama Drama 145

Chapter 11 Los Angeles vs. New York: Navigating Freeways and Subways 167

Chapter 12 You Got the Job! Now What? 185

Epilogue: The Future 201

Acknowledgments 205

Appendixes: Best Practices and Resources 207

Glossary of Useful Industry Terms 217

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