Are you new to the acting industry and unsure where to start? Are you graduating from a high school or college acting program and seeking guidance as you enter the professional industry? Are you looking to learn the business essentials for yourself or your child without getting overwhelmed? Then "Crash Course: Preparing for the Business of Professional Acting" is the source for you. The information in this volume covers everything you will need to know in a condensed, easy-to-navigate fashion. The book covers such topics as: Acting Training, Areas of Work for Actors, Unions, Advice for Parents of Child Actors, Things to Beware of, Resumes (step-by-step guide & samples0, Headshots & Comp Cards (with samples), Reels & Voice-over demos, Websites & Business Cards, Talent Agents & Managers, Casting Directors, Finding the Work & Submitting, Recommended Casting Sites & Books for Actors. And more.