Here's Looking at You: The Actor's Guide to Commercial Print

Here's Looking at You: The Actor's Guide to Commercial Print

by Scott Powers

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Overview

Here's Looking at You: The Actor's Guide to Commercial Print by Scott Powers

Here's Looking at You is the definitive how-to guide to breaking into the world of commercial print—an area of employment for actors that can pay up to $250 an hour. With survival tips and words of encouragement from a man who knows, this book takes you step-by-step through one of the most lucrative sides of the acting world. Topics include:

  • benefits and rewards of being a real person model
  • essential characteristics and attitudes
  • how to cope with and overcome rejection
  • why some models and actors ride in Porsches and others ride in Subways
  • preparing for photo shoots
  • establishing your communications network
  • how to package and market yourself
  • getting an agent who's best for you
  • doing "go-sees" the right way
  • what you really need to know about bookings
  • avoiding scams

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780435086947
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 03/03/1997
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.31(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Scott Powers works consistently as a model, hand model, actor, and stand-up comic, and is regularly seen in print ads, as well as commercials, film, and comedy clubs. With many years of consulting and private teaching, he is responsible for many models working in the industry today. He is a member of the Screen Actors Guild, is a voting member of the Academy Awards, and heads Scott Powers Productions, Inc., a program packaging, production, and consulting firm to the entertainment industry.

Table of Contents

1. Getting the Big Picture in Focus

How to Package Yourself

Headshots: Your Calling Card to the World

Resum,s

Composites

Portfolios

Headsheets

The "Business" of the Business

That Old Love-Hate Relationship: Agents

The Go-See

Holds, Cancellations, and Postponements

The Booking

And in Conclusion

What People are Saying About This

Alta Morice

Your book is fabulous! I have learned so much already that I have been able to implement on my go-sees. And it's amazing how often I use it to reinforce something that is still quite new to me! -- (Alta Morice, Actress/Model)

Gary Bertalovitz

Scott's knowledge of the commercial print industry is invaluable. His book should be part of every library. -- (Gary Bertalovitz, President; McDonald/Richards Model Management, Inc. 1998)

Robert J. Miller

Your splendid book has explained everything! It's very enlightening and so easy to understand - your writing style is indeed a delight to read. I just want to thank you for creating such a valuable, informative book. It was a job well done! -- (Robert J. Miller, Actor/Model)

Ronny Duffy

Thank you for writing such a splendid book.it saved me a small fortune! Now thanks to you, I have a Bible of the industry. -- (Ronny Duffy Wolfson, Actress/Model)

Amelia David

A must-read.first-rate "how-to" guide. I can't say enough about what any level of performer can gain from Powers' ideas. -- (Amelia David, Columnist, Back Stage)

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