How To Become A Successful Actor And Model: From Getting Discovered to Landing Your Dream Audition and Role, the Ultimate Step by Step, No Luck Required Guide for All Actors and Models

How To Become A Successful Actor And Model: From Getting Discovered to Landing Your Dream Audition and Role, the Ultimate Step by Step, No Luck Required Guide for All Actors and Models

by Aaron Marcus

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How To Become A Successful Actor And Model: From Getting Discovered to Landing Your Dream Audition and Role, the Ultimate Step by Step, No Luck Required Guide for All Actors and Models by Aaron Marcus

Have you ever dreamed about becoming an actor or commercial model but didn't think you were tall enough, have the "perfect" body type, live in a small market, have no idea how to get started, afraid of being scammed, don't know how to find a legitimate agent? Or, you have you been getting some work but feel stuck and want to jump your career to the next level?

Actors and commercial models of all ages and sizes, beautiful and "real" looking, are cast for magazine, newspaper and billboard ads and in TV commercials, films and TV shows.

From getting discovered to landing your dream audition and role, How to Become a Successful Actor and Model is the ultimate step-by-step, no luck required guide to becoming a successful actor and model.

Aaron Marcus has booked over 1,200 acting and modeling jobs in over 30 years as a full-time actor and model.

This book explains how he did it, and how you can too. Aaron teaches you, in a practical, honest, and economical way, his secrets and strategies for getting started and succeeding no matter where you live.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158128172
Publisher: Marcus Institute
Publication date: 05/10/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 118
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Aaron Marcus has been a full-time actor and commercial model for over 30 years. He has booked over 1,200 jobs to date. He has been cast in TV, film, voice-overs, print and commercials for projects including Gotham, House of Cards, Coca-Cola, Philomena, Halt and Catch Fire, Do No Harm, The Wire, Nationwide, Acura, The West Wing, Showtime, Crayola Crayons, Campbell's, McDonald's, AT&T, Molson Beer, LifeSavers, Marriott, Hertz, K-Mart, Project Almanac, Eugene, Homicide: Life on the Street, Law & Order: CI, 11, Stage Fright, Rectify, Neiman Marcus, GNC, USPS and Disney World.

Aaron has given over 600 Book the Job acting and modeling workshops spanning 3 continents. He also offers monthly online acting and modeling workshops, as well as private mentoring programs.

He is the founder of

“I have been very fortunate to have been a full-time actor and commercial model for over 30 years now and I have booked more than 1,200 jobs so far. I love sharing insider information from all of my experiences. In this book you will learn practical and realistic information that will save you years and years of guess work and doing things by trial and error. Buying this book will give you your greatest chance for success and be the best investment you will make.”

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How To Become A Successful Actor And Model: From Getting Discovered to Landing Your Dream Audition and Role, the Ultimate Step by Step, No Luck Requir 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Leomiti 4 months ago
This book gives you simple yet solid advice. This book is very detailed and accurate about his experience and how the industry really works . Its a book that I refer too many times. I highly encourage this book to anybody barely beginning and to anyone else that wants to take their knowledge further in experiences from a fellow successful actor. I look up to him and the experiences and successes , also his trials as an Actor and Model. Thank you!
Anonymous 9 months ago
This book was Awesome! Not many people will take all of their tools and knowledge and try to instill it into others . There are so many details and guidelines to ensure you have a prosperous future with the correct work ethic. I recommend this book to any aspiring actors/actress and model.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's an excellent book with great details on how to become a greater actor and model. I suggest anyone who wants to be either or both (like myself) to buy this book as it will definitely help you through that choice of career or hobby. absolutely brilliant and worth the money and time.
Tim Jones More than 1 year ago
This has been a terrific, “how to guide” for everything from preparing for an audition, photo shoot etc, to what makeup to bring. I am an aspiring new actor/model. I bought Aaron’s book after attending a seminar of his at the 2017 INetwork event in LA. As a former Navy pilot, I am a big believer in the value of mentoring. The mentoring and guidance I have gotten and will continue to get, have read it several times now from his book is going to be invaluable.. It is definitely going to be a constant “go to” manual for me and a must have for anyone in my shoes! Thanks for the great information and guide that you put together Aaron!
DAJackson2018 More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend “How to become a Successful Actor and Model” for anyone with a desire to become an actor or commercial model! It is a very honest and straight forward book that answers your questions and gives you the tools that are necessary to get started and be successful in this industry. I would have loved to have this book when I was first starting out, it would have saved me a lot of time, unnecessary stress and money, but I am so thankful for it now. Using the tools provided as well as staying connected with Aaron through his workshops and online seminars, I have strong marketing materials (headshot and resume), have obtained an agent and am pursuing (with confidence) my dream of becoming an actor.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent!! So glad I got the book!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent!! So glad I got the book!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love this book! It really gives you the breakdown of all the questions you didn't know you had as well as the answers to them. The resources it provides are invaluable and I already feel like I've saved so much time and money as I go on this journey. I also got to meet him when I bought this book and he is such a wonderful human who answered every question I had for him TWICE as I had him answer them again for my husband. Definitely a great investment!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After attending a seminar given by the author I had no qualms about purchasing the book. This book offers concrete steps to get started in the acting/modeling world. Aaron gives very practical advice that is relevant in today's market. I also learned some innovative approaches to finding work. Well done!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WOW!!! Let me first say that Aaron Marcus covers all avenues of approach. Look I'm a combat soldier, well was and I am cross-trained in so many different fields. Attention to detail is vital for mission success, this book is 30+ years of experience and when you start reading it you're under lining and taking notes. This is 30 years of lessons learned! Very thorough and complete, if you get a chance attend his workshops; the schedule is on! You can't get this information anywhere else. Mr. Marcus, thank you for providing a successful guide maneuvering through the industry.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Do you feel you could be a model/actor? If so, learning about the modeling and acting industry is a must! By purchasing this book, it gives you all the updated information you need in order to succeed. I've been modeling for quite some time now but acting has been a whole new experience for me. I attended Aarons workshops this past August and in just 3 weeks I noticed a difference; my self esteem rose and I felt more confident not only as an actress but as a woman. His classes helped me break out of my shell and help me understand the very basics of what is needed to get your business started. In this book, it gives you the proper tools as how to prepare an acting resume, composite sheet, and how to create an eye catching headshot! It also gives you tips on finding a good agent, how to get extra work, what to do when you get an audition, and it even gives you the basics on what you may need when it comes to makeup. This book has much more inside than what I stated and I'm currently on the last two chapters of reading through it. This is a very good resource to have and you can take it anywhere! I'm very pleased with this purchase; invest in yourself so others can invest in you!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
as a new ... represented by agency "actor".... in this field of modeling, commercial print, film and TV; I was given the opportunity to experience Aaron's acting class at a prestigious Modeling Agency in Pa.. Aaron is very experienced in various genres having been in the industry over 30 plus years.... He has remarkable abilities as a teacher using various personal resources including his personal portfolio, his authored book and his sharing of all... plus numerous websites and contacts to make the entire process of being in this field an easy approach...The book Actor and Model condenses valuable information and I highly recommend it to eliminate error and confusion in this field......... great luck to you......
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book provides a great insight into the entertainment industry, especially for those just getting a start. You get a lot of tips for every facet that you can think of: from agents, to go sees, callback, auditions, etc. If you are just starting out, this book is a MUST read. It will also help you as you continue to grow your career. You not only learn what to do, but Aaron also gives you tips from the things that he learned NOT to do in his years of being in the industry. Whether you are a model or actor, this book provides you with valuable information.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Aaron Marcus' book is a treasure. Packed with decades of industry knwledge and guidance, "How to Become a Successful Model" will answer many questions it coud have taken decades to discover.
KYR1 More than 1 year ago
Aaron's book "How to Become a Successful Actor and Model" is a book I believe ALL actors and models should have . No matter if you are a beginner or not, Aaron gives you such an array of topics, precise and stop by step instructions to help you become successful in your career. He teaches you techniques along with how to market yourself in the industry. You definitely will profit from these insights throughout your career. I believe this book is a powerful tool and great investment for your career because Aaron has been successful throughout his career (and still is - gives you examples) and has gained so much knowledge so you know that your learning valuable information. I definitely recommend this book! it is a MUST READ! Thank you Aaron for sharing your wisdom and knowledge with us! Very much appreciated! (:
TomTomlinson More than 1 year ago
This book is indispensable for anyone in the professional acting and commercial modeling business. The title may suggest it's for beginners and those just starting in the industry, but you will value the information in this book throughout your whole career. Aaron Marcus takes you step by step on what it takes to market yourself and the techniques you need to succeed as an actor or commercial model. He covers all the bases on what you need to know. What gives this book such authority is that Aaron provides many examples of the print ad work that he's done. You know that you're getting this valuable information from someone who has worked successfully and is still working in the business. Absorb this material; it will give you the confidence to approach any agent. If ever there was a reference manual for the working actor and model, this book is it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm new to the game, at the age 25 I decided to go for my dream to become a model and actor. I actually went to Aaron's acting workshops where he helped me get my feet on the ground and learn the basics. I felt more confident and excited after working with him and I ended up booking jobs consistently for the last 2 months but, I wanted more I wanted to peruse more acting then modeling and I didn't know if I was doing something wrong or if there was more I should be doing, I felt stuck. Aaron had reached out to me to see how I've been I told him my struggle and he then told me about his book and I am so happy I read it! Not only is it super helpful but it's actually really interesting to read, he's done so much in the industry that he knows a lot of the ins and outs which he shares with you in this book, I highly suggest reading this book if modeling or acting is your passion because I firmly believe it will help you get where you want to go! Thank you Aaron!
AlinaAbraham More than 1 year ago
The GPS for acting and modeling! I love this book! It gives me the precise details on how to start in the acting and modeling industry step by step from commercial modeling, head shots that sell YOU, best resume, agents, how to get work and more. I wish I read this book before I spent a lot on my professional head shots. I'm glad I have this "GPS" now to know which way I'm going. Thank you Aaron!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I always wanted to act and model but had no idea how to begin until I read How to Become a Successful Actor and Model. This book changed my life. I learned the best way to get started, create strong photos, a resume, find agents, prepare before my auditions, memorize scripts and even get work on my own. I now have 3 agents and already booked 9 TV commercials and modeling jobs. I never could have done this without Aaron's book.