An Actor's Guide--making it in New York City

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Allworth Press, 2002 - Performing Arts - 273 pages
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For any actor in or on the way to New York City, this is the definitive source for advice, winning strategies, marketing techniques, and invaluable insights to being a successful New York actor. Aspiring and established professionals will find this thorough and up-to-the-minute volume chock full of resources and advice about auditioning, making professional connections, promoting one's self, seeking opportunities in nontraditional venues, finding an apartment, securing "survival jobs," understanding actor unions, getting headshots, and furthering one's actor training in New York. This guide also details working as a film extra, careers in print modeling, scams and rip-offs to avoid, opportunities for actors with disabilities, and using the Internet to the fullest advantage. Included are in-depth interviews with legendary show business figures such as actor Henry Winkler, casting director Juliet Taylor, and theater director Joseph Chaikin as well top talents from the fields of film, television, stage, commercials, and talent agencies. Written by a professional New York actor with over thirty years of experience, this meticulously researched guide will give actors the tools they need to survive and thrive in New York show business.

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User Review  - Teodora - Goodreads

This is a good reference book. I like this guy's style- he is down-to-earth. It is not something you read through, but something you can constantly open for new inspiration and tips. If anyone ever ... Read full review

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Was very informative without being kitschy. I really found it helpful and easy to read. Read full review

About the author (2002)

Glenn Alterman is a professional career consultant, audition/monologue coach, college lecturer, published writer, award winning playwright, internet journalist, and actor. He has guest lectured and taught at such diverse places as The Governors School For The Arts (Old Dominion University), The School For Film and Television, Star Map Acting Studio of Long Island, The Edward Albee Theater Conference (Valdez, Alaska), Southampton College, The Dramatists Guild, The Learning Annex, The Screen Actors Guild, Western Connecticut State College, in The Boston Public School System, and at many acting schools around the country, as well as privately coaching hundreds of students.

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