Acting: Make it Your Business : Avoid Mistakes and Achieve Success as a Working Actor

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Back Stage Books, 2008 - Performing Arts - 306 pages
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Acting: Make It Your Business,written by an award-winning, veteran casting director, puts the power to land jobs and thrive in any medium - stage, film, TV, or the Internet - directly into the hands of the actor. This blunt, wise, and often hilarious guide overflows with cutting-edge audition, marketing, and networking strategies, combining traditional techniques with those best suited for the digital age. Well-known actors and powerful agents make cameos throughout, offering newcombers and working professionals alike a clear-eyed, uncensored perspective on survival and advancement within the entertainment industry.

"Huorous and witty . . . Actors everywhere who are trying to succeed in the business, young or old, on stage or on camera, in New York or anywhere in the world, take note: This is your road map."
- Bernard Telsey, casting director (Rent, Sex & The City: The Movie, Wicked)

"All the right questions asked and answered . . . and with a generous portion of good humor."
- Suzanne Ryan, casting director (Law & Order)

"Paul's book made me proud to be a part of the acting community in this business we call 'show.'"
- Karen Ziemba, actress, Tony and Drama Desk Award Winner

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Review: Acting -- Make It Your Business: How to Avoid Mistakes and Achieve Success As a Working Actor

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I found this book to be quite interesting and I believe it will be useful. However one must note that while it is applicable to all actors, when you get to the nitty gritty, the largest focus on this ... Read full review

Review: Acting -- Make It Your Business: How to Avoid Mistakes and Achieve Success As a Working Actor

User Review  - Goodreads

I found this book to be quite interesting and I believe it will be useful. However one must note that while it is applicable to all actors, when you get to the nitty gritty, the largest focus on this ... Read full review

Contents

Candor and the Business
1
A Tough Love
27
Tend Your Dreams
43
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Paul Russell's career as a casting director, director, and former actor has spanned nearly thirty years. He has worked on projects for major film studios, television networks, Broadway, and is a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.

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