Act Now!: A Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming a Working Actor

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Crown/Archetype, Dec 18, 2007 - Performing Arts - 288 pages
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So, you want to be an actor . . . but you have no idea how to get started. In the pages of Act Now!, you’ll find a step-by-step process to show you not only how to get started, but also how to become a working actor. It will take time and commitment, but if you follow these steps you will find success. Author and acting teacher Peter Jazwinski explains every aspect of becoming an actor from start to finish. You’ll learn about:

• Improving Your Acting Skills
• How Actors Get Cast
• Finding Auditions on Your Own
• Working with an Agent or Manager—and What the Difference Is
• The Importance of Networking
• And More!

A frank and encouraging game plan for success, Act Now! will empower those who have the drive to stop dreaming and start making a living—as an actor.


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Act now!: a step-by-step guide on how to become a working actor

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The business rather than the technique of acting is the focus of these two guides. Though much has been published on how to make it in the entertainment industry, few books are as practical and ... Read full review

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as a professional actor, I have found this book to be a valuable "refresher course". By reviewing it from time to time, It helps me to recall things that I've either forgotten to do in awhile or need to focus my energies on :0)

Contents

Im the One Who Thinks You
1
Ilow Actors Get Cast
20
Your Acting Plan
39
Take the Acting
51
Learn How to Act
71
The Basics
89
Finding Auditions
122
Contacting Agents and Casting Directors
154
Working with Agents and Managers on
196
Always Networking
219
Act Now
247
Internet Scams
258
Extra Work
267
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About the author (2007)

PETER JAZWINSKI runs the popular website MyActingAgent.com and writes The Agent News, an acting newsletter. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Cloe, and daughter, Storm.


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