Acting Is a Job: Real Life Lessons about the Acting Business

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Allworth Press, Sep 21, 2010 - Performing Arts - 240 pages
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• How to cope with the realities of life as an actor—if you don’t laugh, you'll cry • In-depth interviews with actors, agents, casting directors. In this hip, warts-and-all look at acting, author Jason Pugatch shares his insights as a working "day player" to give an unvarnished look at theater, film, and television: how to be "discovered," what to expect from training programs, the grunt work of starting a career, how to keep going despite constant rejection, and much more. Packed with myth-shattering anecdotes and told in an intriguing personal tone, Acting Is a Job is the backstage guide that every aspiring actor must read.

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER 2
CHAPTER 3
CHAPTER 7
CHAPTER 5
On the
Turkey Dogs and the Economic Realities of Acting
Dealing with Rejection
Charting Your Success
INDEX
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Jason Pugatch has appeared on Law & Order and Guiding Light, as well as commercials and off-Broadway productions. A short-story writer and a contributor to the London Review of Books, he lives in New York City.

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