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

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Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony, Jun 2, 2010 - Performing Arts - 320 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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Contents

Candor and the Business I
27
Tend Your Dreams
43
An Actors Business Card
55
Covering Your Assets
87
Set Yourself Apart from the Crowd
103
Are Your Auditions Sale?
126
Be First First
143
Leaving a Lasting Impression
166
Thanks for Coming in
217
An Introduction
225
Finding line
246
Keeping Cne
263
Parting Advice
281
Acknowledgments
288
Index
298
About the Author
306

Get It On Paper 283
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About the author (2010)

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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