Acting in Television Commercials for Fun and Profit

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Crown Publishing Group, Mar 1, 1995 - Performing Arts - 215 pages
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Actors earn more money performing in television commercials than in stage productions and feature films combined.

"Squire Fridell's book is a witty and complete guide. It should be on every actor's shelf right next to Stanislavsky.
--Richard Schickel, film critic, Time magazine

"Acting in Television Commercials is a great way to break into the business, and Squire Fridell's book is fun and informative . . . a must for any aspiring actor."
--Carol Burnett

Acting in television commercials is fun, challenging, and often very lucrative. Squire Fridell offers tips and advice that will give you the edge necessary to break in and keep on working:
How to get started with a winning résumé, a dynamic headshot, and a terrific agent
New audition strategies and performance techniques
Learn to manage "downtime  and build your career even while  you're not working
Practice acting with scripts from real television commercials!


Squire Fridell has appeared in some living room, somewhere in America, selling something to someone on the average of once a day for more than twenty years. His 1,700 television commercials included fifteen years as the Toyota spokesman and six years as television's Ronald McDonald. He has been featured in Newsweek and has been on the cover of TV Guide. In addition to his television, film, and stage credits, he has a master's degree in acting/directing.
 

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Contents

BEFORE THE AGENT
11
The Resume23
23
The Answering Service30
30
The Schools37
37
The Agent44
44
AFTER THE AGENT
55
The Preparation and the Waiting72
72
The Audition79
79
The Money176
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Appendix
184
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About the author (1995)

Barry Geller is an illustrator and graphic designer who works in animation, advertising, and publishing. He owns and operates Geller Graphics, a design and illustration studio in Santa Cruz, California.

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