Actors Take Action: A Career Guide for the Competitive Actor

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Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated, 1996 - Acting - 111 pages
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In Actors Take Action, Brian O'Neil provides the most in-depth guidelines ever published for helping the actor find an agent. This highly anticipated sequel to the best-selling Acting As a Business contains new ways to get auditions for productions most likely to attract industry attention, a step-by-step guide to making all-important follow-up telephone calls, the value of paid agent and casting director seminars, more ways to find work on daytime soap operas, tips for "pigeonholed" musical performers on how to change industry perceptions of them, and instruction in the art of effective business correspondence. Actors Take Action demonstrates specific, effective ways to create career-advancing opportunities.

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Brian ONeil is a former talent agent and personal manager who has represented actors for theater, film, television, commercials, and radio. As a talent representative, he was responsible for the career guidance and professional placement of hundreds of young actors, including some of todays biggest stars. Brian is founder of Acting As a Business, a one-on-one career consultation service for actors, and author of Actors Take Action: A Career Guide for the Competitive Actor (Heinemann). He lives in New York City, where he is a frequent lecturer at New Yorks finest drama schools.

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