Acting as a Business: Strategies for Success

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National Book Network, 1999 - Performing Arts - 116 pages
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In Acting As a Business, New Edition, you will find: How to put together a theatrical resume for both the East Coast and the West Coast actor - Specific examples of cover letters and other correspondence - Practical ways of joining the performer's unions - How to prepare for and answer the questions most often asked by agents in an interview, techniques for auditioning in the agent's office, and the art of effective interview follow-up - Strategies for finding work in the theater, on soap operas, and in independent films - Tactics for getting an agent and finding out casting information well in advance of casting - A chart showing an easy way to keep records of which casting directors know your work - How to interview a prospective personal manager - A discussion of the "League" schools

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O'Neilthe poster child of sagacious career counseling for the professional actorfirst published this important book in 1993. With the third edition, he continues to draw on his considerable experience ... Read full review


Chapter One From Stage to Screen I
Chapter Three About the Unions
Chapter Five Approaching the Agents

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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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