Promoting Your Acting Career: A Step-by-step Guide to Opening the Right Doors

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Allworth Press, 2004 - Performing Arts - 245 pages
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This is the definitive insider's guide to propelling forward in the worlds of theater, film, and television. Revised and expanded, this popular guide now includes a new section on actor training; new segments on voice, speech, and voiceovers; the latest tips for using the Internet for self-promotion; brand new coverage of daytime serials; and new interviews with working professionals from every realm of entertainment. Practical and thorough, this book explains how to: obtain the perfect headshot; prepare for interviews and auditions; select flattering monologues; create professional-looking resumes and cover letters; compose promotional mailings and videos; effectively network; produce an original play, video, or film; star in a one-person show; launch a theater company; and much more. Also included are a directory of all New York theaters, an actor glossary, material on career consultants, and a view of the entertainment industry post-9/11. An indispensable tool for helping any acting career to thrive!

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About the author (2004)

Glenn Alterman is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter, and actor. He is the author of numerous books, including An Actor's Guide - Making It in New York City (1-58115-213-2) and Creating Your Own Monologue (1-58115-038-5). He lives in New York City.

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