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Acting as a profession

  • An Actor's Guide--Making It in New York Cityby Glenn Alterman

    Allworth Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    For any actor in or on the way to New York City, this is the definitive source for advice, winning strategies, marketing techniques, and invaluable insights to being a successful New York actor. This new edition has been completely revised and updated to cover the significant changes in the New York theater landscape over the last nine years. This... more...

  • Narrating the Past through Theatreby Michael Y. Bennett

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 40.00

    This cutting-edge title explores how narrating the past both conflicts and creates an interesting relationship with drama's 'continuing present' that arcs towards an unpredictable future. Theatre both brings the past alive and also fixes it, but through the performance process, allowing the past to be molded for future (not-yet-existent) audiences. more...

  • Negotiating Hollywoodby Danae Clark

    University of Minnesota Press 1995; US$ 66.00

    Actors' screen images have too often stolen the focus of attention from their behind the scenes working conditions. In Negotiating Hollywood, Danae Clark begins to fill this gap in film history by providing a rich historical account of actors' labor struggles in 1930s Hollywood. Clark supplies information not only on stars, but on screen extras,... more...

  • Act Like It's Your Businessby Jonathan Flom

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 25.99

    In Act Like It?s Your Business: Branding and Marketing Strategies for Actors , Jonathan Flom helps actors and others in the arts understand the power of branding. This guide walks the reader through the process of creating a personal brand for his or her small business and then marketing that brand and broadcasting it through every step of... more...

  • Acting in Television Commercials for Fun and Profit, 4th Editionby Squire Fridell

    Crown Publishing Group 2009; US$ 14.99

    The Ultimate Guide to Commercial Success Acting in television commercials is a highly competitive business, but it can also be very lucrative. Whether you?re looking for your first break or want to take your acting career to the next level, Squire Fridell will give you the insider?s edge. Arguably the king of TV commercials, Fridell distills four decades... more...

  • How to Be a Working Actor, 5th Editionby Mari Lyn Henry; Lynne Rogers; Joe Mantegna

    Ten Speed Press 2010; US$ 19.95

    The celebrated survival guide for the working actor - now completely updated and expanded with a foreword by Tony award-winning actor Joe Mantegna! Renowned for more than two decades as the most comprehensive resource for actors, How to Be a Working Actor is a must-read for achieving success in The Business. Now this "Bible of the Biz" has been... more...

  • The Actor's Menuby Bill Howey

    Compass Publishing 2005; US$ 11.95

    Whether new to the business or a seasoned professional, this handbook provides actors with a personal, active approach to discovering and developing their talent. Beginning with appetizers and ending with desserts, actors learn how to prepare a character in the same way that a master chef chooses the most complementary dishes for a feast. From typecasting... more...

  • Film And Tv Actingby Institute For Career Research Contributing Editors

    Institute For Career Research 2007; US$ 15.00

    The most important thing to understand is that most of the actors who achieve some degree of success do so because there is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ELSE IN THE WORLD THAT THEY CAN POSSIBLY IMAGINE THEMSELVES DOING. That being said, most must do a lot of ?grunt work? type jobs: waiting tables, maid service, temping, or anything else that will pay the bills... more...

  • The Actor's Other Career Bookby Lisa Mulcahy

    Allworth Press 2010; US$ 19.95

    Actors don't have to become Broadway stars to make a living with their acting talents. The Actor?s Other Career Book pulls back the curtain to reveal more than 50 permanent and temporary positions available in cruise ships, trade shows, retail stores, advertising agencies, corporate settings, education, social outreach, tourist attractions, physical... more...

  • The Actor's Survival Kitby Miriam Newhouse; Peter Messaline

    Dundurn 2010; US$ 9.99

    This new edition of required reading in Canadian theatre schools addresses a range of new issues such as performer websites, video self-production, and networking on the Internet, while also looking at timeless issues like agents, self-promotion, and work opportunities for women and minorities. more...