Acting: Make It Your Business: How to Avoid Mistakes and Achieve Success as a Working Actor (Paperback)

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In ACTING: Make It Your Business, Second Edition, award-winning casting director Paul Russell puts the power to land jobs and thrive in any medium-stage, film, television, or the Internet-directly into the hands of the actor.

This blunt and practical guide offers a wealth of advice on auditioning, marketing, and networking, combining traditional techniques with those best suited for the digital age. Well-known actors and powerful agents and managers make cameos throughout, offering newcomers and working professionals alike a clear-eyed, uncensored perspective on survival and advancement within the entertainment industry. This second edition has been updated and expanded to include the following:

More stars of screen and stage sharing acting career strategies

Digital audition techniques for screen and stage, including how best to self-tape

New tools to master modern marketing, both digital and traditional with innovation

Expanded actor resource listings

Additional bicoastal talent agents and managers spilling secrets for obtaining representation, and tips for successful actor-to-representation partnerships

New insights on audition techniques

An excellent resource for career actors, beginning and amateur actors, as well as students in Acting I and II, Auditions, and Business of Acting courses, ACTING: Make It Your Business provides readers with invaluable tools to build a successful, long-lasting acting career.

About the Author

Paul Russell's career as a casting director, director, and former actor has spanned more than forty years. He has worked on projects for major film studios, television networks, Broadway, and regionally. He directs for leading regional theaters and teaches master classes to actors at universities and colleges.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781138503922
ISBN-10: 1138503924
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: October 15th, 2020
Pages: 430
Language: English