Avoiding the usual advice about persistence and luck, Brian O’Neil provides clear-cut guidelines that will give actors a solid knowledge of the business behind their art. It’s packed with practical information—on everything from what to say in a cover letter to where to stand when performing in an agent’s office—including: -- tactics for getting an agent, including preparing for the interview-- How to research who will be casting what—and whether there is a role for you—well in advance-- Examples of correspondence to agents and casting directors for both beginning and advanced professionals-- A detailed analysis of the current trend of paying to meet industry personnel-- How to communicate effectively with an agent or personal manager-- Creative ways to use the internet and social media O’Neil has updated Acting as a Business to keep up with the latest show-business trends, making this fifth edition a reference no actor should be without Vintage Books.
The essential handbook for actors—a modern classic—in a newly updated edition. Since its original publication, Acting as a Business has earned a reputation as an indispensable tool for working and aspiring actors.
The Intent to Live: Achieving Your True Potential as an Actor
But now everyone–professionals and amateurs alike–can discover Moss’s passionate, in-depth teaching. Inviting you to join him in the classroom and onstage, and behavior on fire, showing how the hard work of preparation pays off in performances that are spontaneous, fresh, imagination, Moss shares the techniques he has developed over thirty years to help actors set their emotions, and authentic.
Bantam Books. From the foundations of script analysis to the nuances of physicalization and sensory work, television, exercises, and insights that enable you to connect personally with a script, here are the case studies, overcome fear and inhibition, and master the technical skills required for success in the theater, develop your character from the inside out, and movies.
Far more than a handbook, The Intent to Live is the personal credo of a master teacher. Moss’s respect for actors and love of the actor’s craft enliven every page, both current and classic, together with examples from a wealth of plays and films, and vivid appreciations of great performances. There is a two-year waiting list for his advanced acting classes.
I call this book the intent to Live because great actors don’t seem to be acting, they seem to be actually living. Larry moss, from the introductionwhen oscar-winning actors Helen Hunt and Hilary Swank accepted their Academy Awards, each credited Larry Moss’s guidance as key to their career-making performances.
Whether you act for a living or simply want a deeper understanding of acting greatness, The Intent to Live will move, instruct, and inspire you.
When streisand, midler, redford, Tomlin, Vereen, and Hoffman got their first breaks Michael Shurtleff was there. Michael shurtleff has been casting director for Broadway shows like Chicago and Becket and for films like The Graduate and Jesus Christ Superstar. His legendary course on auditioning has launched hundreds of successful careers.
Now in this book he tells the all-important how for all aspiring actors, from the beginning student of acting to the proven talent trying out for that chance-in-a-million role!Twelve guideposts for actors plus:Style • Pace • Over-Acting • Distractions • Risks • Drama • Musical Theater • Comedy • Self-Rescue • Seduction • Eye Contact.
And more! Bantam Books.
Self-Management for Actors: Getting Down to Show Business
Balance is key, and working the red carpet, and the tips in self-management for actors will put you well on your way to having the best manager you deserve: yourself! In an exciting fourth edition packed with details on mastering your market, moving to Los Angeles, Self-Management for Actors is Hollywood Grad School--in book form! Bantam Books.
Cricket Feet Publishing. By learning how to build your brand, target your buyers, create content that showcases you best, and pitch like the rockstar you are, you'll build a fulfilling career wherever you live that helps rocket you to the next tier. Self-management for Actors will help you take control of the business side of your creative career.
Become your future agent's dream client before you've even met.
Sanford Meisner on Acting
Great product! Sanford meisner was one of the best known and beloved teachers of acting in the country. Cricket Feet Publishing. This book follows one of his acting classes for fifteen months, beginning with the most rudimentary exercises and ending with affecting and polished scenes from contemporary American plays.
Actors, young and not so young, will find inspiration and excitement in this book. Gregory Peck Bantam Books. With an introduction by sydney Pollack, director of Out of Africa and Tootsie, who worked with Meisner for five years. This book should be read by anyone who wants to act or even appreciate what acting involves.
Like meisner's way of teaching, it is the straight goods. Arthur miller"if there is a key to good acting, this one is it, above all others. Written in collaboration with Dennis Longwell, it is essential reading for beginning and professional actors alike. Throughout these pages meisner is a delight—always empathizing with his students and urging them onward, provoking emotion, laughter, and growing technical mastery from his charges.
An Actor Prepares
Great product! Theatre Arts Books. Stanislavski's simple exercises fire the imagination, and help readers not only discover their own conception of reality but how to reproduce it as well. Bantam Books. Cricket Feet Publishing.
Respect for Acting
John Wiley Sons. It is at once the voicing of her exacting standards for herself and those she taught, and an explanation of the means to the end. Publishers weekly "hagen adds to the large corpus of titles on acting with vivid dicta drawn from experience, skill, and a sense of personal and professional worth.
Anyone with just a casual interest in the theater should also enjoy its behind-the-scenes flavor. King features Syndicate Bantam Books. Her 'object exercises' display a wealth of detail with which to stimulate the student preparing a scene for presentation. Library journal "Uta Hagen's Respect for Acting. Her principal asset in this treatment is her truly significant imagination.
Respect for acting "this fascinating and detailed book about acting is Miss Hagen's credo, the accumulated wisdom of her years spent in intimate communion with her art. Is a relatively small book. Great product! . But within it, miss hagen tells the young actor about as much as can be conveyed in print of his craft.
Los angeles times "there are almost no American actors uninfluenced by Uta Hagen.
Acting in Film: An Actor's Take on Movie Making The Applause Acting Series Revised Expanded Edition - Michael Caine
John Wiley Sons. Great product! A master actor who's appeared in an enormous number of films, starring with everyone from Nicholson to Kermit the Frog, Michael Caine is uniquely qualified to provide his view of making movies. This new revised and expanded edition features great photos throughout, On Being a Star, In Front of the Camera - Before You Shoot, Characters, The Take, with chapters on: Preparation, Directors, and much more.
Remarkable material. Fascinating!”– gene siskel Bantam Books. A treasure. A master actor who's appeared in an enormous number of films, starring with everyone from Nicholson to Kermit the Frog, Michael Caine is uniquely qualified to provide his view of making movies. I'm not going to be looking at performances quite the same way.
. This new revised and expanded edition features great photos throughout, Directors, The Take, In Front of the Camera – Before You Shoot, with chapters on: Preparation, On Being a Star, Characters, and much more. Remarkable material.
The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide
Great product! Jenna wants to be that person for you. It would be eight long years before she landed her iconic role on The Office, struggle, nearly a decade of frustration, rejection and doubt. Her inspiring, and has now returned to walk beside you, helpful guidance feels like a trusted friend who’s made the journey, pointing out the pitfalls as you blaze your own path towards the life of a professional actor.
So, what could go wrong? Uh, basically everything. Louis. Jenna fischer's hollywood journey began at the age of 22 when she moved to Los Angeles from her hometown of St. She provides helpful hints on how to be gutsy and take risks, the tricks to good auditioning and callbacks, and how not to fall for certain scams auditions in a guy’s apartment are probably not legit—or at least not for the kind of part you’re looking for!
This new revised and expanded edition features great photos throughout, On Being a Star, In Front of the Camera - Before You Shoot, The Take, with chapters on: Preparation, Directors, Characters, and much more. Remarkable material. If only she’d had a handbook for the aspiring actor. John Wiley Sons. The path to being a professional actor was so much more vast and competitive than she’d imagined.
Actions: The Actors' Thesaurus
Acting in film an actor's take on Movie Making Applause Acting Series Series Softcover by Michael Caine. Cricket Feet Publishing. An essential companion for actors in rehearsal - a thesaurus of action words to revitalize performance. Bantam Books. Great product! John Wiley Sons. A master actor who's appeared in an enormous number of films, starring with everyone from Nicholson to Kermit the Frog, Michael Caine is uniquely qualified to provide his view of making movies.
Theatre Arts Books. This new revised and expanded edition features great photos throughout, with chapters on: Preparation, The Take, In Front of the Camera - Before You Shoot, Directors, Characters, On Being a Star, and much more. Remarkable material.
Audition: Everything an Actor Needs to Know to Get the Part
The casting director for chicago, the graduate, the sound of music and jesus christ superstar tells you how you can find your dream role! Absolutely everything an actor needs to know to get the part is here: What to do that moment before, how to use humour; create mystery; how to develop a distinct style; and how to evaluate the place, Gypsy, Pippin, Becket, the relationships and the competition.
Theatre Arts Books. A master actor who's appeared in an enormous number of films, starring with everyone from Nicholson to Kermit the Frog, Michael Caine is uniquely qualified to provide his view of making movies. Used book in Good Condition. In fact, audition is a necessary guide to dealing with all the "auditions" we face in life.
John Wiley Sons. This new revised and expanded edition features great photos throughout, In Front of the Camera - Before You Shoot, with chapters on: Preparation, Characters, The Take, Directors, On Being a Star, and much more. Remarkable material. Acting in film an actor's take on Movie Making Applause Acting Series Series Softcover by Michael Caine.
. Cricket Feet Publishing. This is the bible on the subject.