Acting as a Business: Strategies for Success

Acting as a Business: Strategies for Success

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Author / Contributor(s): Brian O'Neil
Publisher: Vintage
Date: 2014

Trade paperback (US). 154p.
5.30 in. x 7.90 in.

Condition: NEW

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. 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