A handbook for aspiring actors by two of the best-known names in British theatre and television. So You Want To Be An Actor? by Timothy West and Prunella Scales offers practical advice and do's and don'ts to anyone thinking of taking up acting. The authors are passionate about actor training, know the profession inside out and have more than a hundred years' experience between them... Writing alternately throughout the book - and sometimes offering radically different opinions - they cover over sixty topics including: * Drama school * Auditions and interviews * Agents * Financial Security * Learning the lines * Working in television/radio * Touring * Media attention Charmingly informal but full of sound advice, So You Want To Be An Actor? is essential reading for anyone with their eye on a career in acting.
The last and only guide you will need. Everything you required to begin a career in acting has been compiled into one place! Actors, casting directors, producers and directors have contributed to help you avoid the pitfalls and problems of beginning a career in entertainment. Knowing what steps to avoid is just as important as knowing which steps to take and this book will enlighten your path!
Release on 2015-07-14 | by Michael St. Nicholas,Lisa Mulcahy
Author: Michael St. Nicholas,Lisa Mulcahy
Pubpsher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Performing Arts
For every actor beginning a career in Hollywood, this indispensable guide will lay out a clear and comprehensible path with tried-and-true advice. Up-to-date resources and new interviews with recently established actors experiencing the current movieland scene—as well as the timeless voices of established actors and industry pros—make this a rich compendium of Hollywood know-how. Delve into the industry with the support from An Actor’s Guide: Your First Year in Hollywood and discover with confidence how to: Find work through a variety of sources Deliver stunning auditions Join SAG-AFTRA Get a great headshot and put together a stunning resume Build your credentials and gain exposure Hone your craft with professional training and classes Snag a top-notch agent Utilize the power of social media From settling into Los Angeles and sticking to a tight budget, to adventures in reality TV and landing the breakthrough parts you came to Hollywood for, any actor eager to learn will get his or her fair share of insider knowledge with this manual and will discover how to create a positive experience while launching an exciting career. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.
The Ultimate Guide to Exploring the Dance Industry
Author: Laurel van der Linde
Pubpsher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Love dance? Go pro and make movement a way of life with this comprehensive guide that can help you land your dream job in the world of dance. From front-and-center careers like professional dancer and choreographer to the lesser-known professions of technical director and costume designer, So, You Want to Be a Dancer? reveals a vast expanse of dance-related job possibilities that are as exciting as they are rewarding. In addition to tips and interviews from many different dance industry professionals, So, You Want to Be a Dancer? includes inspiring stories from young people who are in the industry right now, as well as activities, a glossary, and resources to help you on your way to a successful career in dance.
Release on 2001 | by Jackson R. Bryer,Richard Allan Davison
Conversations with Contemporary American Stage Performers
Author: Jackson R. Bryer,Richard Allan Davison
Pubpsher: Rutgers University Press
Category: Performing Arts
Biographies are so much more than lists of teachers, roles, and awards. The Actor's Art conveys stories about numerous productions, insight about becoming and being an actor, and opinions about issues such as color-blind casting and the future of theatre. Together, these conversations form lively, thought-provoking sketches of such stars as Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy, Ruby Dee, Julie Harris, Cherry Jones, James Earl Jones, Stacy Keach, Nathan Lane, and Jason Robards. The Actor's Art demonstrates the value of listening, and the pleasures of reading.
Discussing the dynamics of home management and family relationships, the author explains how the techniques and strategies used effectively at work can help create a more fulfilling and successful family life.
Rohit Sanayal, a guy from a simple, everyday family from Kolkata, had an extraordinary dream of establishing himself as an actor in Bollywood. But, because of his stubborn dad, he landed up in an engineering college where he met the witty Asish, the food loving Fatty, the incorrigible Rajvir and the charming Ayushi and realized that destiny has its own way of revealing itself. Also, it topples across a few questions like “What are the after effects of your grandma catching you watching porn?” “What if one day you wake up and realize that your admission in your college is on the verge of getting cancelled?” “How devastating is it when your roommate's mom catches you fagging?” “Why there is nothing like friendship?” “Why a sudden trip to Goa is always an awesome idea?” “How much daunting it is to propose to the girl you want to spend your life with?”Etc., etc., etc... Have a nice read...
When a car accident leaves photographer Burke Crenshaw in need of temporary full-time care, he finds himself back in the one place no forty-year-old chooses to be--his childhood bedroom. There, in the Vermont home where he grew up, Burke begins the long process of recuperation, and watches as his widowed father finds happiness in a new relationship that's a constant reminder of everything Burke wants and lacks. Exploring local history, Burke discovers an intriguing series of letters from a Civil War soldier to his fiancé. With the help of librarian Sam Guffrey, he begins to research a 125-year-old mystery that seems to be reaching into the present day. The more Burke delves into the past, the more he's forced to confront the person he has become: the choices he made and those he avoided, his ideas of what it takes to be a successful gay man, his feelings about his mother's death, and the suppressed tension that simmers between himself and his father. Compelling, frankly funny, and often wise, The Road Home is the story of one man's coming to terms with who he is, what he wants out of life, and where he belongs--and the complex, surprising path that finally takes him there. "Piercingly accurate and sweetly hopeful." --Booklist "An involving. . .narrative about the importance of being true to one's self." --Publishers Weekly