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Acting: Make It Your Business

Acting: Make It Your Business
Your Price: $22.95 CDN
Author: Paul Russell
Publisher: Back Stage Books
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 320
Pub. Date: 2008
ISBN-10: 0823099555
ISBN-13: 9780823099559

About the Book:

Casting director Paul Russell explains to actors everywhere how to survive and thrive in the entertainment industry. Interviews with working actors and agents add extra depth to Russell's analysis, along with extra tips, tricks, and truths.

Acting: Make It Your Business written by Paul Russell, an award-winning, veteran casting director, puts the power to land jobs and thrive in any medium — stage, film, TV, or the Internet — directly into the hands of the actor. Subtitled How to Avoid Mistakes and Achieve Success As a Working Actor, this blunt, wise, and often hilarious guide overflows with cutting-edge audition, marketing, and networking strategies, combining traditional techniques with those best suited for the digital age. Well-known actors and powerful agents make cameos throughout, offering newcomers and working professionals alike a clear-eyed, uncensored perspective on survival and advancement within the entertainment industry.

Acting: Make It Your Business is required reading at many universities including: NYU, Millikin, Elon and many more industry-respected schools of the performing arts.

What people say:

"Humorous and witty ... Actors everywhere who are trying to succeed in the business, young or old, on stage or on camera, in New York or anywhere in the world, take note: This is your road map." — Bernard Telsey, casting director Rent, Sex & The City: The Movie, Wicked

"All the right questions asked and answered ... and with a generous portion of good humor." — Suzanne Ryan , casting director Law & Order

"Paul's book made me proud to be a part of the acting community in this business we call 'show'." — Karen Ziemba, actress, Tony and Drama Desk Award Winner

"Honest. Bold. Paul Russell's words are not only blunt and accurate; they zero in on all the questions every actor wants to know but is afraid to ask. Then Paul takes it a step further; he answers the questions. The book itself is a reflection of our industry; a community of people sharing information, great ideas and terrific stories." — Ken Melamed, talent agency owner Bret Adams, Ltd

About the Author:

Paul Russell is an American casting director, director, and former actor whose career has spanned over thirty years. He has worked on projects for major film studios, television networks, Broadway, and is a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.