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Ask an Agent: Everything Actors Need to Know About Agents

Ask an Agent: Everything Actors Need to Know About Agents
Your Price: $27.95 CDN
Author: Margaret Emory
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 260
Pub. Date: 2015
Edition: 2nd
ISBN-10: 1508817251
ISBN-13: 9781508817253

About the Book:

Actors at every stage of their careers have a lot of questions, and Ask an Agent has a lot of answers.

Do I need an agent? How do I get one? What will an agent do for me? What should I be doing for him? When is it time to switch agents? Margaret Emory is the agent to ask. Learn the industry-standard ways to get an agent. She explains how you can contact and sign with agents, and she also talks about what most agents want from the actors they work with. Step by step, she shares experienced agent advice on the process of career-building: from getting the right headshot and resumes, to winning auditions and winning over casting directors.

This updated second edition of Ask an Agent is the view of the industry that actors never see: a guided tour of how the entertainment industry works and of how the actor-agent partnership keeps the actor working.

What people say:

"Ask an Agent is a must read for any performer who is ready to take their career seriously. With an intelligent, no nonsense approach, Margaret Emory shares her wisdom, expertise and passion. The reader learns about the inner workings of this business relationship and is guided on how to find and work with an agent." — Liz Ortiz-Mackes, casting director and indie film producer

"In a business of flukes and chances where hardly any rules apply, Margaret Emory has written an extraordinarily concise, organized, and informative book about the insanely difficult relationships between actors, agents, and casting directors." — Alan Filderman, director

About the Author:

Margaret Emory worked in entertainment management as a talent agent for over 25 years. A native New Yorker, she graduated from Princeton University and the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre. Past adjunct professor at Marymount College where she taught a "Business of Acting" course, 5 years, she is currently a professor of acting and head of performance at Southern Oregon University. She spent more than a decade at the trade publication Back Stage, where she was a contributing editor and created the popular "Ask an Agent" column, which led to the writing of this book.