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Breaking and Entering

Breaking and Entering
Your Price: $26.75 CDN
Author: Philip Carlson
Publisher: Opus Books
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 368
Pub. Date: 2016
ISBN-10: 1623160782
ISBN-13: 9781623160784

About the Book:

A manual for the working actor in film, stage, and TV, From Auditions to Agents to a Career

Actors can hardly hope for better advocates for their craft than Philip Carlson, the longtime New York City talent manager and agent who was the first agent to sign Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Billy Crudup, Liev Schreiber, Claire Danes, Idris Elba, Kyra Sedgwick, Adrien Grenier and Paul Giamatti. He has represented Viola Davis, Kathy Bates, Brian Dennehy, and W.H. Macy among many gifted others.

For his classes at the Atlantic School of Acting in New York, Philip Carlson has distilled what worked for those actors and what did not and how even they might have been able to shorten the time between training and working consistently in the profession. In his book Breaking and Entering, he shares those practical trade secrets in this extraordinarily comprehensive guide on how to get into show business. Topics include:

• Schools and classes
• The Business
• Showcases
• Casting Directors
• Agents
• Auditions
• Which Coast? East or West?
• Producers
• Staying Real
• Negotiating 101
• Where Do I Fit?
• Movies
• TV: Where the Real Money Is (These Days)
• and much, much more!

What people say:

"Philip is the REAL DEAL. Students LOVE his classes. His knowledge of the industry is VAST. His advice is INVALUABLE." — Mary McCann, Executive Director, Atlantic Acting School

"Required reading for every acting student in search of a meaningful career. Count on Philip Carlson to light your path." — J. Michael Miller, Co-Founder, Tisch School of the Arts, The Actors Center

About the Author:

Philip Carlson is an American author, teacher and career consultant. For more than thirty years, he represented actors as a manager and agent, serving as the New York head of talent at three of the most prestigious agencies in the business as well as his own agency. He has been an adjunct professor at NYU and at SUNY Purchase and is currently on the faculty of The Atlantic School. He has also consulted for talent agencies, casting directors and theatre companies.