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Confessions of a Casting Director: Help Actors Land Any Role with Secrets from Inside the Audition Room

Confessions of a Casting Director: Help Actors Land Any Role with Secrets from Inside the Audition Room
Your Price: $25.95 CDN
Author: Jen Rudin
Foreword by: Janeane Garofalo
Publisher: Harper Collins/It Books
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 219
Pub. Date: 2013
ISBN-10: 0062292099
ISBN-13: 9780062292094

About the Book:

Confessions of a Casting Director is a must-have for any aspiring actor or stage parent – the definitive guide to breaking into film, television, theatre, and even internet from longtime casting director and studio executive Jen Rudin.

Packed with information that aspiring actors clamour for, her up-to-the-minute expert advice is essential for anyone pursuing an acting career. Jen Rudin demystifies the often intimidating and constantly changing audition process, sharing insider tips on preparing for every type of audition: from musical theatre, television (including commercials and reality TV), and film to voice-overs, animated movies, and even Web series.

In this comprehensive guide, Jen Rudin covers everything today's actor needs to succeed, including finding an agent or manager; using technology to your advantage; the demanding world of child acting; the pros and cons of New York vs. Los Angeles; turning a callback into an offer for the role, and much more.

Every actor should walk into an audition room feeling confident and prepared, and Confessions of a Casting Director: Help Actors Land Any Role with Secrets from Inside the Audition Room is full of the Dos and Don'ts, sure-fire tricks, and must-have information to help turn rejection into that first big break.

Complete with a hilarious forward by Janeane Garofalo, checklists, easy-to-follow game plans, and advice from real actors, agents, and entertainment industry professionals, Confessions of a Casting Director is like having your own private audition coach.

What people say:

"Jen Rudin is as good as it gets in the Casting department. She has a great eye for talent." — Peter Bogdanovich, Director

"A valuable contemporary resource for all performers seeking work ... this is a book that a performer needs in their arsenal." — BroadwayWorld.com

"A funny, informational, and easy read." — HollywoodMomblog.com

About the Author:

Jen Rudin is an award-winning casting director who began her thirty-year career in show business as a child actor at age eight. As a casting executive at the Walt Disney Company, she conducted talent searches across the United States, identifying and hiring actors who went on to star on Broadway in The Lion King, Mary Poppins, and The Little Mermaid and in beloved Disney movies like The Incredibles, The Princess and the Frog, Chicken Little, and Brother Bear. Her company casts projects in New York and Los Angeles.