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How to Audition On Camera

How to Audition On Camera
Your Price: $19.95 CDN
Author: Sharon Bialy
Foreword by: Bryan Cranston
Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 125
Pub. Date: 2016
ISBN-10: 0884485250
ISBN-13: 9780884485254

About the Book:

To win a role in a movie or on network or cable TV, you must make a strong first impression in your brief, crucial audition – and the first person you have to impress is the casting director.

How many times have you wished that you could get an hour with a casting director, to pick their brain about what they look for, their pet peeves, and the tips they would offer. That's exactly what How to Audition On Camera is. It feels like a conversation over coffee… or a private coaching session.

This handy book (with a forward from Bryan Cranston) lays out auditioning truths from experienced casting director Sharon Bialy. You know all those in-the-room questions you've been dying to ask? In How to Audition On Camera, Casting Director Sharon Bialy answers the twenty-eight questions actors ask most frequently about how to nail an audition, including:

• What is the casting director looking for?
• Should I sit or stand?
• What do I do if there are multiple characters in a scene but only one reader in the room?
• If you mess up, can you start over?
• What is the most common mistake experienced actors make?
• Should you audition off book or can you look at the page?
• Should you dress in character?
• How much can you improvise?

Actors – both novice and professional – are often misled by myths and outdated prescriptions. This guide replaces such misinformation with concise and accurate advice from someone who is in the room helping to make the decision on who gets the job. Sharon Bialy gets you started immediately on the road to screen acting success.

What people say:

"While acting is an art, auditioning is a craft and Sharon knows this world six ways to Sunday. Her book brims with no-nonsense advice and tough love." — Vince Gilligan, creator of Breaking Bad

"I wish I'd had this advice when I started out." — Bryan Cranston, Emmy Award- winning actor, Breaking Bad

"I rely on Sharon tremendously. She has long suggested that any actor wishing to understand the audition process work for awhile work on the other side of the table. I've never heard better advice." — David Mamet, Pulitzer Prize – winning playwright, Glengarry Glen Ross

About the Author:

Sharon Bialy is an award-winning American casting director for television, film, and theatre. She has received four Emmy nominations for The Handmaid's Tale, Barry and Breaking Bad. Her television credits include The Walking Dead, Better Call Saul, Halt and Catch Fire, Breaking Bad, Gotham, The Last Tycoon, Flaked, Vice Principals, Phil Spector, The Unit, Jericho, Mind of the Married Man, and Picket Fences. Her film credits include Secret in Their Eyes, Black or White, Drugstore Cowboy, Point Break, Rudy, Mr. Holland's Opus, Reign O'er Me, and Red Belt. Her Broadway credits include China Doll, The Anarchist, Jersey Boys, Race, and The Farnsworth Invention. She worked at the La Jolla Playhouse for 15 years and various productions at Lincoln Center, The Old Globe, South Coast Rep, and The Guthrie.