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How to Book Acting Jobs in TV and Film: The Truth about the Acting Industry - Conversations with a Veteran Hollywood Casting Director

How to Book Acting Jobs in TV and Film: The Truth about the Acting Industry - Conversations with a Veteran Hollywood Casting Director
Your Price: $19.95 CDN
Author: Cathy Reinking, CSA
Publisher: Cathy Reinking
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 198
Pub. Date: 2012
Edition: 2nd
ISBN-10: 0985882816
ISBN-13: 9780985882815

About the Book:

Get More Callbacks, Book More Jobs

This book will save you thousands of dollars and many years of struggling, trying to guess what casting directors look for and what makes a great audition.

How to Book Acting Jobs in TV and Film is a significant book on the casting process, told with compassion, wisdom and brutal honesty by a veteran Hollywood casting director. Cathy Reinking debunks the myths and shares the secrets of 'The Room,' the pressure-cooker where television and film careers are made, revived, or derailed. A must read for every actor.

Topics included that aren't found in any other book of it's kind:

• The Different Styles of Auditioning for Each Type of TV Show, Film, Commercial, Web Series
• The Demystification of the Audition Process
• What is Sex Appeal, and How to Project It
• Ten Secrets of Charisma; or What We Are Drawn To
• The Transition from Theatre to On-Camera Work
• Current Trends in Casting That Have Changed the Way we Cast
• Revealing Interviews with Broadway and Hollywood Actors
• How To Get Jobs in TV and Film and Keep Them
• A Special Section for Parents of Gifted Young Actors

How to Book Acting Jobs in TV and Film is currently being used as a text book at several universities and colleges.

What people say:

"The book is engaging and an easy read. You gain a fresh and important view from the other side of 'The Room.' You see what the casting director sees and understand what the producer is looking for from the talent in 'The Room.' Nearly all aspects of acting are covered from television to film to theater. Even subtle differences in comedy and dramatic TV are covered. If you are serious about acting on any level this is your book." — Jeff Fritz, Actor

"Cathy Reinking has one of the sharpest eyes I have ever worked with. I love working with her in casting or teaching acting - Cathy knows talent and the market, and puts both strengths to use." — Mitchell Gossett, Los Angeles-based Talent Agent

"As both a writer and producer of television, I can say without a doubt, Cathy's insight is invaluable. Her experience in theater, film and television gives Cathy a perspective that can't be beat. I trust her judgement and will always seriously consider her actor referrals." — Michael Riesz, Writer-Producer,

"Cathy tells the unadulterated truth from some someone who has been in hundreds (if not thousands of casting rooms.... Take her advice to heart." — Gregg A. Klein, Los Angeles-based Talent Agent

About the Author:

Cathy Reinking has been a working casting director in Hollywood for more than 20 years and has accumulated hundreds of credits, including Frasier, (for eight seasons), Arrested Development, According to Jim, and many other shows, multiple network pilots, indie films, web series, commercials, and plays. A Los Angeles native, theater major, and alumna of UCLA, she also served as the manager of casting at NBC when The Office was created.