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The 7 Steps to Stardom: How to Become a Working Actor in Movies, TV, and Commercials

The 7 Steps to Stardom<br> by Christina Ferra-Gilmore The 7 Steps to Stardom: How to Become a Working Actor in Movies, TV, and Commercials
Your Price: $21.99 CDN
Author: Christina Ferra-Gilmore with Wink Martindale
Publisher: Applause Theatre & Cinema Books
Format: Softcover with companion DVD
# of Pages: 96
Pub. Date: 2006
ISBN-10: 1557836787
ISBN-13: 9781557836786

About the Book:

Thousands of aspiring actors annually move to major media centers such as Los Angeles and New York hoping to become stars, or at the very least, working actors. While they may have the looks, charisma, innate talent, experience, and degrees from respected theatre, film, and television schools, many are unfortunately clueless about the practical aspects of making it in the business.

This user-friendly workbook, including a two hour DVD, features the best practical information on making it in the entertainment business from Christina Ferra-Gilmore, the founder of one of Hollywood's leading acting schools, and produced by Wink Martindale, the legendary host of 19 TV game shows.

Included is vital information on: how to network; finding an agent and avoiding scams; making a living while looking for acting jobs and creating a budget; taking appropriate headshot photos, with examples of good and bad; writing an actor's resume; the business side of acting; and developing your skills.

These are the very issues often ignored or glossed over by college theatre departments, acting schools, weekend seminars, and other instructional programs. Those who will benefit include acting students and recent college graduates; professional actors whose careers have stalled; models considering an acting career; and parents who want to educate their high-school age children. With The 7 Steps to Stardom, readers and viewers will save months and possibly years just spinning their wheels.

What people say:

"Written in a direct, no-nonsense instructional, 'The 7 Steps To Stardom' is a 'must-have' for anyone contemplating or getting started in a profitable career in acting." — The Bookwatch

About the Authors:

Christina Ferra-Gilmore is the founder and president of The Actor's Edge, one of Hollywood's leading acting schools for more than 15 years. Her other company, Casting by Christina, remains one of the industry's leading independent agencies. She has acted in feature films and countless commercials and has appeared in some of televisions most popular dramas and sitcoms, including The Brady Bunch.

Wink Martindale has been host for 19 network, national cable, and syndicated TV game shows and currently hosts Music of Your Life, a daily syndicated radio programme now on more than 200 stations.