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The Actor's Mindset: Acting as a Craft, Discipline, and Business

The Actor's Mindset: Acting as a Craft, Discipline, and Business
Your Price: $34.95 CDN
Author: Craig Archibald
Publisher: Applause Books
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 230
Pub. Date: 2022
ISBN-10: 1493063340
ISBN-13: 9781493063345

About the Book:

The Actor's Mindset: Acting as a Craft, Discipline, and Business uniquely prepares actors to live a full, successful life as a performing artist. While most acting books focus on either the art or the business of entertainment, esteemed Los Angeles and Manhattan-based acting coach Craig Archibald looks at the entire picture of what it means to be an actor, focusing on the foundations of both the artist and the entrepreneur to guarantee a complete and fully functioning approach to a career.

The Actor's Mindset is divided into three distinct parts: "The Craft," "The Discipline," and "The Business."

Craig Archibald's unique experience as both an actor and a coach gives him an unparalleled perspective on the current industry landscape. While classic method texts still circulate, and there are actors who have written books that address craft, none have his depth of knowledge and experience in coaching, nor approach the art from a professional standpoint instead of solely an instructional one. The success of Craig Archibald's approach is exemplified by the success of his clients, a roster that includes Constance Wu, Eric Roberts, Kathryn Erbe. John Slattery, Brandon Sklenar, Duane Henry, Mouzam Makkar, and two-time Academy Award Nominee Dan Futterman.

What people say:

"This book is about so much more than acting. It's filled with straight, insightful knowledge about how to live as an artist of integrity and substance. Craig doesn't pull any punches and thank goodness. I wish I had gotten this kind of brutally honest and comprehensive advice when I was starting out. He saves you (hopefully) from learning the hard way! He covers IT ALL." — Kathryn Erbe, Tony Award Nominee and star of Law and Order: Criminal Intent

"The first time I ever directed actors was in Craig's class. He gave me not only the tools I needed to speak to actors, but demystified the craft of the actor/director collaboration in such a way that before I knew it, I felt at home. This important book contains the secrets he shared with me and is an outstanding read for all artists." — Graham Moore, Academy Award Winner (Best Adapted Screenplay for The Imitation Game)

"Craig Archibald is not only a deeply gifted teacher of acting, but a deeply affecting writer with personal stories to tell and urgent lessons to be learned. Whether you're a young actor just starting out or a veteran who needs reminding of what's beautiful and profound about the life you've chosen, you will treasure this book." — Dan Futterman, Two-Time Academy Award nominated screenwriter of Capote and Foxcatcher and SAG Award winning actor (The Birdcage)

About the Author:

Craig Archibald is a Canadian-born actor and acting coach. His stage acting career began in Saskatoon, Canada at the age of 15 in 1978, led to his award-winning film and television career which began in New York City in 1995. He is best recognized for his founding of the Archibald Studio that has honed the talents of some of today's brightest stars, who he guides to wins and nominations at the Golden Globes, SAG Awards, Oscars, and Emmys. Over the course of his decades as a coach, he has worked with more than seven hundred actors in Los Angeles and Manhattan and is often working with a rotation of two hundred distinct clients at any given time.