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Answers from The Working Actor

This book will give new actors a head start on their journeys and remind experienced professionals that, in the acting business, there is never only one answer to any question.

Author : Jackie Apodaca

Release : 2018-03-09

Publisher : Taylor & Francis

ISBN : 1351839136

File Size : 74.52 MB

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For nearly a decade, Jackie Apodaca and Michael Kostroff shared duties as advice columnists for the actors’ trade paper, Backstage. Their highly popular weekly feature, "The Working Actor," fielded questions from actors all over the country. A cross between "Dear Abby" and The Hollywood Reporter, their column was a fact-based, humorous, compassionate take on the questions actors most wanted answered. Using some of their most interesting, entertaining, and informative columns as launch points, Answers from "The Working Actor" guides readers through the ins and outs (and ups and downs) of the acting industry. Apodaca and Kostroff share an approach that is decidedly "on the ground." They’ve both labored in the trenches just like their readers—dealing with auditions, classes, photos, résumés, rehearsals, contract negotiations, representatives, jobs, challenging colleagues, and the search for that elusive life/career balance. There are few absolutes in the acting profession and virtually no proven and reliable steps. Unlike books that claim to offer "Quick Steps to a Successful Acting Career," Answers from "The Working Actor" deals honestly with the realities, providing facts, options, strategies, stories, points of view, and the wisdom of experience, while ultimately challenging readers to make their own decisions. This book will give new actors a head start on their journeys and remind experienced professionals that, in the acting business, there is never only one answer to any question.

Audition Psych 101

Among many other issues, we always talk about their audition anxiety. In Audition Psych 101, Michael Kostroff has validated everything I believe about the audition process.

Author : Michael Kostroff

Release : 2019-05-15

Publisher : Gatekeeper Press

ISBN : 1642376116

File Size : 33.29 MB

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Based on the popular workshop of the same name, Audition Psych 101 takes a detailed, unvarnished look at the mental gremlins that can make auditioning stressful. With frankness, humor, and a pro-actor sensibility, professional working actor Michael Kostroff (The Wire, The Deuce, Luke Cage, The Blacklist, Law & Order: SVU, etc.) explodes commonly accepted mythologies and offers a fresh, more logical, and more effective approach to the whole process. Speaking directly to other professional actors, Kostroff pulls each step into slow motion, shining a light into the dark corners in search of those little snags that can screw us up. "It has completely changed the way I view auditions." — Chad Manuel, Chicago "Want to learn why we constantly get in our own way before we even set foot in the room? Michael has made a detailed, brilliant study of the most common traps, and how to avoid them." — Peter Van Norden, Los Angeles "Michael’s expertise, sense of humor, and just old-fashioned good sense does the impossible: It actually makes the actor comfortable with the audition process." — J. R. Orlando, San Jose "I’m a psychotherapist who specializes in working with creative artists. Among many other issues, we always talk about their audition anxiety. In Audition Psych 101, Michael Kostroff has validated everything I believe about the audition process. Let him save you a lot of disappointment and frustration." — Lee D. Kassan, psychotherapist/psychoanalyst "It brought the joy and fun back into the audition process, which ultimately has allowed for more callbacks and many more bookings." — Mick Guire, New York City "I can’t wait for my next audition. (Holy mackerel, did I just write that?)" — Deborah Linehan, New York City

10 Steps to Breaking Into Acting

With a foreword by Becki Newton ("Ugly Betty"), this essential acting guide answers all the questions every new actor wants to know about breaking into the acting business.

Author : Matt Newton

Release : 2013-03-04

Publisher :

ISBN : 9781481200837

File Size : 74.85 MB

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In 10 STEPS TO BREAKING INTO ACTING, highly sought after acting coach, and professional tv and film actor, Matt Newton, offers ten straight forward steps that simplify the journey from new actor, to working actor. With a foreword by Becki Newton ("Ugly Betty"), this essential acting guide answers all the questions every new actor wants to know about breaking into the acting business. Matt covers everything from what makes a good headshot, to knowing your type, to using social media effectively, avoiding scams, and most importantly to how to get an agent. Matt has guest starred on dozens of tv shows, including "Ugly Betty," "Drake and Josh Go Hollywood," "Strangers with Candy," "Gilmore Girls," "Criminal Minds," "Judging Amy," "Dragnet," and has appeared in the films "Van Wilder," "Men Who Stare at Goats," and "Dahmer," among many others. He has worked along side acclaimed actors Jeremy Renner, Ryan Reynolds, Amy Sedaris, and countless others. Through his popular classes in NYC, and LA, Matt has been helping actors to break into the business for years. His clients have gone on to appear on "Royal Pains," "Gossip Girl," "How I Met Your Mother," "Boardwalk Empire," and "Revolution," to name a few. Inspired by his students questions, and frustrations on their journey into acting, Matt wanted to provide for his students, and other beginning actors like them, a practical, no BS guide to the business of acting.

Cambridge First Certificate in English 1. Student's Book with Answers

5 ' I know I got several answers wrong in this exercise , ' Hannah said . ... What
are the advantages and disadvantages of working as an actor ? ... The curtains
open in the theatre as a group of young actors make their way on to the stage .

Author : University ESOL Examinations

Release : 2009

Publisher : Ernst Klett Sprachen

ISBN : 9783125342439

File Size : 40.59 MB

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Complete First Student's Book without Answers with CD-ROM

1 You will read a newspaper article about five actors at the beginning of their
careers. Before you read, discuss this question in pairs. • What are the
advantages and disadvantages of working as an actor? 2 Read questions 1–10
and underline ...

Author : Guy Brook-Hart

Release : 2014-01-23

Publisher : Cambridge University Press

ISBN : 1107633907

File Size : 53.74 MB

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This pack consists of the Student's Book and Workbook without answers, providing all the student's material in one place. The Student's Book fully prepares students to tackle each part of every exam paper. Grammar and vocabulary exercises train students to avoid common mistakes. The CD-ROM supports mixed ability focusing on students' own particular areas of difficulty. The Workbook consolidates and extends the language covered in the Student's Book and includes an Audio CD. Class Audio CDs, available separately, contain the recordings for the listening exercises in the Student's Book. A full practice test is available online for teachers to access.

Acting: Make It Your Business

How to Avoid Mistakes and Achieve Success as a Working Actor Paul Russell. B.
Ex.: The pool (noun) is cold (adjective). C. Write adjectives that first come to mind.
D. The answers must come from you and no other source! You must complete ...

Author : Paul Russell

Release : 2020-10-15

Publisher : Routledge

ISBN : 1351382047

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In ACTING: Make It Your Business, Second Edition, award-winning casting director Paul Russell puts the power to land jobs and thrive in any medium—stage, film, television, or the Internet—directly into the hands of the actor. This blunt and practical guide offers a wealth of advice on auditioning, marketing, and networking, combining traditional techniques with those best suited for the digital age. Well-known actors and powerful agents and managers make cameos throughout, offering newcomers and working professionals alike a clear-eyed, uncensored perspective on survival and advancement within the entertainment industry. This second edition has been updated and expanded to include the following: More stars of screen and stage sharing acting career strategies Digital audition techniques for screen and stage, including how best to self-tape New tools to master modern marketing, both digital and traditional with innovation Expanded actor resource listings Additional bicoastal talent agents and managers spilling secrets for obtaining representation, and tips for successful actor-to-representation partnerships New insights on audition techniques An excellent resource for career actors, beginning and amateur actors, as well as students in Acting I and II, Auditions, and Business of Acting courses, ACTING: Make It Your Business provides readers with invaluable tools to build a successful, long-lasting acting career.

How to Be a Working Actor, 5th Edition

Your call is an interruption. They will call you if they are interested. If you feel that
you must call, you'll be lucky if someone answers the phone. Know what you
want to say. Don't stammer or apologize. This is when your memorized one-
minute ...

Author : Mari Lyn Henry

Release : 2010-07-07

Publisher : Back Stage Books

ISBN : 9780307875372

File Size : 86.71 MB

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The celebrated survival guide for the working actor - now completely updated and expanded with a foreword by Tony award-winning actor Joe Mantegna! Renowned for more than two decades as the most comprehensive resource for actors, How to Be a Working Actor is a must-read for achieving success in The Business. Now this "Bible of the Biz" has been completely revised and greatly expanded to address new markets, ever-changing opportunities, and the many new ways today's actors find work. Talent manager, teacher, and career coach Mari Lyn Henry and actress, author, and spokeswoman Lynne Rogers combine their extensive skills and years of experience to cover all the essentials of how to market yourself, land roles, and manage a successful career. They also include expert advice from scores of other industry experts - well-known actors, agents, managers, casting directors, and teachers. How to Be a Working Actor is loaded with advice on how to: - put together a professional wardrobe - get a head shot that brings out the real you - create a resume that really works - find the training to develop your talents - communicate effectively with agents and managers - use the internet to promote your business and explore new opportunities - get the most value out of union membership - excel at auditions and screen tests - discover how to get work in regional markets - cope with success How to Be a Working Actor takes a no-nonsense approach to the whole business of being a working actor, with detailed information on how to live on a budget in New York and Los Angeles, what the acting jobs are and what they pay, even how to find a survival strategy that will augment your career. And an extensive section on script analysis shows you how to investigate the depth of a character to create a memorable audition for roles in theatre, film, and television. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Actors Take Action

In Actors Take Action, Brian O'Neil provides the most in-depth guidelines ever published for helping the actor find an agent.

Author : Brian O'Neil

Release : 1996

Publisher : Heinemann Drama


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In Actors Take Action, Brian O'Neil provides the most in-depth guidelines ever published for helping the actor find an agent. This highly anticipated sequel to the best-selling Acting As a Business contains new ways to get auditions for productions most likely to attract industry attention, a step-by-step guide to making all-important follow-up telephone calls, the value of paid agent and casting director seminars, more ways to find work on daytime soap operas, tips for "pigeonholed" musical performers on how to change industry perceptions of them, and instruction in the art of effective business correspondence. Actors Take Action demonstrates specific, effective ways to create career-advancing opportunities.

A Film Actor's Technique

Asking and answering the five questions is difficult when you first try it. Perhaps I
should even say ... It's very common for me to spend two or three hours working
out the answers on my first pass at the material. I then usually put it aside for a ...

Author : James A. Baffico

Release : 2012-02-01

Publisher : Trafford Publishing

ISBN : 1466905174

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A comprehensive step-by-step how-to guide for the beginner movie actor.

Directing - a Handbook for Emerging Theatre Directors

This practical guide for emerging theatre directors answers all the key questions from the very beginning of your career to key stages as you establish your credentials and get professionally recognized.

Author : Rob Swain

Release : 2011-09-29

Publisher : A&C Black

ISBN : 1408156628

File Size : 90.39 MB

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The theatre director is one of the most critical roles in a successful drama company, yet there are no formal qualifications required for entry into this profession. This practical guide for emerging theatre directors answers all the key questions from the very beginning of your career to key stages as you establish your credentials and get professionally recognized. It analyzes the director's role through relationships with the actors, author, designer, production manager and creative teams and provides vital advice for "on-the-job" situations where professional experience is invaluable. The book also provides an overview of the many approaches to acting methodology without focusing on any in particular to allow the director to develop their own unique methods of working with any actor's style. Each chapter includes these key features: * Introduces important theories, identifies practitioners and provides key reading to provide an overview of historic and current practice. * Interviews with leading practitioners and emerging directors. * Suggested exercises to develop the director's own approach and practical skills.

The Rhythm of Space and the Sound of Time

This book is for practitioners as well as students of the theatre.

Author : Cynthia Ashperger

Release : 2008-01

Publisher : Rodopi

ISBN : 9042023872

File Size : 43.46 MB

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The Rhythm of Space and the Sound of Time examines the place of Chekhov's Technique in contemporary acting pedagogy and practice. Cynthia Ashperger answers the questions: What are the reasons behind the technique's current resurgence? How has this cohesive and holistic training been brought into today's mainstream acting training? What separates this technique from the other currently popular methods?Ashperger offers an analysis of the complex philosophical influences that shaped Chekhov's ideas about this psycho-physical approach to acting. Chekhov's five guiding principles are introduced to demonstrate how eastern ideas and practices have been integrated into this western technique and how they have continued to develop on both theoretical and practical levels in contemporary pedagogy, thereby rendering it intercultural. The volume also focuses on the work of several contemporary teachers of the technique associated with Michael Chekhov International Association (MICHA). Current teacher training is described as well as the different modes of hybridization of Chekhov's technique with other current methods.Contemporary practical experiments and some fifty exercises at both beginner and intermediate/advanced levels are presented through analysis, examples, student journals and case studies, delineating the sequences in which units are taught and specifying the exercises that differ from those in Chekhov's original writing. This book is for practitioners as well as students of the theatre.

Book the Fucking Job!

As the follow-up to his best-selling At Left Brain Turn Right and Alphabet Soup for Grown-Ups, Book The F*cking Job is fast becoming the how-to manual for working actors all over the world.

Author : Anthony Meindl

Release : 2016-01-08

Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN : 9781977521408

File Size : 48.94 MB

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As the follow-up to his best-selling At Left Brain Turn Right and Alphabet Soup for Grown-Ups, Book The F*cking Job is fast becoming the how-to manual for working actors all over the world. To Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Anthony Meindl's Actor Workshop, we created a variety colorful covers for the re-issue of Book The Fucking Job! Pick the color that fits your mood! For over 20 years, top Acting Coach Anthony Meindl has been demonstrating his unique approach to modern acting training to thousands of actors worldwide. The demands for today's actors have changed and with it have emerged many new breakthroughs in understanding creativity. From science to the power of the moment; from consciousness and mindfulness meditation to the art of the "f*ck it," Mr. Meindl describes how you can let go of your control of how you think a scene should be and instead let something much more powerful and creative happen for you. Discover the exciting possibilities that await you in your creative journey when you learn the science of surrender. Find answers to your questions about technique, the business, and life in Book The F*cking Job! A new guide for the next generation of artists.

Working a Scene

Questions and Answers extension of the circumstances given by the playwright .
Finding the Intentions and the Obstacles Exploring a scene means discovering
within it a series of physical and verbal actions that the actor will perform in ...

Author : Charles McGaw

Release : 1977

Publisher :


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Screen Actor

I ' ve been a member of SAG since 1961 and a full time working actor since 1968
, I ' ve been lucky because I have not always had to work for the “ base wage ”
and I ' ve been for a merger ... Too many questions , not enough answers .
Merger ...

Author :

Release : 1998

Publisher :


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The Voice Book

the actors working out background and relationships, improvising where
necessary, and so move gradually towards a definition of the action. They will ...
And intheend the action will be the sum of answers to these andother such

Author : Michael McCallion

Release : 2013-09-13

Publisher : Routledge

ISBN : 1135862052

File Size : 57.23 MB

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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

A Primer of Clinical Psychiatry

Students may find that this is best achieved by working in pairs, because every
role-play scenario requires two participants: ... After the role-play is finished, both
the candidate and the actor should read the model answer and refer back to the ...

Author : David Castle

Release : 2013-04-26

Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN : 0729581578

File Size : 50.41 MB

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The second edition of A Primer of Clinical Psychiatry provides a broad overview of the major topics in psychiatry and provides the clinical skills necessary for competent clinical practice. It also includes an up-to-date overview of the scientific literature behind this fascinating and challenging medical discipline. This book covers in detail the psychiatric interview, the mental state examination, and clinical investigations relevant to psychiatry. All of the major syndromes of psychiatry are addressed including schizophrenia, depressive disorders, bipolar disorder, anxiety, post-traumatic disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, eating disorders, somatoform disorders and personality disorders and cover epidemiology, aetiology and clinical aspects, and discussion of specific treatment approaches. A separate section reviews biological and psychosocial aspects of treatment in psychiatry, with worked case examples. A chapter on psychiatric emergencies is included in this section. Discrete chapters cover specialist areas such as child and adolescent psychiatry, old age psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, dual disability and substance use disorders. Enhancing each chapter is a case-based role-play scenario, complete with model answers. Each scenario is set out to model modern pedagogical theory, with roles, setting, tasks, and model answers all articulated and cross-referenced to the core text. Readers can adopt various roles within the scenarios, including that of the doctor (general practice registrars, interns, and residents), allied health staff, or patients themselves and their relatives. The scenarios cover everything from basic skills such as taking a history or describing a disorder, to more advanced problems, such as working with the hostile family and assessing risk in the emergency setting. This case-based role-play approach is ideal for those preparing for psychiatry Observed Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs). A Primer of Clinical Psychiatry 2nd edition aims to introduce the pertinent facts of clinical psychiatry to medical students and students of mental health disciplines. It will also be a useful resource for established clinicians, including GPs and the more advanced psychiatric trainee or mental health professional. • Case-based scenarios provide a practical application of theory in real life and are ideal for OSCE preparation. • Drug dosages prescribed for biological treatment of psychiatric diseases add to the clinical aspect of the book • New chapters on the history of psychiatry and ethics in psychiatry have been added to this edition. • The section “How to use this book helps the reader navigate the book effectively and efficiently.

Objective First For Schools Practice Test Booklet with Answers and Audio CD

... look at Part Two. [PAUSE] [tone] Michelle:I'm a film extra, which means I'm an
actor who plays minor roles in films. ... The weather can be boiling hot or sub—
zero so if you're working outside you just have to put up with it. If you're thinking of

Author : Helen Chilton

Release : 2011-09-15

Publisher : Cambridge University Press

ISBN : 1107648912

File Size : 30.43 MB

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Third edition of the best-selling Cambridge English: First (FCE) course.

The Stages of Acting

I can ' t give you the right answer or tell you whether or not you should try to
become an actor . I can , however , give you a sort of generalized answer that ,
while not a right answer , seems to hold a kernel of truth for many of the working
actors I ...

Author : Mack Owen

Release : 1992

Publisher : Harpercollins College Division


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The Actor as Storyteller

They argue that he cameto believe he alone possessed the answers to all acting
questions. ... students had been working onascene from the play Allthe Way
Homeby Tad Mosel inwhich their characters waited for confirmationofthe death of

Author : Bruce Miller

Release : 2012-01-01

Publisher : Limelight Editions

ISBN : 1458471535

File Size : 82.41 MB

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(Book). The Actor as Storyteller is intended for serious beginning actors. It opens with an overview, explaining the differences between theater and its hybrid mediums, the part an actor plays in each of those mediums. It moves on to the acting craft itself, with a special emphasis on analysis and choice-making, introducing the concept of the actor as storyteller, then presents the specific tools an actor works with. Next, it details the process an actor can use to prepare for scene work and rehearsals, complete with a working plan for using the tools discussed. The book concludes with a discussion of mental preparation, suggestions for auditioning, a process for rehearsing a play, and an overview of the realities of show business. Included in this updated edition are: A detailed examination of script analysis of the overall play and of individual scenes; A sample of an actor's script, filled with useful script notations; Two new short plays, one written especially for this text; Updated references, lists of plays, and recommended further reading

A Successful Acting Career Guide

This book is the secret to a successful acting career in developing Africa.

Author : Chuma Mmeka

Release : 2016-01-01

Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN : 9781522929307

File Size : 32.70 MB

Format : PDF, Kindle

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This book is the secret to a successful acting career in developing Africa. It provides useful information and options to serve as a valid reference point for anyone seriously interested in professional acting. The book answers the critical questions of beginners regarding the field and describes the real working life of actors and actresses. The guide gives a rundown of the salient skills one must develop, list of steps and marketing resources to help send users right to the top in the highly competitive environment. The book further contains an Actor's Dictionary to help educate actors and other professionals on common industry terminologies.