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Author Bishop, Nancy, author

Title Secrets from the casting couch : on camera strategies for actors from a casting director / Nancy Bishop ; illustrations by Bonnie Glover
Published London, England ; New York, New York : Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2009


Description 1 online resource (223 pages) : illustrations
Contents Cover; Table of contents; Acknowledgements; Preface; Introduction; Part 1 Success strategies for casting; 1 Enjoy casting; 2 Prepare; 3 Make choices; 4 Act and react in the moment; 5 Play in the eyes; 6 Possess an inner monologue; 7 Commit to the scene -- not the lines in the scene; 8 Stake a claim, take a risk; 9 Tell the story; 10 Listen; 11 Wag your tail; Part 2 The nuts and bolts of casting; 12 FAQs about auditioning and casting; 13 FAQs about casting directors, agents and managers; Part 3 Marketing: the tools of the trade; 14 Archetypes for actor branding; 15 Headshots; 16 CV or resume
17 Showreel or demo reel18 How to prepare a self audition; 19 Internet casting and marketing; Part 4 Perspectives from the other side of the looking glass; 20 The casting director is on your side; 21 Showbiz ain't fair; 22 Perspectives from casting directors around the world; Part 5 Practical exercises; Your camera and you; Exercise 1. Warm up; Exercise 2. Blank scenes; Exercise 3. Listening and the inner monologue; Exercise 4. 'Over there!' -- Playing with the eyes; Exercise 5. Playing the objective; Exercise 6. Strategies; Exercise 7. 'Get out of the chair'; Exercise 8. Cold reading
Exercise 9. Telling a storyPart 6 Scene analysis; 1. The Bourne Identity; 2. Anne Frank; 3. Alien Vs. Predator; 4. Euro Trip; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y
Summary ""Any actor who is serious about his or her career should read this book"" Matthew Stillman, Producer: Casino Royale, Wanted, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. ""As a director, casting a movie can be a terrifying process. Put the wrong actor in your project and you''re sunk. How do you find the right person? ... if you''re working with Nancy Bishop you know you''re in good, accomplished hands, whether you''re a director or an actor. "" Neil Burger, Director of The Illusionist Why is it that so many good actors don''t perform well at castings? Secrets from the Casting Couch giv
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed May 11, 2014)
Subject Motion pictures -- Casting.
Acting -- Auditions.
Acting techniques.
Acting -- Auditions.
Motion pictures -- Casting.
Form Electronic book
Author Glover, Bonnie, illustrator
ISBN 9781408143902