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Author Cohen, Robert, 1938- author

Title Acting professionally : raw facts about careers in acting / Robert Cohen and James Calleri
Edition Eighth edition
Published London : Palgrave Macmillan, 2017


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  792.028 Coh/Apr 2017  AVAILABLE
 MELB  792.028 Coh/Apr 2017  AVAILABLE
Description viii, 235 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Summary This vital resource will steer you through the hugely competitive industry of stage, film and TV acting, offering wise advice on everything from writing an eye-catching résumé to finding an agent. It will give you a clear understanding of how acting careers are built and sustained, and how actors must position themselves in an environment overseen by directors, agents, casting directors and acting unions. Praised for its honest and critical understanding of the industry, the text has retained its status as the leading book in its field since the first edition published in 1972. Acclaimed industry professional authors Robert Cohen and James Calleri offer vast insight and experience as professors, directors, playwrights and casting directors, making the text essential reading for all students and lecturers of Acting at universities, drama schools and conservatories, as well as anyone interested in pursuing and developing their career in acting.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1.The Way It Is -- Acting jobs---and the entertainment industry -- Art and industry -- Developing a mature viewpoint -- Praise -- Here's to you -- 2.What You Will Need -- Talent -- Personality -- Looks and physical "type" -- Training and experience -- University or college training -- Contacts and networking -- Work! -- Attitude, discipline, health, and capacity for psychological adjustment -- Freedom from entanglements and inhibitions -- Good information and advice -- Luck and breaks -- 3.Your First Decisions -- Your goal -- Getting auditioned -- Who are you? -- Your starting medium -- Choosing your home base -- 4.Establishing Yourself -- Getting a job -- Your communications -- Your friends -- Your photographs and resumes -- Your resume -- Reels -- Your website -- Social media -- Breakdowns -- Unions -- Talent representatives -- Your team -- Making the rounds -- 5.The Casting Room -- Introductions -- The audition -- Interviews -- The screen test -- Pilot season -- Some other options -- The job offer -- How much will you make? -- Getting the second job -- 6.Other Opportunities -- Outside the industry -- Appendix -- Where to buy published information -- Libraries -- The two great trade papers for actors -- Two famous trades for producers -- Directories---office listings -- Sites and books where you list -- Schools and academic organizations -- Other important databases, theatre news sources, and actor services
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Acting -- Vocational guidance.
Acting -- Vocational guidance -- United States.
Acting -- Auditions.
Author Calleri, James, author
ISBN 9781137605863