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Acting as a Business: Strategies for Success

Acting as a Business: Strategies for Success

Brian O'Neil

ISBN: 9780307473929

O'Neil updates his indispensable resource to keep up with the latest show-business trends, and helps readers put control of their acting career where it belongs: in their own hands.

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An essential handbook for actors-a modern classic-in a newly updated edition.
Since its original publication, " Acting as a Business" has earned a reputation as an indispensable tool for working and aspiring actors. Avoiding the usual advice about persistence and luck, Brian O'Neil provides clear-cut guidelines that will give actors a solid knowledge of the business behind their art. It's packed with practical information-on everything from what to say in a cover letter to where to stand when performing in agent's office-including:
-How to craft a winning theatrical resume
-The most effective ways to join the performer's unions
-Tactics for getting an agent
-Strategies for finding work in the theater, on daytime television, and in independent films
-Navigating the different customs and cultures of New York and Los Angeles
O'Neil has updated "Acting as a Business" to keep up with the latest show-business trends, including how best to use the Internet, making this new edition no actor should be without.
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