The Actor´s Career Bible:Auditioning, Networking, Survival and Success. 1. Auflage Rob Ostlere
The Camera Smart Actor: A Career Development Book: Richard Brestoff
There comes a time in every one´s life when he feels he was born to be an actor. Something within him tells him that he is the coming man, and that one day he will electrify the world. Then he burns with a desire to show them how the thing´s done, and to draw a salary of three hundred a week....´´ This audiobook is a faithful reproduction of one of Jerome K Jerome´s first successes, a humorous autobiographical look at his early career in the theatre, published in 1885. The modest success of this book opened the door to further plays and essays, leading on to Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow in the following year.Jerome K Jerome (2 May 1859 - 14 June 1927) was an English writer and humorist, best known for the humorous travelogue Three Men in a Boat. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Philip Bird. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/summ/000187/bk_summ_000187_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Philip Carlson was the first agent to sign Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Billy Crudup, Liev Schreiber, Claire Danes, Idris Elba, Kyra Sedgwick, Adrien Grenier, and Paul Giamatti. He has represented Viola Davis, Kathy Bates, Brian Dennehy, and W.H. Macy among many and gifted others. He shares his practical trade secrets in this extraordinarily comprehensive guide on how to get into show business. Topics include: The schools The business Showcases Casting directors Agents Auditions Which coast? Producers Staying real Negotiating 101 Where do I fit? Movies TV: Where the real money is (these days) And more! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Philip Carlson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/082442/bk_acx0_082442_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
. For actors, demo reel editors, and video editors who want to learn about producing demo reels. As an actor and demo reel editor, I have a perspective of the actor´s needs as well as skills offered by editors, including techniques most actors aren´t aware of. But by knowing demo reel guidelines plus technical aspects, actors can manage their demo reels and control their marketing branding images. Actors: Learn how to save money and spend it wisely. Learn how to produce your demo reel from beginning to end and maximize the punch-per-second for busy casting directors. Learn how to work with an editor and what enhanced services an editor can offer. Demo reel editors: Learn how to produce demo reels and what´s important to an actor (your customer). Be an asset to the actor´s business to expand your business. Gain a perspective many demo reel editors don´t have. Instead of being an editor who happens to edit demo reels, offer solid demo reel editing services. Learn tips and tricks not typically considered for demo reels, and apply the techniques to make a good demo reel a great demo reel! Some topics covered include: The purpose of a demo reel The intro section Make your demo reel all about you Demo reel length and scene lengths Partial scenes How many scenes? Ordering scenes The closing section Montages Commercial, industrial, or theater (stage) material Monologues Music options The one-minute speed reel Are you ready to have a demo reel? How to get more material What your demo reel is not about Raw footage: the best source material What not to include Preplanning Technical tips and tricks Your demo reel is not your editor´s advertising billboard And more... P 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jay Prichard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/048324/bk_acx0_048324_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Aspiring Actor´s Handbook is written for curious and want-to-be actors, and designed to help them make informed decisions about pursuing an acting career. Veteran actresses Molly Cheek and Debbie Zipp have culled the wit and wisdom of a wide array of successful actors from Dee Wallace to Beth Grant, to bring aspiring and new actors the kind of mentoring perspective so many in the business wish they had had when they were starting out. Listeners will learn from personal stories on getting your foot in the door to being a career actor. Learn what they have to say about auditions; unions; managing finances; dealing with disappointment; what to expect in making a career in show business; and more. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrea Wasik. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/050484/bk_acx0_050484_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Actor´s Business Plan:A Career Guide for the Acting Life. 1. Auflage Jane Drake Brody
Famed and acclaimed for his starring role as Admiral Firmus Piett in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, Ken Colley, who was born in Manchester, England, in 1937, knew from a very early age that he was already an actor. It was not until he had completed his mandatory two years with the National Service in the UK, when he was based in Cyprus during the Suez Crisis, that Ken, in his mid-20s, became an Assistant Stage Manager with a weekly repertory company in Bromley, Kent, England. He stayed with them for three months after which he secured his first role in a television series called Ghost Squad. He then went on to join a group of players called ´´The Living Theatre Company´´ where he stayed for the next 18 months. Ken’s breakthrough into cinema came via Michael Crawford who, having witnessed his professional expertise as an actor, recommended that he play the featuring role of a chauffeur in Michael Winner’s film The Jokers. In The Dance of the Seven Veils, the film director, Ken Russell, had asked Ken to play the role of Hitler, but in a Chaplinesque fashion. The film was being made for television and, when completed, was only aired once because of its outrageous content. During his long acting career, which spans five decades, Ken has worked with many famous actors including Laurence Olivier and John Gielgud; he was also involved with Laurence Olivier’s National Theatre company at the Old Vic in London and the Monty Python team. Ken has appeared in countless television productions, plays, and films such as The Music Lovers, The Devils, Mahler, Lisztomania, Les Miserables, Measure for Measure, Pennies from Heaven, The Life of Brian, Firefox, Mussolini: The Untold Story, The Whistleblower, Casanova, The Rainbow, Inspector Morse, and Midsomer Murders, to name but a few. T 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Colley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rksw/000034/bk_rksw_000034_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.