On with the Show

Author: Sheri L. M. Bestor
Publisher: Teacher Ideas Press
ISBN: 9781594690020
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Don't waste a minute of precious rehearsal time Divided into two parts, the Director's Handbook and the Actor's Handbook, On With the Show enables directors and actors to get the most out of rehearsal time at home and on the stage. Providing essential time-saving techniques, worksheets, and samples, this guide allows you to work more effectively and efficiently toward the final production, strengthening your skills as a director while building confidence in your actors onstage. This resource for drama teachers, classroom teachers, and community-theatre leaders allows all to enjoy the thrilling process of putting on a play or musical by providing the tools for cast members to reach their performance goals, and helping directors to be as organized as possible.

The Actor s Business Plan

Author: Jane Drake Brody
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472573706
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Actor's Business Plan is a self-directed practical guide for actors graduating from formal training programs, as well as for those already in the business whose careers need to move ahead more successfully. Using the familiar language of acting training, the book offers a method for the achievement of dreams through a five-year life and career plan giving positive steps to develop a happy life as an actor and as a person. It assists performers to flourish using the same kind of business/career planning that is a necessary part of life for entrepreneurs and business people. This introduction to the acting industry provides essential knowledge not only for how the business actually works, but also describes what casting directors, agents, and managers do, demystifies the role of unions, discusses how much things cost, and offers advice on branding and marketing strategies. It differs from other such handbooks in that it addresses the everyday issues of life, money, and jobs that so frequently destroy an actor's career before it is even begun. While addressing NYC and LA, the guide also gives a regional breakdown for those actors who may wish to begin careers or to settle in other cities. It is loaded with personal stories, and interviews with actors, casting directors, and agents from throughout the US. The Actor's Business Plan is the answer to the common complaint by students that they were not taught how to negotiate the show business world while at school. It is the perfect antidote for this problem and can easily fit into a ten or a thirteen-week class syllabus. Offering support as a personal career coach, empowering the actor to take concrete steps towards their life and career dreams, The Actor's Business Plan: A Career Guide for the Acting Life is a must-have book for actors who are determined to be a part of the professional world .

Casting Revealed

Author: Hester Schell
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1317359178
Format: PDF
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Casting is an essential component of any film or video project, but the core skill-set needed to cast effectively is little understood. Casting Revealed: A Guide for Film Directors is a straightforward manual on the art and craft of casting. Here, director Hester Schell offers her insider perspective on casting workflows, industry standards, finding actors, running auditions, what to look for in a performance, contracts, and making offers. This new edition has been updated with fresh interviews with casting directors, full color head shots, new information about online video submissions, and a companion website featuring forms, contracts, and sample scenes for auditions. Gain a fuller understanding of the misunderstood art and craft of casting actors for film and video production. Learn to find the right actors for any production, run auditions, interview actors, effectively judge performances and video submissions, evaluate suitability for a role, discover what it is you need from an actor, view headshots, draft contracts, make offers, and navigate current industry standards, unions, and procedures. This new edition has been updated to include full color sample head shots, new content on online video submissions, listings of casting wesbites, film resources, and film commissions and a companion website featuring interviews with celebrated casting directors from New York, Portland, Boston and Austin, necessary forms, sign-in sheets, contracts, and sample scenes for auditions.

Running the Show

Author: Liz Gill
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136071253
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Whether it's a crew of two hundred shooting a cast of thousands on horseback, or a crew of twelve filming one person in a room, each and every successful movie production requires a strong First Assistant Director (AD) at its helm. In Running the Show, veteran First AD Liz Gill walks you through the entire filmmaking process through the perspective of the First AD, from pre-production, shoot, wrap, and all in between. This essential guide is the only book that gives you the first hand knowledge to become a successful first assistant director

Thinking Shakespeare

Author: Barry Edelstein
Publisher: Spark Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781411498723
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Thinking Shakespeare gives the actor practical advice about how to make Shakespeare's words feel spontaneous, passionate, and real. Based on Barry Edelstein's twenty-year career directing Shakespeare's plays, this book provides the tools that actors need to fully understand and express the power of Shakespeare's language.

The Hollywood Parents Guide

Author: Bonnie Wallace
Publisher: Hollywood Parents Press
ISBN: 9780986351105
Format: PDF, Docs
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Accurate, experience-tested information on every step needed to give your child the best possible opportunity to make it in Hollywood. Inspiration and resources. Includes interviews with parents of Selena Gomez, Luke Benward, Olivia Holt, Cameron Boyce, Ryan McCartan, and more. Written by Bonnie Wallace, mother of Disney's Dove Cameron.

Playing Shakespeare

Author: John Barton
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0307773914
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Playing Shakespeare is the premier guide to understanding and appreciating the mastery of the world’s greatest playwright. Together with Royal Shakespeare Company actors–among them Patrick Stewart, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Ben Kingsley, and David Suchet–John Barton demonstrates how to adapt Elizabethan theater for the modern stage. The director begins by explicating Shakespeare’s verse and prose, speeches and soliloquies, and naturalistic and heightened language to discover the essence of his characters. In the second section, Barton and the actors explore nuance in Shakespearean theater, from evoking irony and ambiguity and striking the delicate balance of passion and profound intellectual thought, to finding new approaches to playing Shakespeare’s most controversial creation, Shylock, from The Merchant of Venice. A practical and essential guide, Playing Shakespeare will stand for years as the authoritative favorite among actors, scholars, teachers, and students.

Confessions of a Casting Director

Author: Jen Rudin
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062292102
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Confessions of a Casting Director is a must-have for any aspiring actor or stage parent—the definitive guide to breaking into film, television, theater, and even YouTube from longtime casting director and studio executive Jen Rudin. Packed with information that aspiring actors want, her up-to-the-minute expert advice is essential for anyone pursuing an acting career. Jen Rudin demystifies the often intimidating and constantly changing audition process, sharing insider tips on preparing for every type of audition: musical theater, television (including commercials and reality TV), and film to voiceovers, animated movies, and even web series. In this comprehensive guide, Rudin covers everything today’s actor needs to succeed, including finding an agent or manager; using technology to your advantage; the demanding world of child acting; the pros and cons of New York vs. LA; turning a callback into an offer for the role, and much more. Every actor should walk into an audition room feeling confident and prepared, and this book is full of the Dos and Don’ts, sure-fire tricks, and must-have information to help turn rejection into that first big break. Complete with checklists, easy-to-follow game plans, and advice from real actors, agents, and entertainment industry professionals, Confessions of a Casting Director is like having your own private audition coach.

Acting in Film

Author: Michael Caine
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 1476842752
Format: PDF, Mobi
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(Applause Books). A master actor who's appeared in an enormous number of films, starring with everyone from Nicholson to Kermit the Frog, Michael Caine is uniquely qualified to provide his view of making movies. This revised and expanded edition features great photos, with chapters on: Preparation, In Front of the Camera Before You Shoot, The Take, Characters, Directors, On Being a Star, and much more. "Remarkable material ... A treasure ... I'm not going to be looking at performances quite the same way ... FASCINATING!" Gene Siskel

Friendly Enemies

Author: Delia Salvi
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications
ISBN: 9780823079445
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Salvi dissects the actor/director relationship, including actors' needs and fears, problems directors bring to productions, casting and rehearsal procedures, and managing problems on the set.