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Actor's Workbook, The: How to Become a Working Actor, 1st edition

  • Valorie Hubbard
  • Lea Tolub Brandenburg

Published by Pearson (February 8th 2020) - Copyright © 2009

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Overview

The Actor’s Workbook helps the reader transition from being an acting student to becoming a working professional in a practical, motivating, and straight forward manner. After reading and completing the various workbook exercises of The Actor's Workbook, readers will have a personalized marketing plan, business model, and resources for finding work as a new actor.  Written in an up-beat and conversational tone by experienced actors and acting teachers, this workbook provides clear and direct answers to questions about finding work as new professional while enabling educators to create their curriculum with ease.

Table of contents

Introduction

 

Chapter 1: Getting Started as an Actor

The Business of Acting and You

You are Responsible for Your Own Career

Opening Your Acting Business

Day To Day Operations of Your Business

Advice You Can Use in Your Business

Have a Business Plan

                       

Chapter 2: Branding

How Do You Start to Create Your Brand

 

Chapter 3: Tools of the Trade: What You'll Need to Start

Pictures

Resumes

Letter Writing

 

Chapter 4: More Tools of the Trade: Taking It to the Next Level

Postcards and Stationary

Demo Reels

Cold Calling

Intuition

Monologues

The Interview

Slate and Audition/Interview Behavior

Casting Director Workshops

Web Sites

 

Chapter 5: Your Team

Agents

Managers

Acting Coaches

Attorneys and Accountants

Business Coaches

Hairstylists, Make-up Artists, Massage Therapists, etc.

 

Chapter 6: Goal Setting: The Plan

The Plan

Creating Your Plan: Designing Your Action Steps

 

Chapter 7: Putting the Plan into Action

Tracking Your Progress

Accountability

 

Chapter 8: Staying Afloat

Career Evaluation Form

 

Appendix

Notes

 

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