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Acting Professionally (8th Edition)

Raw Facts about Careers in Acting

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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...

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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. 

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  • Addresses a wide range of contexts, including acting in New York and Hollywood, as well as in regional theatre
  • Filled with practical advice and pitfalls to avoid, as well as asides from the authors, whose wealth of experience in all aspects of the industry lifts the curtain to reveal its secrets
  • Has been thoroughly updated to cover current practices and the latest developments in a trend-driven, ever-changing industry
  • Includes advice on new ways for actors to keep their profiles up and active using Social Media
  • Covers the impact of on-demand Internet streaming media and the rise in Skype and video chat auditions

1. The Way It Is
2. What you Will Need
3. Your First Decisions
4. Establishing Yourself
5. The Casting Room
6. Other Opportunities.
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Robert Cohen is the founding chair of the drama department at the University of California, Irvine, USA, where he now serves as Clare Trevor Professor of Drama. He is author of the defining text Acting Power, and many other theatre books including Acting One, Advanced Acting, Acting in Shakespeare and Creative Play Direction. In 1999 he received the Career Achievement Award for Education from the Association for Theatre in Higher Education. He is a veteran stage director for Shakespeare festivals in the U.S. and abroad.

James Calleri is President of Calleri Casting, and one of the most prominent casting directors in the USA. His casting credits include Broadway productions of Chicago, 33 Variations, A Raisin...

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Robert Cohen is the founding chair of the drama department at the University of California, Irvine, USA, where he now serves as Clare Trevor Professor of Drama. He is author of the defining text Acting Power, and many other theatre books including Acting One, Advanced Acting, Acting in Shakespeare and Creative Play Direction. In 1999 he received the Career Achievement Award for Education from the Association for Theatre in Higher Education. He is a veteran stage director for Shakespeare festivals in the U.S. and abroad.

James Calleri is President of Calleri Casting, and one of the most prominent casting directors in the USA. His casting credits include Broadway productions of Chicago, 33 Variations, A Raisin in the Sun and The Dead. His TV credits include Lipstick Jungle, Monk, Ed and Hope & Faith. He has been awarded twelve Artios Awards for outstanding achievement in casting and is a member of the Casting Society of America. He is also an Associate Professor of Acting at Columbia University, USA.



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