Act Now!: A Step-By-Step Guide on How to Become a Working Actor-Peter Jazwinski

  • Title: Act Now!: A Step-By-Step Guide on How to Become a Working Actor
  • Author: Peter Jazwinski
  • Released: 2003-09-23
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  • Pages: 288
  • ISBN: 1400048621
  • ISBN13: 978-1400048625
  • ASIN: 1400048621

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From Publishers Weekly Anyone can tell you that becoming an actor is a long, hard road. But Jazwinski, who runs the acting Web site MyActingAgent.com, insists "you can make it." In this chatty, uplifting guide, he explains how to get your acting career off the ground in an eight-step approach, from taking acting tests and learning how to act, to finding auditions, contacting agents and networking. His book is realistic and motivating, counseling "the only way you fail is by not trying" and advising readers to have a daily goal. Unorthodox suggestions abound, on finding an acting class (avoid six-week courses; ongoing workshops are better), places to gain experience (try the local church or a reality television show), fostering relationships (talk to people at acting classes and filmmaking schools) and more. This is not a book on perfecting the art of acting, so neophytes and those unfamiliar with the industry would do well to pick it up.
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From the Inside Flap So, you want to be an actor . . . but you have no idea how to get started. In the pages of Act Now!, you?ll find a step-by-step process to show you not only how to get started, but also how to become a working actor. It will take time and commitment, but if you follow these steps you will find success. Author and acting teacher Peter Jazwinski explains every aspect of becoming an actor from start to finish. You?ll learn about:

? Improving Your Acting Skills
? How Actors Get Cast
? Finding Auditions on Your Own
? Working with an Agent or Manager?and What the Difference Is
? The Importance of Networking
? And More!

A frank and encouraging game plan for success, Act Now! will empower those who have the drive to stop dreaming and start making a living?as an actor. pdf