How To Be A Working Actor
by Mari Lyn Henry & Lynne Rogers
This celebrated survival guide for actors is still considered "the Bible of the
Biz" - the most comprehensive book on the business of acting, informed by an
inside view of how casting decisions are actually made-and it has now been
updated and expanded to cover new on-line ways actors can promote their picture,
rsum and video clips; interviewing and auditioning tips for the new crop of young
actors; enhancing one's image; and finding jobs in emerging markets.
Paperback. 336 pages.
The Camera Smart Actor
by Richard Brestoff
The author discovered on his first day of acting for a TV movie that years of
experience in stage acting and graduate education can be inadequate for the
technical requirements of film acting. He wrote this book in the hopes that other
actors making the transition from stage to film will be better prepared. The goal
here is as much to familiarize the actor with the basics as to develop acting
techniques. Paperback. 239 pages.
Your Film Acting Career: How To Break Into The Movies & TV & Survive In Hollywood
by M. K. Lewis & Rosemary Lewis
M.K. Lewis does a great job of getting you to understand the complexity of trying
to make it in L.A. He gets you thinking about your commitment to acting by giving
you a lot of truthful, upfront information about what it is really like trying to
"survive in Hollywood". Paperback. 320 pages.
The Actor's Encyclopedia of Casting Directors: Conversations With Over 100 Casting Directors On How To Get The Job
by Karen Kondazian
Karen Kondazian's book contains invaluable interviews with many of the
entertainment industry's top casting directors. It's a highly practical,
intelligently written work that will be an asset to any working actor or newcomer
who hopes to find work. The information dispensed in the Q&A format will help you
prepare for any audition, whether it be for the particular casting director
profiled or someone else you may be reading for. Paperback. 475 pages.
How to Audition: For TV, Movies, Commercials, Plays & Musicals
by Gordon Hunt
Now revised to reflect the latest industry trends and realities, this bestselling
guide (60,000 copies sold) offers actors the best, most specific advice for
auditioning. Paperback. 336 pages.
Cold Reading and How to Be Good At It
by Basil Hoffman
According to a lot of casting directors, cold reading is one of the areas that
almost ever actor needs work in. This book is an excellent tool for improving
your cold reading skills. Greatly recommended for any actor. Paperback. 64
Getting the Part: Thirty-Three Professional Casting Directors Tell You How to Get Work in Theater, Films, Commercials, & TV
by Judith Searle
Useful book for tips on auditioning. Informs the reader on how to act and what to
do and not do to get a directors attention. This book is recommended to anyone
and everyone who are looking for an acting job. Paperback.
Hitting Your Mark: What Every Actor Really Needs To Know On A Hollywood Set
by Steve Carlson
A Hollywood set is the most intimidating place in the world when you don't know
what to do, who to ask, or even, where to sit. This book, with an actor's point
of view, will help you hit the set running as a working professional. Chapters
include dealing with the camera, set etiquette, love scenes and more. Paperback.
Audition: Everything an Actor Needs To Know To Get the Part
by Michael Shurtleff & Bob Fosse
What Stanislavsky was to acting, Michael Shurtleff is to auditioning. The
complete book on how to audition for the theatre. Paperback.
An Actor Prepares
by Constantine Stanislavski
So much mystery and veneration surrounds the writings of the great Russian
teacher and director Stanislavski that perhaps the greatest surprise awaiting a
first-time reader of An Actor Prepares is how conversational, commonsensical, and
even at times funny this legendary book is. Paperback. 313 pages.
Respect For Acting
by Uta Hagen
Here's an account of Uta Hagen's own struggle with the techniques of acting and
based on her teachings. It's a book for people who respect (or wish they could)
the theater on both sides of the footlights, for actor and audience who favor
truth in a creative process. Hardcover. 227 pages.