An extraordinary achievement. This is consummately the film actors bible. -- Society of Speech & Drama Teachers Journal May 2003
Mel Churcher has the distinct advantage of extensive personal experience and has produced a quarry of useful tips and resources. -- Direct: The Magazine of the Directors Guild of Great Britain, Spring 2003
This is now on the required reading list -- London Academy of Music and Drama (LAMDA) 2004
From the Publisher
Having already published Cicely Berry's acclaimed series of books on theatre acting it seemed only natural to turn our attention to film and screen acting, a very different, though connected, discipline. As one of only two film acting coaches listed in the trade directory, Mel Churcher was the perfect candidate to write this insightful guide, to which she brings her expert knowledge of acting for film along with her experience of working with some of the biggest movie stars and directors around. She has worked internationally as a coach for actors and runs regular acting for film workshops. This guide is easy to follow and combines practical exercises with anecdotes of her own and other peoples experiences.