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Product Details

  • Series: Opportunities In...Series
  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (March 21, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071438459
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071438452
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.5 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,064,872 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Your passport to a successful and rewarding career

Are you looking for the latest information to open the door to the career of your dreams? The nation's largest career books series, McGraw-Hill’s Opportunities in . . . series gives you the inside scoop on more than 100 professions as well as on all the essential aspects of your potential career, no matter how specialized the field. From the latest training requirements to current salary statistics to the lowdown on life on the job, each book is packed with comprehensive, up-to-date information to help you confidently pursue the profession that's right for you!

In this revised edition of Opportunities in Acting Careers, you'll find:

  • Tips on determining if you have the temperament for the ups and downs an acting career often brings
  • Overview of the various avenues actors can take, from regional theater to radio and TV
  • Close look at the state of the acting industry, job opportunities, and earning potential
  • Valuable information on joining a union and finding an agent
  • Realistic descriptions of everyday life as an actor from those already in the business
  • Thorough listing of acting schools, colleges, universities, and related organizations in the U.S and Canada

Perfect for anyone from high-school students to career changers, this comprehensive, no-nonsense guide takes the stress out of launching a career that’s both satisfying and financially rewarding. Here you'll find ample expert advice to make an informed, intelligent choice about your career--and your future.

About the Author

Dick Moore has been in the acting profession since he was an infant. He has appeared in more than 100 movies, including the screen classics Oliver Twist, Sergeant York, The Life of Louis Pasteur, and Heaven Can Wait. During his long and distinguished career he has acted, directed, written and produced in the genres of film, radio, TV, and stage. He is currently president of a New York public relations firm.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jessica on November 30, 2012
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I bought this book after taking it out from my local library and decided I wanted it in my library. It gives you great tips on acting and what to do when you're still at the beginning.
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Yes Yes. This book gives the reader advice and sound knowledge of the acting business. If you want help in getting into the acting business, then I suggest that you get this book and read it throughout. It gives you the advice on what is truly expected of you. Please get this book and read it thoroughly. It will help you out.
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