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The Perils of Show Business: Proceed at Your Own Risk (2012)

Charles Grodin , Charles Grodin  |  NR |  DVD
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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The Perils of Show Business: Proceed at Your Own Risk + Gibson's Learn & Master Guitar + Guitar Aerobics: A 52-Week, One-lick-per-day Workout Program for Developing, Improving and Maintaining Guitar Technique
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Product Details

  • Actors: Charles Grodin
  • Directors: Charles Grodin
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Limelight
  • DVD Release Date: August 1, 2012
  • Run Time: 60 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005OGS7B4
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #441,435 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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About the Actor

Charles Grodin has acted in over 40 movies and plays, but is probably best known for Midnight Run, The Heartbreak Kid and the Beethoven movies. He was a commentator for 60 Minutes 2 and hosted his own talk show on CNBC. He is currently a commentator on WCBS Radio in three shows daily, and a playwright.

Product Description

Charles Grodin has created a frank, no-nonsense, no-question-about-it, one-hour video that reveals his personal experience of working his way through the world of acting schools, agent representation, auditions, and the rest of the real-life world that makes up what's called show business. Included is what to really expect from others who offer you acting lessons, writerly advice, and professional representation; and more important, what it all means for a person who wants to get into this line of work. One thing is for sure: Show business isn't for the faint of heart. If you want to be successful, you not only have to really want it, you have to work endless hours, work extremely hard, and love it.

You'll never find any of the information that Grodin has to offer in this program in any other similarly titled work. In many ways, this is an anti-acting method and anti-entertainment business career advice tutorial, all brought to you in Grodin's typical wry, straightforward humorous style.

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars You may already own these... March 12, 2012
By Andrew
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These bonus workshop DVDs already appear in the "Expanded" version of Gibson's Learn & Master Guitar. Check to see that you don't already have them (or haven't already ordered them in a different product) before making your purchase.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very good course April 12, 2014
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When bought with the course it is very good and very well laid out. Steve obviously has a lot of experience and understands were people find difficulty.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great product! January 8, 2014
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great lessons! great teacher! you will learn a lot if you really want to play! at your own pace! thanks!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not a lot new here October 28, 2013
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This is billed as being an addition to the basic course and does have a few new songs and such, but if you have actually completed the basic course, there is not a lot new here. A big disappointment is that the course does not come with a booklet, as the original course does. Instead you get a web address for the booklet suggesting you take it to a local printer to have it printed and bound, at an additional $15.00 or so.
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