- Paperback: 154 pages
- Publisher: Bettie Youngs Books (February 14, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1940784123
- ISBN-13: 978-1940784120
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,653,698 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Aspiring Actor's Handbook: What Seasoned Actor's Wished They Had Known Paperback – February 14, 2014
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The Aspiring Actor's Handbook tells what it takes to live the life of an actor. Be prepared. Read the book and enjoy the journey. --Bryan Cranston, star of "Breaking Bad"
This book is full of wisdom, humor and real world advice. --Donald Petrie: Director, Miss Congeniality; How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days; and "Grumpy Old Men"
I wish I had had this advice when I was starting out. --Dee Wallace, starred as "Mom" in Steven Spielberg's E.T. --Dee Wallace, starred as "Mom" in Steven Spielberg s movie, E.T.
The Aspiring Actor's Handbook is full of wisdom, humor and real world advice. --Donald Petrie: Director, Miss Congeniality; How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days; "Grumpy Old Men;" and, "Mystic Pizza
I wish I had had this advice when I was starting out. --Dee Wallace, starred as "Mom" in Steven Spielberg s movie, E.T.
About the Author
Molly Cheek and Debbie Zipp are veteran actresses of film, television and theater.
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They have members in show business write experiences and pointers to help those who want to be successful in their passions.
And passion is the name of the game, along with talent, tenacity, flexibility and most importantly, the willingness to put egos aside and learn the realities of "show business".
Take ego out of the equation--insert work ethic and hints to follow your dream. and you gave a dightfully composed book that will actually be used!!!
To be on the boards, TV, or in the movies, you have to toss aside you are an ACTOR, but an actor ready to keep honing your craft and helpful advice what to do while following your dreams.
You study--not only acting; but the arts, music, painting, directing, classes to enlarge your world while waiting to say, "I'm ready for my closeup, Mr. DeMille."
i think of Nia Vardalos, who put a tiny ad in the paper about her one woman show about growing up Greek, only to have fellow Greek Rita Wilson, wife of Tom Hanks, go to see Vardalos' work. The result? My Big Fat Greek Wedding!
While waiting for your big break, you do as much as you can to learn the art of acting, and the ladies along with contributors tell their experiences from classes, auditions, commercials, agents, and their words are sound and put you in their shoes.
Ego goes out, confidence enters. The ability to be open for all opportunities is amazing. A lot of work and stumbles as well as triumphs are covered and their words are sound as they have been there, done that.
You are never too young or too old to learn and to adapt and be who you wish. May not to be famous actors like James Spader or Wilbur Fitzgerald, but the queen or king of voiceovers and commercials, or to learn to follow your instincts and go from there.
This is a Kindle book all of us in the arts NEED to read. Acting is an art, and we never stop learning.
This incredible book is at your fingertips with advice, personal experiences to give you a feel of what you as an actor should know. While these ladies focus on ladies' exleriences, never fear, gents, the works are for all to soak up and apply.
Having acted, been in a short zombie film, and now an author, with a heckuva great fiction on the way, I can relate to the stories I still get thrills when I see a friend in a commercial, or guest star or have a recurring role in series!!!
What a thrill and hard work and a few being at the right places at the right time can do!! Oh and having talent, drive and passion are necessary too!
A great tool to see the reality of the business, this Aspiring Actor's Handbook is a must.
I still dream of being at the Oscars, but winning Best Adaptation from a Book...we all have dreams, and this book hits the target!
Ellen George, author of Children's book, Flutterby, and writing amazing book of fiction.
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Written from many diverse perspectives, this is an insightful guide for everyone who cares about performers, show biz, and the crazy, loving, astonishing people who enrich us all.
Without sugar-coating anything, it gives by example and affirmation, hope that if you feel called to perform that you aren't crazy and there is a way, your own way, to succeed. I think anyone with a passion and a dream (not just actors) would find the book inspirational and heartening. There is plenty of solid, practical advice for actors, but singers, athletes, artists, writers, someone wanting to be a veternarian - anywhere the competition stiff and the work hard, will feel empowered.
Debbie and Molly have written an easy-to-read and comprehend guide with soul-felt encouragement to all of us. To their credit, there is nothing grating, condescending or patronizing in tone or fact. If you know someone in need of a little positiveness, someone graduating school, or just launching themselves into the wide world, this book would be a blessing as a gift, even to yourself.