- Paperback: 360 pages
- Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (August 22, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0764554468
- ISBN-13: 978-0764554469
- Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 0.8 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 38 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #394,618 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Breaking Into Acting For Dummies Paperback – August 22, 2002
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Provides the expert advice you need to get your big break!
Jump-start your career and land that paying part
From preparing for auditions to finding an agent, the acting business is a challenging and competitive field. This indispensable guide is what every aspiring actor needs to get a foot in the door. Discover how to market yourself, choose a dynamic head shot, create a stellar acting resume, join unions, and pay the bills while you pursue your acting dreams.
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Larry Garrison is a producer and has worked as an actor in both film and television. Wallace Wang is a successful stand-up comedian and the author of numerous bestselling For Dummies books.
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I should have gone with my own intuition.
I suppose for someone who has absolutely no idea (an actual "dummy"?) this book does give tips for getting your toe in the door of acting. Unfortunately, some of the links provided - one for a community theatre organization, and one for an improv organization - are both "dead" links.
This is a very old edition that apparently(?) has not been revised, but maybe the links are the only part that suffers.
At any rate, no, I would not buy this book again. Nor would I suggest it to anyone else. No reason to pay good money when the best suggestions are "show up on time", "act like a professional", and "work hard". Even "dummies" already know this(?)
This book does *not* teach you how to act. That is not the intent. Rather it teaches you about the business of acting - covering film, theatre, extra work, and even things like money and life management as an actor.