- Paperback: 300 pages
- Publisher: Sweden Pr; 2 edition (June 5, 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1878355112
- ISBN-13: 978-1878355119
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,984,335 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I wish I had had the advantage of this book when I was beginning to direct. It's filled with information and written in a bright and accessible style. It should help an aspiring director capture a job or two. -- Gene Reynolds, President, Directors Guild of America
K explores practical and tactical questions eloquently and with a keen eye. This book is a smart purchase for anyone considering pursuing or maintaining a career in directing. -- Roger Corman, Producer/Director, Concorde, New Horizons Corp.
About the Author
K Callan has had a career as an actress spanning three decades. Her career as an author began in 1986 with the publication of her first book, An Actor's Workbook (now called The Los Angeles Agent Book and in its sixth edition). Her collection of Callan Career Books includes books for actors, writers and directors. She is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as well as the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and a past board member of the Screen Actors Guild. She lives and works in Los Angeles.
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If you're interested in the subject and have read a couple of books on "breaking in" to the business in Hollywood, Directing Your Directing Career will offer very little new insight. If you're interested in the subject and HAVEN'T read any books on it, Hollywood 101 is the best of the genre. Skip this one.
You can glean some good tips from the quotations, though, and sometimes they are mildly entertaining. Two stars for the work involved in all of the interviews.
But be warned. By page 100 you'll want to throw your wrist on the kitchen table and open a vein. The author takes great care in taking excerpts from interviews with directors and applying the most negative and unispirational examples possible. Her basic message is "You're a loser and you'll always be a loser unless you take a vow of poverty and say just the right thing to just the right person at just the right time". What a load of hooey!
If I had known the author isn't even a director I may have reconsidered my purchase. I'm not a whiner by nature nor do I need to be handled with kid gloves. The book does contain some helpful information, but the delivery of this info is so sadistic that I finally put it down at page 134. Maybe actresses should stick to writing books on acting.