Roadmap to Stardom: How to Break into Acting in Hollywood Paperback – May 1, 2006
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About the Author
- Item Weight : 1.25 pounds
- Paperback : 340 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0971545138
- ISBN-13 : 978-0971545137
- Product Dimensions : 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
- Publisher : Ameera Publishing (May 1, 2006)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #6,027,511 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Anyone who thinks they can go to Hollywood and based on looks or talent alone start making big bucks will have their illusions shattered. Haffar shows that with perseverance after a year he was a SAG member and making enough to live on - but barely (a little under 10,000 - and much of that went to SAG membership, an agent, and headshots). He also shatters the image that many have of Hollywood being a glamorous, mean place. He illustrates that most people in the business are down to earth and how much of a team effort this work is. Overall this is a fabulous book, written simply and with a sense of humor. I would recommend it to anyone!
The author unfailingly gives sensible advice and imparts relevant information on all areas and steps the beginning actor will face. Frequent insets of quotes by Hollywood insiders and of show business facts work with the text to give the reader a good idea of what the business is really like. In the author's diary covering several months he relates details of specific assignments while at the same time displays his enjoyment in working in the field even with its setbacks. The book is of worth to the aspiring actor for its demonstration of the temperament conducive to success in the demanding, often nerve-wracking field as for its knowledgeable and practical content.
Haffar's book is a reliable map for sure, but also an up-to-date reference with its appendices of resources such as casting agencies and trade publications, its glossary containing many current terms, and its four-page bibliography.
If you are new to acting or have been trying to break through for years, youll learn from "Stardom".
"Stardom" is a fascinating and insighful and exciting read. And here's the connection to his last work "While You Were Out" -both are fun even if you have no intention of following in Mr. Haffar's footsteps by either making a living as a working actor or going round the world in a motorbike.
The closest Ive ever been to the movie world is my local quadraplex but now I feel that I know an industry that is closed to the common man. I don't know what more you can ask from your reading experience.
I literally couldn't put it down (That may be due in part to eating a peanut butter bagel while reading at the breakfast table) Loved it!!!!!!!!!!! kiss kiss.
Better than a table at Spago!