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by Brian O'Neill

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ISBN:
0435086235
Author:
Brian O'Neill
Category:
Performing Arts
Language:
English
Publisher:
Heinemann Drama (May 3, 1993)
Pages:
116 pages
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4.7
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Brian is the founder of Acting as a Business, a one-on-one career-consultation and career-coaching . Great insight to the business side of the industry. O'neill writes about what he knows and gives examples to prove it. It definitely inspired me to keep plugging away.

Brian is the founder of Acting as a Business, a one-on-one career-consultation and career-coaching service for actors. He lives in New York City and is a frequent guest-lecturer at some of the nation's finest acting-training programs including The Yale School of Drama and The Juilliard School. ww. ctingasabusiness.

With Acting as a Business, Brian O'Neil changed the way actors viewed their field and their careers by providing them with clear-cut guidelines on how to approach acting as a business

With Acting as a Business, Brian O'Neil changed the way actors viewed their field and their careers by providing them with clear-cut guidelines on how to approach acting as a business. Any number of books preached persistence, but O'Neil was the first writer who actually told actors how to be persistent. The book is such a vital resource that it won a spot on Entertainment Weekly's exclusive list of Industry Bibles

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Since its original publication, Acting as a Business has earned a reputation as an indispensable tool for working and aspiring actors.

Acting As a Business is now considered such a vital resource that it recently won a spot on Entertainment Weekly Magazine's exclusive list of Top Ten "Show-Biz Industry Bibles. Brian is also the author of the book Actors Take Action: A Career Guide for the Competitive Actor

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Acting as a Business: Strategies for Success by. .Avoiding the usual advice about persistence and luck, Brian O'Neil provides clear-cut guidelines that will give actors a solid kwledge of the business behind their art.

Avoiding the usual advice about persistence and luck, Brian O'Neil provides clear-cut guidelines that will give actors a solid kwledge of the business behind their art.

Acting as a business: strategies for success. ISBN 9780435086237 (978-0-435-08623-7) Softcover, Heinemann Drama, 1993. Find signed collectible books: 'ACTING AS A BUSINESS: STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS'. Coauthors & Alternates. Avoiding the usual advice about persistence and luck, Brian O?Neil provides clear-cut guidelines that will give actors a solid knowledge of the business behind their art. It?s packed with practical information?on everything from what to say in a cover letter to where to stand when performing in an agent?s office?including

An essential handbook for actorsâ?a modern classicâ?in a newly updated edition.Since its original publication, Acting as a Business has earned a reputation as an indispensable tool for working and aspiring actors. Avoiding the usual advice about persistence and luck, Brian Oâ?Neil provides clear-cut guidelines that will give actors a solid knowledge of the business behind their art. Itâ?s packed with practical informationâ?on everything from what to say in a cover letter to where to stand when performing in agentâ?s officeâ?including:â?¢How to craft a winning theatrical résuméâ?¢The most effective ways to join the performerâ?s unionsâ?¢Tactics for getting an agentâ?¢Strategies for finding work in the theater, on daytime television, and in independent filmsâ?¢Navigating the different customs and cultures of New York and Los AngelesOâ?Neil has updated Acting as a Business to keep up with the latest show-business trends, including how best to use the Internet, making this new edition no actor should be without.
  • Bele
It's a cliche, but it's really tough to make a living acting. There I said it. Now that the obvious is out of the way, let me say that Brian O'Neil's book will help you take a machete to the thickened forest that is the acting world. A professor once told me that Hollywood was the blending of art and commerce and, although not everyone who wishes to act goes to Hollywood, they would do well to heed that advice. Brian O'Neil makes a strong case for marketing and selling yourself, and creating targets to Casting Directors and Agents to see your work.

What they never teach you in Theater School, is how to make a living as an actor. This book will do just that. I find O'Neil's book to be straight forward and direct, unlike other acting books that ramble on with too many anecdotes from any actor who just puts their two cents in. (I'm aware that I may be accused of being just that kind of actor by writing this review.) The book is novel in the fact that it shows you how to take your "craft" and construct solid business skills so that you can take control of what you can control in this business.

Highly recommended.
  • Khiceog
If you want to give youself the best chance at getting work as an actor than you need to try and get auditions for projects prior to the casting process and the release of breakdowns. Once a project is listed in Backstage, Actorsaccess, or the Breakdown service, than the casting director will receive hundreds of submissions and you will be lost in the shuffle if you do not have good representation, which most actors don't have. This book tells you where this information is. This information allows you to seek out auditions for projects that are in the planning stages instead of waiting around for somebody else to hold an audition. This gives you more control and allows you to be proactive instead of reactive. Which in turn gives you added peace of mind and makes it easier to persist. For some unknown reason, other acting business books do not include this information. This is why this book is so successful. It has information the other books don't have and so people keep buying it.

The information given in this book is only of value if you actually do what it says. It's not something you can do in a month. It will take time and a ton of discipline but, if you really want to become an actor this book gives you real information that will increase you chances of success.
  • Xaluenk
I've not read this book, I purchased it as a high school graduation gift for a young friend from my local community theater. He read it, said he got some good stuff out of it, and went on to be employed ever since in PAYING acting jobs--in the Midwest!

All I can say is, this book must provide some pretty good advice, though talent and hard work are no small parts of any degree of success.
  • Chinon
A lot changes when you are making the transition from acting as a hobby to money making hobby and then on to trying to make it into a business and Bryan explains a lot of that here and has years of valuable experience in this competitive and challenging often difficult but fun business.
  • Nicearad
You might have studied years at the yale school of drama and received your masters from the new school in NYC, but unless you know about the BIZ side of show BUSINESS and will be a great actor lost in a sea of great actors. This book is a start and a must read. It enlightens you to the other half of the story that more and more dramatic conservatories are leaving out of the curriculum. Be light years ahead of the rest by completing this short read.
  • Ramsey`s
The book was fantastic and super helpful. Great insight to the business side of the industry. O'neill writes about what he knows and gives examples to prove it. It definitely inspired me to keep plugging away.
  • VariesWent
This book was recommended by the head of an MFA program in the grad school we are looking at. He was right. EXCELLENT book.
Awesome! An honest and realistic look at what to expect as an actor. This book really gave me the confidence to go out there and be smart about my career! I believe that it is because of Brian's tips that my manager signed me.