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This book will save you thousands of dollars and many years of struggling, trying to guess what casting directors look for and what makes a great audition.
A significant book on the casting process, told with compassion, wisdom and brutal honesty by a veteran. Reinking shares the secrets of 'The Room,' the pressure-cooker where television and film careers are made, revived, or derailed. A must read for every actor.
Topics included that aren't found in any other book of it's kind:
The Different Styles of Auditioning for Each Type of TV Show and Film
The Demystification of the Audition Process
What is Sex Appeal, and How to Project It
Ten Secrets of Charisma; or What We Are Drawn To
A Cold, Hard Look at Type Casting
Should You Go To College to Study Acting?
What Kind of Working Actor Are You, or Do You Want To Be?
A Special Section for Parents of Gifted Young Actors
Currently being used as a text book at University of Arizona, University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Colorado University, Boulder; Cal State Long Beach, among others . . .
"The book is engaging and an easy read. You gain a fresh and important view from the other side of "The Room." You see what the casting director sees and understand what the producer is looking for from the talent in "The Room." Nearly all aspects of acting are covered from television to film to theater. Even subtle differences in comedy and dramatic TV are covered.
If you are serious about acting on any level this is your book." --Jeff Fritz, Actor
About the Author
I have been working in Hollywood since the early '90s, working on "Frasier," "Arrested Development," "According to Jim," and many other shows, pilots and films. I also served as NBC's Manager of Casting and hold a degree in theatre arts from UCLA. I've been a member of the Casting Society of America for 14 years. Commercial Clients with Reinking-Gregory Casting include Nike, Subway, Honda, IBM, Duracell, Boston Market, Colorado Lottery, Dish, and many, many others. Currently the casting director and rights associate at LA Theatre Works. I also coach corporate executives and salesmen who benefit greatly from my Top Ten Secrets of Charisma. If you haven't tried Charisma Coaching yet, you're in for a transforming experience. Being a superior communicator is not just about confidence or knowledge, "moving people" is also about Vulnerability, Humility, Concentrating on the Other Person . . . and 7 other secrets learned in Hollywood. Oh, and I was actually born in Hollywood. Yep, a true native. But I have lived and worked all over the country so have a true perspective on what it means to work in smaller markets as well as the "Big Time."