Acting Is Your Business: How to Take Charge of Your Creative Career (Introductions to Theatre) (Paperback)

Acting Is Your Business: How to Take Charge of Your Creative Career (Introductions to Theatre) By Wendy S. Kurtzman, Jim Volz (Editor) Cover Image
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After training and studying for years, you've earned a degree: now what? How to get a job and have a career as an actor is the number one question facing emerging artists and one which this book answers for you.

While performing arts schools do a great job of teaching how to act, most don't teach you how to launch and sustain a career. This book addresses this fundamental aspect of your creative journey, delivering a precise formula to help you organize the next chapter of your life. It helps you to find work and proactively build a career by providing the tools you'll need to connect with working professionals within the industry.

If acting is your business, you must run it as a business. Positioning you as CEO of your own company, this book uses a boardroom table as a visual model. At that table are 7 key positions, each representing an area of action and expertise that you must understand to build a successful career. With worksheets and tools, supplemented throughout with interviews with industry professionals from North America, the UK and Europe, and Australia, and further supported by a companion website, this action plan will empower and equip you to achieve your career goals.

About the Author

Wendy S. Kurtzman is an adjunct professor at Chapman University and Pace University, USA, guest lecturer at UCLA and NYU, and an Emmy-nominated casting director with more than 35 years of experience in television and film. Her extensive credits include Independence Day, Auto Focus, Stigmata, The Replacement Killers, and many others.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781350385788
ISBN-10: 1350385786
Publisher: Methuen Drama
Publication Date: January 25th, 2024
Pages: 232
Language: English
Series: Introductions to Theatre