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Acting: The Business

Actors' Yearbook 2012Actors' Yearbook 2012
Simon Dunmore
Actors' Yearbook is the essential contacts directory for finding work in television, film, theatre and radio. It lists contact names and addresses for all sections of the industry, from agents and casting directors to producing theatres, showreels companies and photographers. Articles and commentaries by industry professionals provide a valuable insight into the profession, auditions, interviews and securing work. Softcover, 486 pp. $25.00.

The Stage Parent Survival GuideThe Stage Parent Survival Guide
Robyne Baruchel
Learn the skills you need to sniff out a good agent, protect your child on set, meet the folks at ACTRA and survive with a kid in the biz. Softcover, 79 pp. $15.00.


Hollywood Drive: What it Takes to Break in, Hang in & Make it in the Entertainment Industry

Eve Light Honthaner
This is the essential guide to starting and succeeding at a career in film and TV. Written by a Hollywood insider, Honthaner's invaluable advice will give those attempting to enter and become successful in the entertainment industry the edge they need to stand out among the intense competition. Softcover, 380 pp. $27.95.

The Agents Book 2009The Agents Book

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The 12th edition of The Agents Book has a comprehensive listing of all accredited TAMAC and EIC Talent and Modelling Agencies, as well as practical information from leading industry professionals on how to find the right agent for you; how the casting process works; how to get your child into the business; how to find classes, photographers, accountants and much more! In this new, totally revised and updated edition, there are also listings for agents out of Toronto in Ontario, as well as in Quebec and Vancouver. This is the essential directory which will steer you in the right direction to succeed in the entertainment business in Canada. Spiral bound, 141 pages, $20.00. See the book's table of contents.

The Actor's Other Career Book: Using Your Chops to Survive and ThriveThe Actor's Other Career Book: Using Your Chops to Survive and Thrive
Lisa Mulcahy
Actors everywhere want work, but acting often does not offer a consistent, dependable paycheck. This inspiring guide shows actors that they can parlay their multitude of skills -- vocal, physical, social, intellectual, and spiritual -- into careers that go beyond waiting tables and mixing cocktails. This book features interviews with more than fifty actors who have found satisfying other careers that improve their quality of life, pay the rent, and sharpen their acting skills. Softcover, 207 pp. $24.95.

Promoting Your Acting CareerPromoting Your Acting Career: A Step-by-Step Guide to Opening the Right Doors
Glenn Altermann
This is the definitive insider's guide to opening doors in the world of theatre, film, and television. Newly revised and expanded, Promoting Your Acting Career is filled with invaluable advise for both beginning actors and seasoned professionals. Softcover, 245 pp. $24.95.

Seeking RepresentationSeeking Representation: A Step-By-Step Guide to Finding a Talent Agent (In Canada)
Valerie L. Poulin
When Poulin wrote the first draft of Seeking Representation in 1995 there were few, if any, books available to guide industry newcomers and emerging actors through the process of finding a talent agent. From the detailed introduction to the business to the nitty-gritty details of getting paid for your work, this book will aid any aspiring performer in need of a helpful guide. Coil-bound, 111 pp. $14.95.

How to Act & Eat at the Same Time: The Sequel
The Do's and Don'ts of Landing a Professional Acting Job
Tom Logan
In this very humorous and greatly expanded version of Tom Logan's previous book of the same name, The Sequel continues to demystify agents and the audition process. Breaking down the "Do's and Don'ts" into highly readable anecdotes filled with important information, How to Act & Eat at the Same Time will let the reader know how directors choose their actors and how the actor is seen from the 'other side' of the table. Softcover, 260 pp. $14.99.

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