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    The Business of Theatrical Design, Second Edition
    By James Moody
    (Allworth Press)
    Written by a leading design consultant and carefully updated with the latest information on the industry, this is the essential guide to earning a living, marketing skills, furthering a design career, and operating a business. With more than thirty years of backstage and behind-the-scenes experience... [READ MORE]
    For any actor in or on the way to New York City, this is the definitive source for advice, winning strategies, marketing techniques, and invaluable insights to being a successful New York actor. This new edition has been completely revised and updated to cover the significant changes in the New York... [READ MORE]
    The Business of Broadway
    An Insider’s Guide to Working, Producing, and Investing in the World’s Greatest Theatre Community
    By Mitch Weiss, By Perri Gaffney
    (Allworth Press)
    New York’s Broadway theatre scene has long been viewed as the “top of the heap” in the world theatre community. Taking lessons from the very best, this innovative guide delves into the business side of the renowned industry to explain just how its system functions. For anyone interested in pursuing a... [READ MORE]
    An Actor's Guide: Your First Year in Hollywood
    By Michael St. Nicholas, By Lisa Mulcahy
    (Allworth Press)
    For every actor beginning a career in Hollywood, this indispensable guide will lay out a clear and comprehensible path with tried-and-true advice. Up-to-date resources and new interviews with recently established actors experiencing the current movieland scene—as well as the timeless voices of established... [READ MORE]
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    Tales and Techniques of a Voice-over Actor
    By Harlan Hogan
    (Allworth Press)
    Not only does veteran actor Harlan Hogan offer a fascinating personal account of the crazed clients, practical jokes, and amazing coincidences encountered during his twenty-five year career, he also provides a wealth of tested tips for surviving and thriving as a voice-over actor.This indispensable guide... [READ MORE]
    Voiceovers
    Techniques and Tactics for Success
    By Janet Wilcox
    (Allworth Press)
    Ever been told you have a great voice? Put it to use with a career as a voice-over actor! In Voice-Overs, a veteran voice-over actor, writer, producer, and voice-over teacher provides the inside scoop on the industry and gives all the tools needed for personal training. A treasure trove of exercises,... [READ MORE]
    Your Child's Career in Music and Entertainment
    The Prudent Parent's Guide from Start to Stardom
    By Steven C. Beer, With Kathryne Badura
    (Allworth Press)
    In today’s competitive society, parents face great pressure to encourage their children to follow their dreams and strive for excellence. Organized in a practical question-and-answer format, Your Child’s Career in Music and Entertainment: The Prudent Parent’s Guide raises and addresses many of the issues... [READ MORE]
    Directing for Film and Television
    By Christopher Lukas
    (Allworth Press)
    Legendary stories portray directors as eccentric, moody savants who possess a genius for the film medium that mere mortals could never grasp. Throughout cinematic history, gushing accounts have cast the likes of DeMille, Hitchcock, Fellini, and Spielberg as sorcerers, rather than tradesmen. Now confounding... [READ MORE]
    How to Audition for TV Commercials
    From the Ad Agency Point of View
    By W. L. Jenkins
    (Allworth Press)
    What do ad agencies look for when casting TV commercials? This insider's guide, written by a former actor turned ad agency exec, has the answers. It provides step—by—step instructions to help actors understand and master the entire process, from assessing one's looks and personality to the agency preproduction... [READ MORE]
    Documentary Superstars
    How Today's Filmmakers Are Reinventing the Form
    By Marsha McCreadie
    (Allworth Press)
    The first book to trace the rise of documentaries as mainstream entertainment. When did documentaries get glamorous? Documentary Superstars looks at the history of documentaries and traces their transition from hands-off to in your face. Exclusive interviews with Michael Moore, Morgan Spurlock, Errol... [READ MORE]
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