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Acting For Film And Television - Paperback Version

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Thanks for checking out 'Acting for Film and Television: A Professional Guidebook.'  Inside you will find all the necessary information to succeed in a career as a film and television actor.  If you have read the eBook you already know what a great resource it is, why not add the hardcopy to your library?

I mean seriously, who ever heard of cuddling up next to a fire and reading their computer?

Anyway, if you haven't already read the free eBook, let me tell you a little about what 'Acting for Film and Television' is all about.  

Most books on 'acting' tend to fall into two categories:

1- Acting Technique

2- Getting Started in the Business

Now, the technique books are all well and good.  Most of them do have solid information about the art of dramatic acting...the performance elements that every actor needs.  But, they are generally limited to that realm.  And as such, I have yet to see one that details the implementation of that performance under real world, professional film and television conditions.

The 'Getting Started' books are just that. They all tend to focus on things like getting headshots, finding auditions, acquiring agents, locating casting directors, getting established in Los Angeles, avoiding scams and that type of thing. Again, this is good information to have, but it hardly provides a complete picture of the job you seek.

That's where "Acting for Film and Television" comes in. This book starts where the others leave off.  I have taken my years of experience in film and television and compiled it here in this book for your benefit. Inside I'll show you:

- How decisions are made regarding hiring new 'talent'.

- What is expected of you during an audition and what they are looking for.

- The skills you need to get the job and, more importantly, how to continue to get acting work.

- The difference between film and television acting.

- Real world examples of what will happen after you get the gig. What happens step by step on a professional set and why.

- The four things you need to know to do the job correctly and simple exercises to practice and hone those necessary skills.

- The reality of the business and what 'success' in acting will take...and much more.

Look, this business isn't about luck.  That's literally like saying Tiger Woods gets 'lucky' when he wins a golf tournament.  Acting isn't a dream, it's a multi-billion dollar-a-year reality that requires real job skills, just like any other trade.

If you don't have those job skills, a production company can't hire you.  It simply costs too much money...think about it, a film production averages $700.00 per minute!  If it takes an extra few minutes a day to explain things to you that you should already know, it quickly becomes prohibitively expensive.

You can only learn those skills by working under professional conditions, and this book details exactly what those conditions are.  Most actors will spend the better part of ten years acquiring those job skills, piece by piece from the gigs they book.  The information on those job skills is right here at your fingertips, all you have to add is the work.

I want to wish you the best of luck in your acting career.  You have chosen the most difficult industry on the planet to be competitive in, but with dedication, perseverance and the right information, you too can be a success.

As always, if you have any questions or thoughts, or would just like to share some of your successes, please feel free to drop me a line.  I actually answer them.

Best of Luck out there and remember, you can't fail if you don't quit.

D.L. White

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