Commercial Acting in L.A.
Shaan Sharma, author
Paul Loudon, illustrator
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Actor, acting teacher, and casting session director Shaan Sharma presents Commercial Acting in L.A.: A Session Director's Guide, a no-nonsense, tell-it-like-it-is guide to working in the business. Sharma doesn't mince words--if Commercial Acting in L.A. were a movie, it would be rated R for language (including cussing)--but his years of hard-earned wisdom are invaluable to anyone trying to break into an acting career. Chapters cover the demands of an acting career, how to get a good agent, online services widely used to scout actors, how to handle auditions and callbacks, the basics of residuals and re-negotiations, and much more. An absolute must-read, must-have for aspiring actors, and...