Performing Arts

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    Making It on Broadway
    Actors' Tales of Climbing to the Top
    By David Wienir, By Jodie Langel, By Jason Alexander
    (Allworth Press)
    Countering the misperceptions about Broadway performers leading glamorous lives, the words of more than 150 Broadway stars provide unprecedented insight into their struggle for stardom. With an introduction by Jason Alexander and candid interviews with today's most celebrated Broadway stars, this book... [READ MORE]
    Comedy FAQs and Answers
    How the Stand-up Biz Really Works
    By Dave Schwensen
    (Allworth Press)
    This guide to the world of stand—up comedy, written in easy—to—use Q&A format, provides current and potential comedians with the no—nonsense advice they need for every stage of their careers. Schwensen's lively book features interviews with many of the top names in stand—up—Ray Romano, George Carlin,... [READ MORE]
    Technical Film and TV for Nontechnical People
    By Drew Campbell
    (Allworth Press)
    Technical Film and TV for Nontechnical People introduces film students, actors, producers and other nontechnical film people to the technical aspects that everyone working on a film set should know. Author Drew Campbell is a lighting and sound designer for Universal Studios who started out in theater... [READ MORE]
    Surviving Hollywood
    Your Ticket to Success
    By Jerry Rannow
    (Allworth Press)
    Filled with dozens of personal anecdotes, musings, and warnings from writers, producers, actors, and directors who have been there, Surviving Hollywood: Your Ticket to Success provides all the real-life tools you need for protecting your personal well-being in an unstable and sometimes unscrupulous industry.... [READ MORE]
    Promoting Your Acting Career
    A Step-by-Step Guide to Opening the Right Doors
    By Glenn Alterman
    (Allworth Press)
    This is the definitive insider's guide to getting ahead in the worlds of theater, film, and commercials. Packed with both innovative strategies and practical advice, it covers how to obtain the perfect headshot; prepare for interviews and auditions; select flattering monologues; create professional-looking... [READ MORE]
    Theater Festivals
    Best Worldwide Venues for New Works
    By Lisa Mulcahy
    (Allworth Press)
    Here is the bible of theater festivals for any stage professional looking to showcase original work, full of expert tips on selecting festivals that are best suited to an individual's work. This directory of more than 50 festivals in the United States, Canada, and abroad covers every step of festival... [READ MORE]
    Stage Combat
    Fisticuffs, Stunts, and Swordplay for Theater and Film
    By Jenn Boughn
    (Allworth Press)
    The most complete guide on an essential stagecraft available! Wanna fight, buddy? This comprehensive guide covers everything performers, directors, theater teachers, fight choreographers, and others need to know to stage believable, safe action for theater and other performing arts. From basic falls,... [READ MORE]
    Screenplay Story Analysis
    By Asher Garfinkel
    (Allworth Press)
    Sometimes it seems like everybody’s writing a screenplay. But who reads those screenplays? Professional story analysts, that’s who. Screenplay Story Analysis explains exactly how to become a professional story analyst. Along with a basic how-to on writing a story analysis—or "coverage"—this book explains... [READ MORE]
    Creative Careers in Hollywood
    By Laurie Scheer
    (Allworth Press)
    Readers will discover real-life, yet upbeat portraits of the "shredder" jobs of the industry, such as assistant or d-girl, and how they can lead to the "keeper" jobs of actor, agent, or studio executive. Each career overview features a clever analysis of the classic film characters who memorably played... [READ MORE]
    Shoot Me
    Independent Filmmaking from Creative Concept to Rousing Release
    By Roy Frumkes, By Rocco Simonelli
    (Allworth Press)
    When the script says "shoot me" and Hollywood says no, your only alternative is to raise the money and do it yourself. Here's how screenwriters Roy Frumkes and Rocco Simonelli used digital video to do just that. Witty, original, and ruthlessly on the mark, this unvarnished look at independent film-making... [READ MORE]
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