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    Famous Robots and Cyborgs
    An Encyclopedia of Robots from TV, Film, Literature, Comics, Toys, and More
    By Dan Roberts
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Famous Robots and Cyborgs is a high-octane voyage through the history of our metallic friends and foes. Dan Roberts narrates the history, strengths, weaknesses, quirks, and foibles of a plethora of fictional robots, cyborgs, and mechanical races—taking in the pronouncements of sci-fi visionaries and... [READ MORE]
    The Directors
    Take Three
    By Robert J. Emery
    (Allworth Press)
    The Directors, Take Three offers dozens of masterful insights on the craft of directing from such renowned filmmakers as Robert Altman, Wes Craven, Alan Parker, Tim Burton, Steven Spielberg, and Barry Levinson. Here are details of their experiences making a variety of classic films from Nashville to... [READ MORE]
    Making Real-Life Videos
    By Matthew Williams
    (Allworth Press)
    Getting a good home video is hit-or-miss. Plenty of times, they're dark and fuzzy and Aunt Myrna is washed out and Junior . . . do his eyes always look like that? This unique, accessible guide for living room and classroom provides step-by-step instructions with ten "assignments," plus ideas and information... [READ MORE]
    Creating Your Own Monologue
    By Glenn Alterman
    (Allworth Press)
    &lt;br&gt;In the second edition of this popular guide, actors learn to use their skills to write monologues, performance art pieces, and one-person plays. Updated to include exclusive interviews and tips on marketing, this guide helps actors create their own exciting performance opportunities and follow... [READ MORE]
    Mastering Shakespeare
    An Acting Class in Seven Scenes
    By Scott Kaiser
    (Allworth Press)
    Who says only the British can act Shakespeare? In this unique guide, a veteran acting coach shatters that myth with a boldly American approach to the Bard. Written in the form of a play, this volume's "characters" include a master teacher and 16 students grappling with the challenges of acting Shakespeare.... [READ MORE]
    Producing for Hollywood
    A Guide for Independent Producers
    By Don Gold, By Paul Mason
    (Allworth Press)
    Budding filmmakers, television producers, directors, writers, and students get a crash course on the independent production scene in this riveting account of the business and its key players. Now revised to reflect the latest production trends in the entertainment industry, this book is packed with never-before-revealed... [READ MORE]
    So You Wannabe on Reality TV
    By Jack Benza
    (Allworth Press)
    There are more than two hundred reality TV shows planned for this year alone. Millions of people have applied to be on these shows; only a handful have been chosen to compete and win big money. One of those chosen few is Jack Benza, and in So You Wannabe on Reality TV he lifts the veil of secrecy to... [READ MORE]
    Splatter Flicks
    How to Make Low-Budget Horror Films
    By Sara Caldwell
    (Allworth Press)
    Features dozens of detailed interviews with directors, producers, F/X pros, and more • Horror movies get better distribution deals—so they’re great for independent filmmakers • Entertaining and informative, packed with insightful and sometimes hilarious anecdotes. Everyone who’s ever longed to make their... [READ MORE]
    Performing Arts Management
    A Handbook of Professional Practices
    By Jessica Bathurst, By Tobie S. Stein
    (Allworth Press)
    Do you know what it takes to manage a performing arts organization today? In this comprehensive volume, more than 100 managers of top nonprofit and commercial venues share their winning strategies.* Financial management, building a funding base, labor relations, much more* Explores the realities of running... [READ MORE]
    Starting Your Career as an Actor
    By Jason Pugatch
    (Allworth Press)
    This practical and entertaining guide readies the uninitiated actor to navigate the ridiculous, impossible, and often heartbreaking world of the acting industry. This book will expose actors to the ins and outs of the world's (second) oldest profession. Topics include how to be "discovered," what to... [READ MORE]
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