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Synopsis: Virginia Wood, veteran film actress, has written a guide to the acting profession containing specific advice on physical and mental training and preparation for a career in the film, TV and advertising arts.
Ms. Wood believes that despite being born with talent, it must still be developed through diligence of lessons and application, all the while remaining focused on one's goal.
Using personal experiences from her work with Jack Benny, Frank Sinatra, Barbara Streisand, and Elvis, to name a famous few, Ms. Wood provides aspiring actresses and actors with a step-by-step process for achieving one's goals in a difficult industry. Incorporating a wealth of photographs to illustrate the story, the book also provides an abundance of resource material, including lists of suggested reading on acting and health, and contact information for currently franchised talent agencies and acting schools in the United States, Canada and Great Britain. Internet contact information is listed for trade papers/magazines, commercial video directors, movie studios, industry publications, industry associations, unions and projects, filmmaking, amateur film clubs and production companies. Of exceptional value to anyone seeking work in this industry is an exhaustive 9-page listing of casting directors.
From the Publisher: Here are several personal letters of endorsement that Ms. Wood has received from her many peers:
"Virginia Wood enjoyed success during the most glamorous days of Hollywood. In her book, she tells it like it is and offers sage, step-by-step advice. It is a must-read for those just beginning the long journey to stardom."
Mayor Johnny Grant Honorary Mayor of Hollywood July 8, 2004
"I really enjoyed reading your book "So You Want To Be An Actress (Actor)." It was a fun, quick read, and most importantly, it tells exactly how to deal with a director when he says you are the perfect candidate for the part of Miss Piggy.
The most interesting part of the book for me was how a young woman from Billings, Montana moved to Hollywood and the fantastic journey she took. But I think it contains more than just a Hollywood story, it contains some good lessons on life."
Conrad Burns United States Senator (Montana August 3, 2004
"How to succeed in Show Business? From opera to the stage to the silver screen, Virginia Wood drawing on her experiences reveals the formula for success.
It calls for talent nourished by hard work, self-discipline and perseverance in perhaps the most competitive and demanding career choice where the rewards can be great for those who are dedicated to conquering the challenges."
Stan Stephens Governor of Montana (1989-1993) August 10, 2004
Title: So You Want to be an Actress
Publisher: Scott Publishing Company
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description Scott Publishing Company, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 193004318X