Casting Directors' Secrets: Inside Tips for Successful Auditions - Revised Edition

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(Limelight). In Casting Directors' Secrets , casting directors from New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, and Vancouver offer insight in their own words into the do's and don'ts of the audition process and reveal the three biggest mistakes made by actors at this crucial stage. The book offers instruction in these areas and more: How to get the audition training and preparation, headshots and resume, finding an agent, auditioning for agents; audition/interview etiquette being late, canceling your appointment, waiting room do's and don'ts, staying focused, filling out the paperwork, behavior toward other actors; bad habits perfume and cologne, first impressions, don't look for the casting couch!, you and your ego, brown-nosing, tell the truth but not the whole truth; artistic preparation what your agent should tell you, working with sides, eye contact and the fourth wall, ice-cold readings; performing the audition rewriting the dialogue, false starts, losing your place, violence in audition scenes (don't make it too real!); growing as an actor taking risks, attending classes, maintaining the momentum; and more!

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Ginger Howard Friedman is a leading authority on audition and rehearsal technique. She is an actress, acting teacher, and concert producer, and has done casting for Broadway, Off Broadway, television and film productions, including Chicago, Pippin and Miss Moffat with Bette Davis. Ms. Friedman is a contributing writer to Backstage and the author of The Perfect Monologue and Callback, both published by Limelight Editions. She lives in Toronto.

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Ginger Howard Friedman is one of the most innovative and important teachers of our time. -- Jerry Orbach, Tony Award-winning Broadway star

There is no doubt: this area of theater is Ginger’s domain! Her classes are electrifying! -- Alexander H. Cohen, Tony Award-winning Broadway producer

When I’ve needed insightful direction on preparation for an audition it’s Ginger I’d go to. -- Chris Noth, star of Sex & the City and Law and Order

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