An Actor's Guide--Making It in New York City
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An Actor's Guide--Making It in New York City

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A guide for actors to working successfully in New York City. It contains hints, tips and inside information from a New York show-business professional. Some of the topics covered include: headshots; actor training; agents and managers; scams; auditioning; and networking.
Paperback, 288 pages
Published February 1st 2002 by Allworth Press
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Jeremy Bethea
I think this is a great resource not only for actors, but for any performing artist in New York. There is a lot of useful information that transfers between disciplines. I particularly like that the auther includes actual interviews with respected, working professionals in New York. The book is well-organized and provides a thorough overview of the acting profession in New York City.
May 14, 2008 Teodora rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: actors
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This is a good reference book. I like this guy's style- he is down-to-earth. It is not something you read through, but something you can constantly open for new inspiration and tips.
If anyone ever tested his recommendations, would you let me know? In fact, I am currently looking for a head shot photographer following his prescription and we will see how far I will get.
Not as great as I was hoping it would be. Pretty sloppy update on what was probably a more useful book when it was originally published (early 2000's). Alterman barely touched on the electronic submission process and, at one point, recommends black and white headshots as the industry standard.
Sep 28, 2008 Garry rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: every actor
Recommended to Garry by: acting coach
This guy offers you everything you need to know when going to New York to start an acting career. It's my BIBLE! Every actor must own!
Was very informative without being kitschy. I really found it helpful and easy to read.
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