Surviving Actors Manual by Felicity Jackson
The essential, one-stop handbook for actors, with everything you need to survive and thrive, from the team behind the internationally successful Surviving Actors conventions. Being an actor is a vocation, but it's also a real-life job. Talent, determination and passion are vital, but will only get you so far. In addition to developing the craft of acting, actors have to remember that it is a career, and so the business side needs to be taken just as seriously. This manual covers the day-to-day essentials you need to succeed in the industry, with sections that cover: establishing your personal brand and business plan; getting great headshots, showreels, voicereels and a website; dealing with agents, casting directors and auditions; developing your networking skills; managing your money. Honest, straightforward, but also empowering, it will help you unlock your potential and focus on being the best, most employable - and, hopefully, successful - actor you can be. Compiled by the team at Surviving Actors, and drawing on a wide range of other experienced professionals, the Surviving Actors Manual is designed to help you develop and sustain your career and to create your own new opportunities.