Now available on amazon.com
Thousands of fresh-faced young actors flood into the entertainment business every day. But five to ten years later, they hit a wall of discouragement and self-doubt. The resources currently available to them offer sound enough advice on the business and the technique of acting. But none address how we think as a powerful engine that either supports or undermines an actor’s success.
Actor for Life: How to have an amazing career without all the drama fills this void. It offers cutting-edge strategies and inspiring interviews with these ten award-winning professionals:
- Deborah Barylski (casting director, Arrested Development)
- Duane Boutté (Brother to Brother)
- Gary Cole (Veep)
- Suzzanne Douglas (The Parent Hood)
- Sean Hayes (Will & Grace)
- Judith Ivey (Devil’s Advocate)
- Paul Kampf (Paul Kampf Studios)
- Linda Lowy (casting director, Friday Night Lights, Grey’s Anatomy)
- Julia Murney (Wicked)
- Jeff Perry ( Scandal)
The skills these individuals model, like resilience, motivation, and courage, are not addressed directly in most actor training programs. But they should be.
This non-textbook-like textbook, by acting professor Connie de Veer and master coach and teacher Jan Elfline, offers fresh, accessible insights and exercises that are nothing short of game changing. It’s simple: feed actors and you feed the success of the industry. This book speaks to working actors, acting teachers, students of acting, workshop leaders, and even non-actors. “All the world’s a stage,” after all.
See more on my co-author, Jan Elfline's website: www.janelfline.com.