An essential handbook for actors-a modern classic-in a newly updated edition.

Since its original publication, Acting as a Business has earned a reputation as an indispensable tool for working and aspiring actors. Avoiding the usual advice about persistence and luck, Brian O'Neil provides clear-cut guidelines that will give actors a solid knowledge of the business behind their art. It's packed with practical information-on everything from what to say in a cover letter to where to stand when performing in agent's office-including:

oHow to craft a winning theatrical r?sum?
oThe most effective ways to join the performer's unions
oTactics for getting an agent
oStrategies for finding work in the theater, on daytime television, and in independent films
oNavigating the different customs and cultures of New York and Los Angeles

O'Neil has updated Acting as a Business to keep up with the latest show-business trends, including how best to use the Internet, making this new edition no actor should be without.