About The Book…

The essential, one-stop handbook for actors, with everything you Copy of SurvivingActorsManualneed 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
  • And managing your money
    “…a useful book about how to stay alive in this ruthless industry… helpful, accessible and practical.”
    – The Stage

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.

The Surviving Actors Manual is available from all good bookshops (rrp £8.99) or Buy Now directly from Nick Hern Books at a discounted rate.