About The Book…
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.