Casting Directors' Secrets (Inside Tips for Successful Auditions - Revised Edition). Limelight. Softcover. 186 pages. Limelight Editions #0879103094. Published by Limelight Editions (HL.332682).
ISBN 0879103094. 6x9 inches.
In Casting Directors' Secrets, casting directors from New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, and Vancouver offer insight in their own words into the do's and don'ts of the audition process and reveal the three biggest mistakes made by actors at this crucial stage. The book offers instruction in these areas and more: How to get the audition – training and preparation, headshots and resume, finding an agent, auditioning for agents; audition/interview etiquette – being late, canceling your appointment, waiting room do's and don'ts, staying focused, filling out the paperwork, behavior toward other actors; bad habits – perfume and cologne, first impressions, don't look for the casting couch!, you and your ego, brown-nosing, tell the truth but not the whole truth; artistic preparation – what your agent should tell you, working with sides, eye contact and the fourth wall, ice-cold readings; performing the audition – rewriting the dialogue, false starts, losing your place, violence in audition scenes (don't make it too real!); growing as an actor – taking risks, attending classes, maintaining the momentum; and more!