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ACTORS RESOURCES


 

Must Read List for Actors 

Two good books to read before or after you start acting: 

  • The Street Kids Guide to Having It All, by John Assaraf 
  • Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway, by Susan Jeffers 

Acting books: 

  • How Not to Audition: Avoiding the Common Mistakes Most Actors Make, by Ellie Kanner & Martin Flynn 
  • Audition: Everything An Actor Needs to Know to Get The Part, by Michael Shurtleff 
  • How To Get The Part, Without Falling Apart, by Margie Haber 
  • Acting the First Six Lessons, by Boleslavsky   
  • No Acting Please – “Beyond the Method”, by Eric Morris & Joan Hotchkis 
  • Irreverent Acting, by Eric Morris 
  • A Challenge For The Actor, by Uta Hagen 
  • How to Audition, by Gordon Hunt 
  • Breaking into Commercials, by Terry Berland 
  • The Art of Acting, by Stella Adler  
  • A Dream of Passion, by Lee Strasberg 
  • The Great Acting Teachers and Their Methods, by Richard Brestoff 
  • The Open Door, by Peter Brook   
  • The Empty Space, by Peter Brook  
  • Threads of Time, by Peter Brook 
  • Respect For Acting, by Uta Hagen (and anything else by her) 
  • The Actor's Eye, by Morris Carnovsky / Peter Sander 
  • My Life In Art, by Stanislavsky 
  • Strasberg Method, by Laurie Hull 
  • The Way of the Actor, by Brian Bates 
  • Method Actors, by Steve Vineberg 

Also the DVDs:  

  • Acting for Film, by Michael Caine 
  • Looking for Richard, by Al Pacino 

 

Head Shot Reproductions

Pixels    Website http://www.pixelsla.com/  

Reproductions  Website  http://www.reproductions.com/LA/     

Argentum  Website  http://argentum.com/2004/index.php

Great Websites for Actors

Deadline Hollywood   Website:  www.deadline.com

The Futon Critic  Website:  http://www.thefutoncritic.com/

The Actor's Checklist • Website: http://www.actorschecklist.com 

Backstage • Website: http://www.backstage.com

Variety • Website: http://www.variety.com


Director's Guild of America
  www.dga.org
Use this resource attend Directors' Guild events, learn how to become a part of this guild and why it is important in this industry.

Writer's Guild of America West
www.wga.org
Here you can register your script, learn how to become a member and utilize the writing tools they have to offer.

Casting About
www.castingabout.com
This is a Casting Director Guide Update daily.

The Futon Critic
www.Thefutoncritic.com
This is the web's best resource for prime time television.

ACTORRATED
www.actorrated.com
A website desgined for actors by actors. Providing resources from local classes, photographers, agencies etc.

Hollywood Reporter
www.hollywoodreporter.com
Get the latest Hollywood News, Current Productions working in Los Angeles, and stay informed!

VARIETY
www.variety.com
Get Breaking Hollywood reports, look at the box office ratings, current projects as well as a calender of Hollywood Conferences that you may be interested in attending!

HOLLYWOOD’S PHONEBOOK
www.hcdonline.com
"this site has the most up-to-date information available, listing the names, numbers, addresses and current titles of entertainment professionals from the film, television and music industries. *For twenty years this "insider's guide to the insiders" has been a must-have for anyone seriously considering a career in the entertainment business." * Note this is Paid Subscription Service

Mercury Report
www.mercuryreport.net
This site offers the most comprehensive list of current productions both in pre-production and production in Los Angeles. Providing you with contact information for the project as well as the Production Company, Studio, Director, Actors and any producers attached. This report also includes the shoot dates as well as location and story line. VERY INFORMATIVE! *Note this website is also a Paid Subscription.

Production Weekly
www.productionweekly.com
This site offers a weekly production breakdowns and provides up-to-date data on projects in various stages of development, both domestically and international. You can gain access to projects in pre-production, preparation and development, for major studio as well as independent films, network and cable television movies, pilots and series. "An invaluable resource tool for anyone seriously considering a career in the entertainment business." *Note this is a Paid Subscription Service

Videographers for Taped Auditions 

California Area Videographers

Audition Tape Inc. (West Hollywood) • Website: www.audition-tape.com

Breaking Legs (Los Angeles) • Website: www.breaking-legs.com

E-Auditions (Studio City) • Email: eauditions@yahoo.com

Joseph Kell Video Services (Los Angeles) • Website: www.kellfilmandvideo.com

Mirage Taping (Los Angeles) • Website: www.miragetaping.com

Quick Nickel (North Hollywood) • Website: www.quicknickel.com

The Actor Connection (Burbank) • Website: www.theactorconnection.com



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