Surviving Actors Manual
The essential, one-stop handbook for actors, with everything you need 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 comprehensive, practical manual covers the day-to-day, real-world essentials you need to succeed in the industry, with sections that include:
Dealing with agents
Coping with auditions
Developing your networking skills
Creating your website
Producing showreels and voicereels
Marketing yourself on social media, and
Formulating a business plan.
Honest and 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
Compiled by the team at Surviving Actors, and drawing on a wide range of other experienced professionals, the Surviving Actors Manual is designed to help you develop and sustain your career and to create your own new opportunities.