• Acting Careers

    Thanks to cable television, the internet, and the rise of independent films there has never been a better time to be an actor. In Acting for a Living, Roy McCrerey shows why acting is now a viable choice as a profession – regardless of where you happen to live. If you speak and read well, have a good imagination and are in search of a career that you can truly get excited about – you need to read this book.


  • Acting For Commercials

    Acting in commercials can be among the most important types of work for an actor, both for the valuable visibility and the regular income involved. Despite this, few actors take the time to properly adapt and apply their skills for commercial work. This revised book provides hints addressing the challenges of appearing on camera, including: how to focus performance on the selling message; understanding and exploiting advertisers’ stereotypes; balancing control and improvisation in a brief time; analyzing advertising copy; and vocal problems.

  • Acting For The Camera

    Culled from Tony Barr’s 40 years’ experience as a performer, director and acting teacher in Hollywood, this highly praised handbook provides readers with the practical knowledge they need when performing in front of the camera. This updated edition includes plenty of new exercises for honing on-camera skills; additional chapters on imagination and movement; and fresh material on character development, monologues, visual focus, playing comedy and working with directors.

  • Acting In Musical Theater

    Directors, teachers of musical theater, and students—including actors, singers, or dancers—will find time-tested advice, exercises and worksheets for all skill levels. This book guides readers through musical theater elements, classroom workshops, and the world of professional auditions and performances.


  • Acting Techniques

    Modern Acting traces itself back to Constantin Stanislavki in turn-of-the-century Russia. His teachings inspired most of the most commonly taught acting methods today including the Meisner, Adler and Strasberg systems. Other theater practitioners developed movement based systems of acting technique, while others developed a presentational acting style fitting to epic theater and theater of the absurd. This book introduces all these styles and the people who developed them into finely honed systems of art.

  • An Actors Business

    A thorough and well-written resource for anyone wanting to understand all facets of the acting business. It covers everything from unions to marketing yourself.




  • Auditioning

    Theater veteran and acting teacher Joanna Merlin has written the definitive guide to auditioning for stage and screen, bringing to it a valuable dual perspective. She has spent her career on both sides of the auditioning process, both as an award-winning casting director who has worked with Harold Prince, Bernard Bertolucci, and James Ivory, and as an accomplished actor herself.


  • Constantin Stanislavski

    Here is a collection of books written by Constantin Stanislavski.


    Stanislavski’s groundbreaking acting system, developed from his work in the Moscow Art Theater and acknowledged the world over, found its greatest success in America where its methods have been used for over fifty years by the Actor’s Studio in New York.

  • Glenn Alterman

    For any actor in or on the way to New York City, this is the definitive source for advice, winning strategies, marketing techniques, and invaluable insights to being a successful New York actor. This new edition has been completely revised and updated to cover the significant changes in the New York theater landscape over the last nine years. This indispensable guide has also been expanded to include dozens of new interviews with top New York City actors and a completely improved Internet chapter equipped with the most up-to-date tools to thrive in the industry.

  • Hollywood Creative Directory

    Hollywood Creative Directory

    At a Glance

    • Directory for the film, television and new media industries
    • Puts over 11,000 producers and executives at your fingertips
    • The Insider’s guide to the Insiders for the past 20 years

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    The Hollywood Creative Directory, commonly referred to as “the phone book to Hollywood,” puts over 11,000 producers and executives (including their titles!) at your fingertips. This information powerhouse gives you a credible source to create a customized contact list with updated information from HCD Online, including:

    • 11,000 producers and studio & network executives
    • More than 2,000 production companies, studios & networks
    • Credits and studio deals
    • TV show & staff section
    • Addresses, phone & fax numbers, staff & titles
    • Credits and studio deals
    • Strict Listing Qualifications
    • New! Includes Mobile Content Producers


  • Lawrence Parke

    Here is a collection of books written by Lawrence Parke.




  • Lee Strasberg

    Here is a collection of books written by Lee Strasberg.


    Strasberg, the father of Method Acting, explains in this book his Method–for the first time in his own words. “Essential reading for actors, directors and students of theater”.–Publishers Weekly. Advertising in newspapers and theater publications.

  • Mari Lyn Henry

    Here is a collection of books written by Mari Lyn Henry.




  • Michael Chekhov

    Here is a collection of books written byMichael Chekhov.

    Chekhov’s books, On the Technique of Acting or the new edition of To the Actor. The highlights include: The Art of Characterization; Short Cuts to Role Preparation; How to Awaken Artistic Feelings and Emotions; Avoiding Monotony in Performance; Overcoming Inhibitions and Building Self-Confidence; Psycho-Physical Exercises; and Development of the Ensemble Spirit.

  • Monologues For Children

    Presents a collection of monologues and scenes from familiar plays and books for young actors to perform.




  • Monologues For Seniors

    With a guide to selecting and performing audition pieces for senior adult performers.




  • Monologues For Teenagers

    These original monologues are of ideal duration, embrace contemporary subjects, have definite points of view, are written in today’s speech, and have beginnings, middles and ends. And they are not over-worked war horses. They are fresh slices of modern life that focus maximum attention on you. They are formatted with readable spacing and printed on eye-easy paper. Every consideration has been taken to make the book easy on the actor and a readily useable effective tool.

  • Robert Blumenfeld

    Here is a collection of books written by Robert Blumenfeld.




  • Terry Berland

    Here is a collection of books written by Terry Berland.




  • The Organic Actor

    The Organic Actor is a unique book, combining the technical with the psychological aspects of the auditioning for film and television world. This book deals with concerns that affect every actor who auditions. It is a MUST READ if you intend to pursue acting as your career or even if you’d just like to dabble in it.



  • Tom Markus

    Here is a collection of books written by Tom Markus.