Casting Qs: A Collection of Casting Director Interviews Paperback – Jan 16 2004
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Whether you're just starting out, or you're a seasoned pro: you simply must have this valuable resource – especially if you want to land that role for your next audition. In fact, you would be best to have Casting Qs long beforehand. It may just help make the difference to earning that desired audition.
Packed, cover to cover, by in-depth interviews with over 70 prominent Casting Directors, Casting Qs takes you right inside the guarded domain of the brilliant, unsung people we, as actors, depend upon yet most often fear. We want to meet them, but our nerves quiver with every audition: the pressures build, knowing that to screw up now may mean never getting a second chance.
Schmoozing, gimmicks, pretentious friendliness and egotistical confidence: these are the things that will kill your chances rather than gaining access to repeated auditions. Casting Directors have seen it all, and they don't like games. So, what do they like? What's the key to grabbing their attention? Professionalism!
The interviews are all directly spoken in the words of each Casting Director, rather than just a compilation of random thoughts. This lends an incredible, and very personal feeling of sitting in the room and hearing them offering their thoughts and advice -- live and in person.
We sit in on very private secrets – likes and dislikes, keys to winning the attentions of both the CDs and the Directors... and, most importantly, how NOT to make an absolute fool of yourself by destroying your chances for more audition calls.
What immediately becomes impressive about Casting Qs is the wonderful variety of specialists interviewed.Read more ›
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This book is a huge tool to anyone trying to seriously pursue a carrer in the Hollywood industry! It's a key to anyones success. Read morePublished on May 9 2004
The book has given me a clear picture of what is expected of me in this profession. I know now how to approach agents, casting directors, and how to promote myself. Read morePublished on Feb. 13 2003
Author Gillespie obviously knows her stuff when it comes to the business of show business. Written with humor and candor, this collection of interviews with industry insiders will... Read morePublished on Dec 27 2002 by Nelson Aspen