By Stephanie Ciccarelli
November 15, 2008
The author of the giveaway for this week, Paul Russell, has been in the business for nearly 30 years, working as a casting director, director and former actor. He has worked on projects for major film studios, television networks, Broadway, and is a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.
If anyone has some hot tips to share from years of experience in different facets of the entertainment industry, Paul Russell does, and he's donated a copy of his brand new book (released October 2008) "Acting : Make It Your Business" for giveaway on VOX Daily.
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Written by an award-winning, veteran casting director, this book puts the power to land jobs and thrive in any medium - stage, film, TV, or the Internet - directly into the hands of the actor. This blunt, wise, and often hilarious guide overflows with cutting-edge audition, marketing, and networking strategies, combining traditional techniques with those best suited for the digital age.
Well-known actors and powerful agents make cameos throughout, offering newcomers and working professionals alike a clear-eyed, uncensored perspective on survival and advancement within the entertainment industry.
Praise for Paul Russell and Acting : Make It Your Business
"Humorous and witty... Actors everywhere who are trying to succeed in the business, young or old, on stage or on camera, in New York or anywhere in the world, take note: This is your road map."
-- Bernard Telsey, casting director (Rent, Sex & The City: The Movie, Wicked)
"All the right questions asked and answered... and with a generous portion of good humor."
-- Suzanne Ryan, casting director (Law & Order)
"Paul's book made me proud to be a part of the acting community in this business we call 'show'."
-- Karen Ziemba, actress, Tony and Drama Desk Award winner
"Paul Russell's words are not only blunt and accurate. They zero in on all the questions every actor wants to know but is afraid to ask."
-- Ken Melamed, talent agency, Bret Adams, Ltd.
Just comment on this blog posting and let me know that you'd like to win!
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à¹ Coaching Sessions
à¹ Recording Equipment
à¹ Gift certificates
à¹ Workshop / Conference Passes
à¹ Unique Promotional Opportunities
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