Actors and Performers Yearbook 2019

Actors and Performers Yearbook 2019 : Essential Contacts for Stage, Screen and Radio

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This well-established and respected directory supports actors in their training and search for work on stage, screen and radio. It is the only directory to provide detailed information for each listing and specific advice on how to approach companies and individuals, saving hours of further research. From agents and casting directors to producing theatres, showreel companies, photographers and much more, this essential reference book editorially selects only the most relevant and reputable contacts for the actor.

With several new articles and commentaries, Actors and Performers Yearbook 2019 features aspects of the profession not previously covered, as well as continuing to provide valuable insight into auditions, interviews and securing work alongside a casting calendar and financial issues. This is a valuable professional tool in an industry where contacts and networking are key to career survival.

All listings have been updated alongside fresh advice from industry experts.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 148 x 210 x 38.1mm | 612.35g
  • METHUEN DRAMA
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1350067946
  • 9781350067943
  • 962,964

Table of contents

Foreword
Introduction

Training

Introduction
Training for the under-18s
Arts Emergency - Julie Hesmondhalgh
Pop-up youth theatre in Yorkshire -Nick Evans
Drama schools
Checklist of drama school deadlines,audition requirements, audition fees and funding systems - Lloyd Trott
What are drama schools looking for? -Geoffrey Colman
Starting later in life - Hugh Osborne
Short-term and part-time courses
Private tutors and coaches
An actor's toolkit - Simon Dunmore

Agents and casting directors

Introduction
Agents
Being an agent -Howard Roberts
CPMA: the Co-operative Personal
Management Association
Voice-over agents
Presenters' agents
Casting directors
Casting for the stage - Anne McNulty
Casting for musical theatre -David Grindrod
Woman in a brown skirt -Sophie Stanton

Theatre

Introduction
Dramaturg at HOME
-Petra Jane Tauscher
Producing theatres
Effective audition speeches -Simon Dunmore
Understudying - Andrew Piper
Independent managements/theatre producers
Middle and smaller-scale companies
Starting your own theatre company -Pilar Orti'
Finding funding for projects -Sinead Mac Manus
Pantomime
The art and craft of pantomime -Iain Lauchlan
English-language European theatre companies
A touring actor's survival guide -Maev Alexander
Fringe theatres
To fringe, or not to fringe -Simon Dunmore
Edinburgh or bust: is it worth it? -Shane Dempsey
Open Book: fairer finances for fringe theatre -Piers Beckley
Children's, young people's and theatre in education - Paul Harman
Shakespeare changes prisoners' lives -Bruce Wall 291
Casting calendar
Festivals
Role-play companies
Professional role-playing -Robbie Swales

Media

Introduction
Countdown to `Action!'-Edward Hicks 312
Television companies
Casting for television - Janie Frazer
Auditioning for camera -Nancy Bishop
Self-taping auditions - Ros Hubbard
Are you ready for Pilot Season? -Brendan Thomas
Independent film, video and TV
production companies
Film schools
Actors and video games
Radio and audio book companies
Acting for radio - Gordon House
Media festivals

Disabled actors

Introduction
Training
Sources of work
Arts organisations
Rights, advice and support
Opportunities for disabled actors -Jamie Beddard

Resources

Introduction
Equity
Act For Change -Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
Beyond #metoo - Kelly Burke
Spotlight, casting directories and information services
`Point me in the right direction': navigating the casting services -Isabelle Farah
Marketing and the Internet: maintaining your online presence -Nancy Bishop
Photographers and repro companies
Getting the most from your photographs - Angus Deuchar
Making money from your voice -Marina Caldarone
Showreel, voicereel and website services
Showreels: creation and maintenance -Anthony Holmes
Digital wellbeing for actors -Sinead Mac Manus
Accountants
Tax and National Insurance for actors -Philippe Carden
Physical and mental fitness for actors -Alex Caan
Routes into comedy - Lloyd Trott
Funding bodies
Publications, libraries, references and booksellers
Organisations, associations and societies
Bibliography
Webography
Index
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About Lloyd Trott

Lloyd Trott is the academy dramaturg at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), London.
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