Acting In Chicago 2013 Edition

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About the author:
CHRIS AGOS began his acting career in 1995. Known for his efficiency and professionalism on the job, producers have cast him in every kind of work the Chicago market has to offer. He continues to audition, work and teach other actors how to navigate the choppy waters of the acting world every day. He lives in Chicago with his wife and twin sons.

Acting In Chicago 2013 Edition

Making A Living Doing Commercials, Voice Overs, TV/Film And More

Authored by Chris Agos
Preface by Sam Samuelson

Be an artist without starving. Reliable, objective information about the acting profession is hard to come by. Maybe you're new to the business and don't know where to start. Maybe you're training to become and actor, but need practical advice to help launch your career. Maybe you're a successful theater actor but sense you could boost your acting income. This nature of the industry is to guard secrets and confuse actors who want something from it. This book unlocks those secrets.

Written by a Chicago-based career actor, Acting In Chicago 2013 Edition demystifies the question of how to earn a full-time living as an actor in the Midwest. You'll get details on:

-The seven ways Chicago actors make money actually acting
-How much career actors can earn
-Local agents and casting directors
-Training resources available to Chicago actors
-Headshots and Resumes the Chicago way
-Auditioning in Chicago
-Working in Chicago
-The actor's union - SAG/AFTRA
-Other sources of income while your acting career is developing
-And much, much more

Praise for Acting In Chicago:

"This book is a dream for actors." ~ Sam Samuelson, agent @ Stewart Talent Chicago

"For an actor new to the business in Chicago, one who has been around but is trying to up their game, or one who is trying to break into new areas of the biz, this book is everything you need." ~ Kurt Naebig, actor, director & teacher

"Just shot my first national commercial and couldn't help but think of all the tips I learned from Chris Agos." ~ Lauren Lapkus, actor, improvisor and comedian

"I meet excited actors, new to Chicago and ready to dive in all the time, and I always point them straight to Acting in Chicago. This market is a unique beast and Agos' book is a huge help to anyone wanting to make a living in this town.” ~ Grace McPhillips, Chicago-based SAG-AFTRA actress and co-director of CAFM

"This book is a must for every actor serious about making acting their business and not just their craft." ~ Janelle Snow, adjunct faculty member, Roosevelt University

"Actors spend many years perfecting their craft, but with Chris Agos' book at their side, they can understand the business instantly. A must read for all actors!" ~ Ted Lega, Executive producer @ Bow+Arrow and Protein Editorial

"Just landed an awesome commercial. Thanks for all of your instruction and guidance that helped me land this gig. I owe you a lot.” ~ Nick Bailey, Chicago-based actor

"Outside of Betty Crocker and the Bible, no other book has helped me more." ~ Janice Culver, Chicago-based actress.

Publication Date:
0982886330 / 9780982886335
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White with Bleed
Related Categories:
Performing Arts / Acting & Auditioning

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