Acting Career Basics

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About the author:
Donise L. Hardy, CSA, began her casting career in San Francisco in 1991; three years later, she established her Los Angeles firm. In 1999, a move to Austin quickly positioned Donise as the busiest commercial casting director in the State of Texas.

Donise has cast hundreds of commercials, dozens of films and industrials during her 25+ year career.

Before taking her career to new heights, Donise was a high-fashion model, a print model, an extra, an actor, a baby booker, a talent agent and an extras casting director giving her a unique perspective on casting.

Throughout her career, Donise has taught classes, specializing in commercial audition technique. Her classes are in high demand and are recommended by agents, coaches, talent and moms throughout the state. Having conducted hundreds of thousands of auditions, gives her a special insight into the process.

Acting Career Basics

On-Camera Audition & Industry Tips

Authored by Donise L. Hardy

"Acting Career Basics" is a must-read for any actor who wants to improve his or her chances of being invited to an audition and landing the role. From choosing a headshot, signing with an agent, and auditioning for a part, "Acting Career Basics" gives on-screen actors of all experience levels an inside look into the profession. Donise L. Hardy, CSA, a successful principal casting director of 25+ years, who teaches sold-out commercial audition classes, brings her expertise in all aspects of the on-screen performance business and shares her vast insider knowledge with readers. The book includes information about headshots, resumes, kids in the business, agents, training and coaches, auditions, callbacks, marketing, and other critical information about working on a set.

Publication Date:
1535363282 / 9781535363280
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Performing Arts / Acting & Auditioning

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