ACTING: Make It Your Business

How to Avoid Mistakes and Achieve Success as a Working Actor





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ACTING: Make It Your Business has been adopted as required reading at BFA and MFA performing arts / actor training programs of over two-dozen universities. Plus, independent acting studios institute ACTING: Make It Your Business into their curriculum. An excellent resource for students in Acting I and II, Auditions, and Business of Acting courses, ACTING: Make It Your Business provides readers with invaluable tools to build a successful, long-lasting acting career.

430 Pages 42 B/W Illustrations

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Author, casting director and director Paul Russell offers performing arts educators and their students master classes in-person or via live video visits. Russell has been a guest artist in residence and a master class instructor on numerous campuses including; Yale, Rutgers, Elon, University of The Arts, Wright State University, Illinois Weslyan University, Louisiana State University, Temple University and Emory and Henry College. Click here for overview & information.



"I must tell you that I had my “Business of Acting” (BFA Seniors) class do book reports on a variety of “business of acting” books and your’s came out a clear winner—

considered to be essential for their bookshelves!"

-- Dr. Nina LeNoir, Department Chair
Department of Theatre
Chapman University

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