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This step by step guide on how to navigate the New York market as an actor in invaluable for anyone who wants to make it in the big apple. In addition to practical direction on what to DO , this unique book give you coaching on who to BE. How to find that source of inspiration and passion, your DreamSource, that will empower you to have a career of your dreams, while simultaneously paying your rent!
Hands down THE BEST resource for actors moving to (or even currently in) NYC. As opposed to other “how to be an actor” books, which emphasize the difficulty, small odds of success, etc., this book works hard to, in the authors’ words, take as much chance and “luck” out of the equation as possible in order to gain more control over your own career in a realm where that doesn’t always feel like a possibility. “So You Wanna…” is both reassuring and to the point, focusing on what you, as an actor, can do to make a living and accomplish your goals, approaching it like a small business which, in essence, it is, helping you with everything from marketing to taxes to finding fulfillment artistically. All of this is done in an engaging, entertaining, and easy to understand, conversational manner, as if the reader was in a one-on-one session with a pro (which both Olivieri & Herman-Saccio are). Seriously, I cannot recommend this book enough!
A Five Star Rating for a Book About Running a Five Star Biz!
on October 23, 2010
Over the years, I’ve spent ample amounts of time reading a myriad of acting books – from both printed and e-book sources – on the The Business of “The Business.” Knowing that we, as actors in “the field” today, are no less “entrepreneurs” than the talented cook that opens his own restaurant (nevertheless, in a city that’s already full of thousands of already established, remarkable restaurants, owned by other variously talented cooks…see the parallel?…eh?), we must continue to challenge ourselves, improving our craft – our acting technique – yes, but…we must also work as our own CEO and run our business – our advertising, our public relations/reputation-building, our excellent and always positive customer relations – as effectively as possible. Because we not only want to be a working actor. We want to a paid actor. And in order to do so, we must be able to run our business effectively while simultaneously continuing to grow as an actor, challenging ourselves to be the best from day to day (which is what’s so FUN and makes us want to be a member of the greatest career in the world, right?!).
A Must Read for NY Actors
on May 17, 2010
By dh johnson
As an actor, I’ve read many “How To” books about acting. “How to Prepare…,” “How to Survive…,” “How to Break Into…,” there are dozens of books for New York actors to choose from. Most all of these books teach the same basic lessons and include a few insider tricks that are omitted by nearly all of the University and College Drama departments. And nearly all of them are much too long and rarely get straight to the points of reality for which we bought the book.
Buy this book TODAY!
on September 9, 2010
By Jerry SIpp
This book gave me the confidence to move to New York City to pursue my dream. The combination of practical business advice and on how to stay positive and sane in this crazy business is invaluable. I devoured the book in the first 24 hours of purchasing it, and have reread it several times. Have your highlighter ready, there are many sections you will want to refer to again and again. Thank you to actor Guy Olivieri and manager Josselyne Herman-Saccio for sharing their dual perspective with all of us. This book gives you the confidence and an action plan to succeed in The Big Apple. I gotta go, Guy and Josselyne’s book has given me lots of assignments to make my career take off! See you in the City!
FABULOUS READ FOR NY ACTORS
on May 27, 2010
By Laura Traellon
I have personally bought almost every book you can imagine in Barnes and Nobles about Acting and the business, and I didn’t think there was anything else I could possibly learn from a book till I read “So You Wanna Be a New York Actor?”. It’s not only inspiring but very practical. There are tangible things you can go out and produce as well as empowering words that will make you feel like your career is back in your hands. Get it and use it and I can’t see how you wouldn’t produce results! A definite must-read for both new and established NY actors.
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