The Actor's Encyclopedia of Casting Directors: Conversations with Over 100 Casting Directors on How to Get the Job

The Actor's Encyclopedia of Casting Directors: Conversations with Over 100 Casting Directors on How to Get the Job

by Karen Kondazian

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Karen Kondazian's newly revised and edited 'The Actor's Encyclopedia of Casting Directors,' compiles valuable inside information from over 100 premier casting directors, as regards to both Hollywood and New York film, television, theater and commercial auditioning. Bonus conversations included are discussions on film acting, with award-winning directors James Cameron and John Woo - and interviews with renowned acting coaches 'to the stars,' Larry Moss, Milton Katselas and Jeff Corey.

Great casting directors have the talent to identify which actor will fit that 'one role,' filtering through hundreds of 'potentials,' eventually delivering that actor into the hands of the decision makers. This in-depth book about the casting process informs actors what it's like to be on the other side of the desk, what each casting director likes, dislikes and is searching for in the audition process.

'The Actor's Encyclopedia of Casting Directors' exists to educate, inspire and empower actors because far too much in this business is out of their control. You have at your fingertips an invaluable resource that serves the actor in any number of ways - one unique example being, it includes a photo of each casting director. (How many actors are in a daze when they walk into the audition room wondering if they are auditioning for the casting director or their assistant - now they will know).

Karen Kondazian's experience as an award-winning actor and author ('The Whip,' inspired by a true story) and her previous long running column for 'Backstage,' enabled her to ask questions on behalf of actors everywhere. The answers Kondazian has garnered for this book will hopefully give the actor real knowledge and confidence, so that when they walk out of the audition room, they know that they did their best.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781783018376
Publisher: Karen Kondazian
Publication date: 01/11/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

Karen Kondazian's career as an actor, author and producer, started early in life... At the age of eight, Karen was chosen to be one of the infamous children on Art Linkletter's famous "Kids Say the Darndest Things." The opportunity to miss school during tapings was all it took for Karen to abandon her life's goal of becoming a CIA spy and focus on acting. She was born in Boston, completing her education at The University of Vienna and The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, after which she began her acting career in New York. Her first professional work was in the Off Broadway, award-winning production of Michael Cacoyannis' "The Trojan Women," later winning the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Actress in "The Rose Tattoo." Tennessee Williams, after seeing her work, was so impressed that he gave her carte blanche to produce any of his plays in his lifetime. Other award-winning performances include "Sweet Bird of Youth" (with Ed Harris), "Vieux Carre" (with Ray Stricklyn) and Maria Callas in "Master Class." On television, she has appeared as a series regular lead in CBS's "Shannon," and also guest starred in over 50 television shows and films including: "James Dean" (with James Franco) and "Yes Giorgio" (with Luciano Pavarotti). She is a lifetime member of the Actors Studio and a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. As an author, Kondazian is a multi-award winning novelist. Her debut novel, "The Whip," won the USA News Book Award (Best Historical Fiction), Readers Favorite Award (Best Western Fiction), among other awards. The book was also featured on the cover of Publishers Weekly and is a screenplay.

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