'If you're working with Nancy Bishop you know you're in good, accomplished hands, whether you're a director or an actor.' - Neil Burger, Director of The Illusionist
Auditioning for Film and Television is a must-have book and video guide for actors, written from the perspective of a Casting Director and offering practical advice on audition technique, scene analysis, online casting and social media.
Auditioning for Film and Television is a practical workbook written from a casting director's point of view that teaches actors the craft of film auditioning in front of the camera. It shows actors how to use today's internet technologies to advance their careers and features success strategies and actual exercises to achieve results in the casting studio.
A new edition of the popular Secrets from the Casting Couch, and now including video, Auditioning for Film and Television includes commentary, analysis and questions in workbook form for scenes from many celebrated films; exercises for actors to practise in front of a camera; and advice on career advancement and marketing in the age of social media.
Nancy Bishop C.S.A is an Emmy award-nominated casting director who has cast supporting talent on over sixty projects. Her credits include major studio pictures such as Wanted (Universal), Alien Vs. Predator (Fox), Hellboy (Revolution), Eurotrip (Dreamworks), and Prince Caspian (Disney), as well as TV series such as Revelations (NBC), Charles II (BBC), and Anne Frank. She has worked with such major directors as Roman Polanski, and Joel Schumacher, and legendary producers such as Steven Spielberg, and Jackie Chan. Nancy teaches her proven film acting technique at master classes throughout Europe and the US. She is also Head of Acting for Film at the Prague Film School.
Preface Acknowledgements Introduction PART ONE Audition Success Strategies Chapter 1 Enjoy Auditioning Chapter 2 Prepare Chapter 3 Make Choices Chapter 4 Determine the Stakes Chapter 5 Tell the Story Chapter 6 Act and React in the Moment Chapter 7 Play in the Eyes Chapter 8 Possess an Inner Monologue Chapter 9 Commit to the Scene Chapter 10 Stake a Claim on the Role, take a Risk Chapter 11 Listen Chapter 12 Make Your Own Work PART TWO Actor Marketing in the Internet Age Chapter 13 Archetype as Branding Chapter 14 Winning Headshots Chapter 15 CV or Resume Chapter 16 Show Reels and Video Clips Chapter 19 Social Media Chapter 20 IMDb: We Love It, We Hate It PART THREE The World Market Chapter 21 Where to Live as an Actor and Other Conundrums Chapter 22 Success Stories: Actors Who Live and Work Internationally Chapter 23 Regional Casting Directors PART FOUR Perspectives From the Other Side of the Looking Glass Chapter 24 The Casting Director is on Your Side Chapter 25 Showbiz Ain't Fair PART FIVE Frequently Asked Questions: The Nuts and Bolts Of Casting Chapter 26 Frequently asked Questions About Auditioning Chapter 27 Frequently Asked Questions about Casting Directors, Agents and Managers PART SIX Practical Exercises Exercise 1 Pre-casting Warm Up Exercise 2 Telling a Story Exercise 3 Blank Scenes Exercise 4 Listening and the Inner Monologue Exercise 5 `Over There' Exercise 6 Improvisation/Playing the Objective Chapter 17 The Self-taped Audition Chapter 18 Internet Casting and Online Presence Exercise 7 Telephone Conversation Exercise 8 `Get Out of the Chair' Exercise 9 Sight Reading Techniques PART SEVEN Scene Analysis Scene I Mirrors Scene II 360 Scene III Crossing Lines Scene IV Crossing Lines, second scene Bibliography Index