Jen Rudin, author of Confessions of a Casting Director

Event date: 
Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 6:30pm

A Room of One's Own is looking forward to welcoming film industry professional Jen Rudin to our store for a reading, book-signing, and--most exciting for those aspiring actors out there--Q&A! She will be discussing her new book Confessions of a Casting Director: Help Actors Land Any Role with Secrets from Inside the Audition Room.

 

Jen Rudin began acting professionally at age 8 following her childhood obsession with The Brady Bunch. Now, as an award-winning Casting Director with over 30 years in show business, she is often asked the same questions from aspiring actors:

 

Do I need an agent?

How do I nail an audition?

Are classes or degrees important?

How do I build my performing arts resume?

 

For the first time, Rudin answers these questions and many more in Confessions of a Casting Director: Help Actors Land Any Role with Secrets from Inside the Audition Room (It Books; trade paperback original; $19.99; on-sale: December 17, 2013). Rudin’s first book is an informative, comprehensive guide on how to succeed in the film, television, and theatre businesses, as well as commercials and voiceovers, reality television, and the growing trend of web series and instant YouTube fame.

 

Confessions of a Casting Director is packed with information that aspiring actors clamor for. This up-to-the-minute advice from an expert who has worked in every facet of the entertainment industry is essential for anyone pursuing an acting career, or for stage parents with children who are interested in acting. The book covers such topics as:

 

·         finding an agent or manager and the difference between the two

·         detailed audition preparation with tips for musical theater, television (including commercials and reality TV) and film, voiceovers, animated movies, and web series

·         using technology and social media to your advantage

·         the demanding world of child acting and how parents can help their children thrive

·         the pros and cons of living in New York versus LA

·         and how to turn a call-back into an offer for the role.

 

Every actor should walk into an audition room feeling confident and prepared, and Rudin’s book is full of the dos and don’ts and insider secrets to help turn rejection into that first big break. Complete with checklists, easy-to-follow game plans, and advice from real actors, agents, and industry professionals, Confessions of a Casting Director is like having a private audition coach in your back pocket.

Event address: 
315 W. Gorham St.
53703-2218 Madison
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Confessions of a Casting Director: Help Actors Land Any Role with Secrets from Inside the Audition Room Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062292094
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Published: It Books - December 17th, 2013