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How NOT to Audition:  Avoiding the Common Mistakes Most Actors Make

How NOT to Audition: Avoiding the Common Mistakes Most Actors Make
Ellie Kanner and Denny Martin Flinn
Hollywood : Loan Eagle Publishing Company, 2003
PN2071 .A92 K34 2003

Acting skills and auditioning skills are completely different. Unfortunately most schools only teach the former. But without the latter your talent may forever be undiscovered.

Ellie Kanner’s and Denny Martin Flinn’s book is mandatory reading for any actor smart enough to realize that it all starts with the audition and can just as easily end there. How NOT to Audition is the definitive guide to successfully navigating the complicated maze of auditions and landing that all-important role.

Kanner and Flinn share the common errors that most inexperienced actors make; they offer details on proper etiquette for auditions and cold readings and include strategies and techniques that can help any actor land a job in film, television, commercials or theatre. While Kanner and Flinn can’t guarantee actors a gig, they can guarantee that if actors follow these simple guidelines, they will have a more successful auditioning experience.

Written with an edge and sense of humor, the book will steer the reader through general interviews, open- calls, pre-reads, callbacks, studio and network tests.

Ellie Kanner has been a casting director for the past 14 years. She cast the pilots of Friends , The Drew Cary Show, The Dead Zone, and co-cast HBO’s Sex and the City among others. She is also the co-author of Next! An Actors Guide to Auditioning and directed the feature film Face to Face and an episode of The Division for Lifetime. Denny Martin Flinn is a produced screenwriter, film executive and the author of How NOT to Write a Screenplay.

Quoted from dust jacket.