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Actor's Guide to Auditions & Interviews: Third Edition    by Margo Annett order for
Actor's Guide to Auditions & Interviews
by Margo Annett
Order:  USA  Can
A & C Black, 2004 (2002)
* * *   Reviewed by Ayesha Baumgartner

This book provides a realistic, down to earth and comprehensive study of the auditioning process. Of particular benefit is the section on how to master nervousness, to better prepare for auditions and interviews. There are also many answers to questions that actors and others involved in the entertainment industry have about the casting process.

With tips from professionals in the entertainment industry, Margo Annett succeeds in closing the gap between actors and those involved in productions, making the journey of auditioning and preparation a smooth and more enjoyable one for actors and those casting for productions. Tips on how to master one's nerves and skills in a 'pressure' environment teach readers to take charge of their situation through their choices, and thus control their destiny. Annett presents information and techniques on how to succeed in interviews and auditions, while maintaining one's dignity and sense of self-worth. Tips from professionals range from how to put together pictures and CVs, to auditioning for theater, commercials, voice-overs, radio, as well as a TV presenter.

Annett's advice is straight to the point - through her professional experience in the industry, she helps actors deliver their best in a field filled with uncertainty. Actor's Guide to Auditions & Interviews is a valuable and insightful guide both for working actors and for those starting out in the entertainment field.

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