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Secrets from the Casting Couch: On Camera Strategies For Actors From A Casting Director: Successful Front-of-camera Techniques for Actors (New Mermaids) Paperback – 19 Aug 2009

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  • Paperback: 222 pages
  • Publisher: Methuen Drama (19 Aug. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1408113279
  • ISBN-13: 978-1408113271
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2.5 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 776,835 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'...practical advice for actors from a casting director's point of view...'
--The Stage Website (November 2009)


"Any actor who is serious about his or her career should read this book. I have seen countless actors benefit from Nancy's casting technique classes." - Matthew Stillman, Producer, Casino Royale, Wanted, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. "What is it that a director is looking for from an actor in a casting session? This book, written by someone at the top of their profession, will help you unlock the mysteries of the process" - Peter Webber, Director, Girl with the Pearl Earring "As a director, casting a movie can be a terrifying process. Put the wrong actor in your project and you're sunk. How do you find the right person? How do you know you're seeing the whole picture of their character? Luckily there are casting directors out there doing the legwork, the heavy lifting. And 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 Secrets from the Casting Couch is the first book, written from a casting director's point of view, that teaches the craft of film casting offering specific techniques for working in front of camera.It addresses casting in the internet age, and shows how actors can work with today's technologies to get cast.

Secrets is part how-to book and part workbook, with actual exercises that actors can practice to achieve results in the casting studio. Emmy-award winning Casting Director Nancy Bishop, has a devised an approach to casting derived through years of working in the casting studio, and through her internationally recognized master classes, which she teaches throughout Europe and the US.

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