Secrets from the Casting Couch by Nancy Bishop
On Camera Strategies for Actors from a Casting Director (New Mermaids)

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"Any actor who is serious about his or her career should read this book" Matthew Stillman, Producer: Casino Royale, Wanted, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.

"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? … 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

Why is it that so many good actors don't perform well at castings? Secrets from the Casting Couch gives practical advice for actors, written from a casting director's point of view, teaching the craft of film casting in front of camera. It shows how actors can work with today's internet technologies to get cast and features advice and actual exercises that achieve results in the casting studio. Emmy-award nominated casting director Nancy Bishop C.SA., has developed a successful approach through many years experience of working in the casting studio. The author also runs internationally recognised master classes throughout Europe and the US and is the head of the Prague Film School Acting Department.


About Nancy Bishop

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Emmy-award nominated Casting Director, Nancy Bishop, C.S.A, has castsupporting talent on over fifty major projects. Her credits includemajor 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. Shehas worked with such major directors as Roman Polanski, and JoelSchumacher, and legendary producers such as Stephen Spielberg, andJackie Chan.
Published August 19, 2009 by Methuen Drama. 225 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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