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The Writers Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers

Using mythological allegory to support his theory that many stories can be built on character archetypes, and narrative structures, Christopher Vogler’s The Writer’s Journey, is one of those books writers...

Acting as a Business: Strategies for Success

Brian O’Neil’s ‘Acting As A Business,’ provides novice and old pro thespians with survival guidelines on how to navigate the business side of acting. While other writers on the subject preached patience and a dogged...

An Actor Prepares

One of the first names that comes to mind in the study of acting is the great Russian teacher, Constantin Stanislavski. In his legendary book, ‘The Actor Prepares’ readers discover the humanity of the man as well as his...

Audition

The answer is the Shurtleff connection. The question is, what do Hoffman, Midler, Tomlin, Vereen, Redford, Streisand, David Merrick, Bob Fosse, Andrew Lloyd Webber and more have in common? As a Casting Director, Michael...

The Business of Television

Here’s a list of Ken Basin’s credits and why his ‘Business of Television’ has become the gold standard reference book on the industry he has spent so much of his life in. From Harvard lecturer teaching entertainment and...

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