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Foreword Acknowledgments 1. There's No Business Like Show Business Historical background. The typical actor. Disadvantages. Advantages. Personal requirements. Paradoxes of the business. Job opportunities. Adjustment. Trends. The effects of technology. 2. Getting Started Working at working. The paperwork. The personal interview. The audition. Some final hints. 3. Where the Jobs Are--and How Much They Pay Broadway. Regional theatre. Dinner theatres. Off-Broadway. Off-Off Broadway. Stock. Children's theatre. Business theatre. Films for theatres and television. Radio. Television. 4. State of the Unions Why were the unions formed? Will joining a union get you a job? What do the unions do? How are the unions governed? When and how do you join? Survival. Rules of the game. 5. What about Agents? Do you need an agent? Exclusive management or freelance? Why is it important to deal with franchised agents? How much do you pay? Things to remember. Personal managers. Independent casting directors. Some words of warning. 6. School Daze Choosing a school. Acting classes. 7. Going for It! Regional theatres. Opportunities for minorities and women. Related fields. 8. Retirement 9. Northern Exposure Canadian Actors' Equity Association. Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television, and Radio Artists, Runaway production. 10. A Final Word Appendix A: Related Reading Appendix B: Organizations Appendix C: Additional Sources of Information Appendix D: Equity Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) Companies
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Acting -- Vocational guidance -- United States.