Thursday, September 24, 2009

Thurs, Oct 1st @ 6:00 PM: (FREE Event) How to Manage Your Own Acting Career... Talk and Q&A at The Drama Book Shop

Time: Thursday, October 1, 2009 6:00 p.m.
Location: The Drama Book Shop, 250 West 40th Street, New York, NY 10018
Title of Event: Acting in Young Hollywood

Talent Manager Frederick Levy shares his secrets for launching a successful acting career. The author of Acting in Young Hollywood: A Career guide for Kids, Teens, and Adults Who Play Young Too will be revealing his trade secrets for navigating the complex world of stage and screen acting. From how to break in and how to get ahead to working with reps and creating longevity in your career, Frederick will answer all your questions about the business of show for actors of all ages. Following this lively discussion, Frederick will sign copies of his new book.

About the Author:
FREDERICK LEVY is the author of five books and the owner of Management 101, a Los Angeles based talent management company. He also develops and produces film and television, and has been a featured guest on Entertainment Tonight, CNN, Fox News, MTV and VH1.

About the Book:
Acting in Young Hollywood: A Career Guide for Kids, Teens and Adults who Play Young Too

It is the dream of many kids, tweens and teens—landing a role on a TV series or starring in a feature film. With franchises such as Hannah Montana, iCarly, Gossip Girl and High School Musical, there has never been a better time for aspiring child and teen actors to break into show business—but the path to stardom can be notoriously harsh.

Enter Frederick Levy, top talent manager and sympathetic advocate for young stage and screen actors across the country. His new book Acting in Young Hollywood: A Career Guide for Kids, Teens and Adults Who Play Young Too (Watson Guptill, $18.99, September 2009), Levy advises on everything from headshots and reels to the role of agents, managers and parents to auditions and booking a job. Levy covers all the bases from how to get started finding basic training and representation all the way through managing your career and harnessing the power of publicity. Filled with inspiring anecdotes about the biz, this book entertains readers while offering sound, proven advice from not only the author but also other actors, acting coaches, agents and casting directors. In addition, Levy provides a comprehensive appendix filled with contact information for talent agencies, management companies, unions, studios and more.

With Acting in Young Hollywood as a guide anyone can successfully navigate the complex world of child acting and find fulfillment and lucrative opportunities.

Acting in Young Hollywood: A Career Guide for Kids, Teens and Adults who Play Young Too
by Frederick Levy
Back Stage Books, 2009
Paper: $18.99

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