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Publisher's Summary

Philip Carlson was the first agent to sign Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Billy Crudup, Liev Schreiber, Claire Danes, Idris Elba, Kyra Sedgwick, Adrien Grenier, and Paul Giamatti. He has represented Viola Davis, Kathy Bates, Brian Dennehy, and W.H. Macy among many and gifted others. He shares his practical trade secrets in this extraordinarily comprehensive guide on how to get into show business.
Topics include:



The schools
The business
Showcases
Casting directors
Agents
Auditions
Which coast?
Producers
Staying real
Negotiating 101
Where do I fit?
Movies
TV: Where the real money is (these days)
And more!

©2017 Philip Carlson (P)2017 Philip Carlson
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Critic Reviews

"Philip Carlson was my 'guide in shining armor!' Smart, honest and hardworking, this book is his thinking and experience on a shelf." (Idris Elba)
"I was so fortunate to have found Philip when I did. I can't imagine a better introduction to the world of acting and the business of getting there." (Liev Schreiber)
"Philip Carlson is one of the wisest people on the subject of building a career that will last. Luck didn't have him representing New York's top character actors; wisdom, intelligence, patience and loyalty did. He was, and is, as good as it gets." (Tim Blake Nelson)
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By Kyle Sutton on 11-02-17

Great read even for a non-beginner

I wish I would have read this five years ago! But wow! What a gracefully straightforward way to put all this information. This book has turned my mentality upside down and has become the catalyst for a shift in career mindset. Thank you Philip for this wonderful book, and the love you put into it.

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By Kartez Jackson on 10-13-17

This book is unbelievable!!!

I started not knowing where to start my career and now I feel armed and ready to face my dreams and goals head on.

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