From getting discovered to landing your dream audition and role, this is the ultimate step-by-step, no luck required guide to becoming a successful actor and model.
Aaron Marcus has booked over 1,200 acting and modeling jobs in over 30 years as a full-time actor and model.
This book explains how he did it, and how you can too.
Proven ways to get started as an actor and model - so you can begin booking jobs and making money right away
How to grab the attention of agents with eye-catching head shots and commercial photos
Auditioning techniques and secrets that have helped Aaron book roles on House of Cards, Law & Order: CI, Gotham, Coca-Cola and more!
How to jump start your career from getting extra work to booking recurring roles on major TV shows and Feature Films
President of FunnyFaceToday, Inc. (FFT) - New York
CSA WGA, Former Executive Head of TV Casting and Feature Film Consultant for MGM Studies - Los Angeles
Joe Henson Photography - New York
Actor & Model - Maryland
Marc S. Soper
Agency Director of Carolina Talent, Inc.- North Carolina
Aaron Marcus has been a full-time actor and commercial model for over 30 years. He has booked over 1,200 jobs to date. He has been cast in TV, film, voice-overs, print and commercials for projects including Gotham, House of Cards, Coca-Cola, Philomena, Halt and Catch Fire, Do No Harm, The Wire, Nationwide, Acura, The West Wing, Showtime, Crayola Crayons, Campbell's, McDonald's, AT&T, Molson Beer, LifeSavers, Marriott, Hertz, K-Mart, Project Almanac, Eugene, Homicide: Life on the Street, Law & Order: CI, 11, Stage Fright, Rectify, Neiman Marcus, GNC, USPS and Disney World.
Aaron has given over 600 Book the Job acting and modeling workshops spanning 3 continents. He also offers monthly online acting and modeling workshops, as well as private mentoring programs.
He is the founder of www.howtoactandmodel.org
“I have been very fortunate to have been a full-time actor and commercial model for over 30 years now and I have booked more than 1,200 jobs so far. I love sharing insider information from all of my experiences. In this book you will learn practical and realistic information that will save you years and years of guess work and doing things by trial and error. Buying this book will give you your greatest chance for success and be the best investment you will make.”
1. Create Effective Photos and Resumes
Learn how to create effective head shots and eye-catching commercial photos. In our industry, a picture is worth more than a thousand words. It could be worth tens of millions of dollars. Without great photos, it is extremely hard to get representation, get submited for projects and book jobs. So, after reading this book, you will know:
2. Market Yourself
Be proactive. Even if you have an agent, you need to know how to find the right people to send your materials to, learn about acting and modeling jobs in your area, create a strong cover letter, and understand the best ways to market yourself.
You will also learn a trick Aaron uses that allows you to know if the people you are submitting to have received your information.
Most people assume that actors and models need to wait by their phones or computers to hear about the latest audition or go-see from their agent. But, there is so much more you can do to make work come to you!
3. Find Agents & Photographers
Learn how to find, prepare and properly interview legitimate agents and photographers.
You will not only learn how to find agents, but you will also learn what questions you need to ask them during your meeting. The book also covers what answers you need to listen for to make sure this is the perfect agent for you.
Paying for head shots can be expensive, so you need to make sure you come to the photo shoot incredibly prepared. In the book, you will be given specific exercises that will teach you exactly what you need to do in order to create amazing photos during your session.
4. Memorize Scripts, Contracts & Deal with Nervousness
If you've ever gotten nervous before an audition or on a set, then you will love the special techniques Aaron shares with his readers. These great tips will allow you to use that nervous energy to your advantage and give a great audition.
Memorizing lines can be difficult. This is especially true if you don't have a game plan. This book walks you through how to develop an approach to memorizing lines and rocking your audition.
Before you sign a contract, you need to understand what are potential red-flag items because a contract is a legally-binding document. Aaron explains what you need to do to look out for yourself before signing a contract.
5. Prepare Before Auditions
Congratulations, you have an audition. Getting that opportunity is not something actors or models should take lightly.
Now that you have this amazing chance to act, be filmed or have a still shot taken, make sure you are incredibly prepared to give a great performance.
You will learn specific techniques and things all successful actors and models must do.
You are not just auditioning for this one job, but for many jobs in the future. That is why it is essential you read how to best prepare and get the casting director or photographer to want to bring you back again and again.
6. Home Auditions
Technology has changed drastically over the years. And In certain markets, many actors audition from home and upload their auditions online.
It is essential that all actors and models learn how to properly record auditions or take photos from home. Some actors and models get booked directly from their home auditions.
It is crucial that all actors and models learn exactly what casting directors expect and need to see in a home audition. A poorly taped audition will keep you from getting the job and future castings. A great looking one gives you your best chance of getting cast.
In this book you will learn exactly what equipment is needed and how to save tons of money when buying the equipment.
All of these people have either read Aaron's book, taken his workshop or had a Private Online Mentoring Session with him.