The Aspiring Actors Handbook

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THE Book for any Aspiring Actor
Or for those who want to know what a “working” actor’s life is all about

“The Aspiring Actor’s Handbook tells it like it is… what it takes to live the life of an actor. More than just talent – it takes guts. Be prepared. Know what’s ahead in this life you’ve chosen. Knowledge is power. Read the book. Enjoy the journey. Good luck.”
Bryan Cranston: Star of “Breaking Bad”

 The Aspiring Actors Handbook, Debbie Zipp, The Three Tomatoes

If you know a young person who has visions of stardom dancing in their heads, here is the perfect gift – The Aspiring Actors Handbook. Debbie Zipp and Molly Cheek (both of whom boast extensive TV and film credits) not only provide their experience and wisdom, but they asked 20 other veteran actors to contribute their real-world advice. Debbie says, “It’s the advice from the big sisters we wished we’d had.”

Contributions from actresses like Dee Wallace and Beth Grant, (whose faces and resumes will be immediately recognizable), reassure wishful, would-be actors that there is indeed room for them in the vast expanse between Starving Artist and Angelina Jolie. These successful working actors share with aspiring high-school and college thespians their personal stories, advice and counsel on getting a career started, managing finances, handling the various “handlers” one encounters, dealing with disappointment, sex in the workplace and, most of all, maintaining integrity in the Great Unknown of Show Business.

Written originally as a mentoring companion targeting high school and college-aged performers, the insights, personal stories and advice imparted in “The Aspiring Actor’s Handbook” speak to anyone, newcomer or veteran, who needs a reminder that they are not alone navigating their career through uncertain waters. Recognizing the universality of self-doubt, mis-steps, and disappointment as well as triumphs big and small, this book has the feel of a safe refuge that you can carry along with you; always there for real-life support and encouragement.

What we really loved about the book is that none of the contributors are “super stars”, but all are working actors who have earned their living doing what they love. It’s a great read for anyone who’s fascinated with what it’s really like to be a working actor.  Learn more and buy the book.


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