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The complete guide to building your acting career

Based on in-depth interviews with dozens of industry insiders, including agents, casting directors and successful actors.

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5 star Amazon reviewed

Build confidence and get control over your career

  • DEVELOP MINDSETS AND HABITS FOR SUCCESS USED BY TOP ACTORS

  • SET GOALS AND PLAN STEPS TO ACCELERATE YOUR CAREER

  • MASTER THE SIX WAYS TO FIND WORK

  • LEARN AUDITIONING DO'S AND DON'TS STRAIGHT FROM CASTING TEAMS

  • ORGANISE YOUR MONEY AND TAX

  • STAY BOUYANT AND BUSY DURING SLOWER PERIODS

What readers say

"Packed full of wisdom"

"Bible is the right word - this book is a sacred text that I know I’ll continue to read throughout my career for guidance, support and strength! Packed full of so much wisdom and thoughtful advice - it’s definitely a book that can be repeatedly dipped into in times of need. Praise be to Rob Ostlere for putting together this comforting and enlightening guide."

Amazon reviewer

"Industry experts"

"The author has drawn on the opinions of 75 people drawn from casting directors, agents, producers, directors, industry experts and a range of experienced and successful actors. He liberally garnishes the book with soundbites from these wily experts. Should you be about to start out in the acting profession, there will be much to learn from this handy guide."

British Theatre Guide

"The best career advice"

"This book is without doubt the best Performing arts career advice reference and value for money I have ever purchased! I would highly recommend anyone who wants to get in to or is already in the Performing Arts to take reading this book very seriously. You will not regret reading it, trust me!"

Amazon reviewer

From the Blog

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Industry insiders' top 5 tips on successfully emailing casting directors

Sending out reams of emails and not getting anywhere can be a touch dispiriting. But with these tips from industry interviewees, you’ll soon be creating eye-catching emails.

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10 steps to launching your acting career from scratch

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Key mindsets for success - Part 1: Patience

Acting can test your patience in many ways. Here, the industry experts interviewed for The Actor's Career Bible offer inspiration, encouraging you to develop patience as a key mindset for success.

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