Veteran character actor David Dean Bottrell draws on his 35-plus tumultuous years of work in the entertainment industry to offer a guide to breaking in, making a living, and making a life in the fabulous trenches of show business. Covers every facet of the business, including: Capturing the perfect headshotStarting (and maintaining) your networkPicking an agentAudition do’s and don’tsJoining the union(s): SAG-AFTRA and Actors Equity Association (AEA)On stage vs. on screen Paying the billsSelf-promotionLate bloomersWhen to get out David Dean Bottrell has worn many different hats during his decades in showbiz: television actor with appearances on Boston Legal, Modern Family, The Blacklist, Mad Men, True Blood, NCIS, and Days of Our Lives; screenwriter for Paramount and Disney; respected acting teacher at UCLA and AADA; and regular expert columnist for esteemed acting site Backstage. In Working Actor, Bottrell offers a how-to manual jammed with practical information and insider advice, essential reading for any artist (aspiring or established) in need of insight or inspiration. Mixing prescriptive advice (´´Getting Started´´, ´´Learning Your Craft´´, ´´Finding an Agent´´) with wisdom drawn from Bottrell´s own professional highs and lows and those of his acting compatriots, this book´s humorous, tell-it-like-it-is tone is a must-have guide for anyone hoping to successfully navigate show business. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Dean Bottrell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/006712/bk_rand_006712_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A lively and revealing biography of Andy Griffith and Don Knotts, celebrating the powerful real-life friendship behind one of America´s most iconic television programs. Andy Griffith and Don Knotts met on Broadway in the 1950s. When Andy went to Hollywood to film a TV pilot about a small-town sheriff, Don called to ask if the sheriff could use a deputy. The comedic synergy between Sheriff Andy Taylor and Deputy Barney Fife ignited The Andy Griffith Show, elevating a folksy sitcom into a timeless study of human friendship, as potent off the screen as on. Andy and Don - fellow Southerners born into poverty and raised among scofflaws, bullies, and drunks - captured the hearts of Americans across the country as they rocked lazily on the front porch, meditating about the simple pleasure of a bottle of pop. But behind this sleepy, small-town charm, de Visé´s exclusive reporting reveals explosions of violent temper, bouts of crippling neurosis, and all-too-human struggles with the temptations of fame. Andy and Don chronicles unspoken rivalries, passionate affairs, unrequited loves, and friendships lost and regained. Although Andy and Don ended their Mayberry partnership in 1965, they remained best friends for the next half century, with Andy visiting Don at his deathbed. Written by Don Knotts´ brother-in-law and featuring extensive unpublished interviews with those closest to both men, Andy and Don is the definitive literary work on the legacy of The Andy Griffith Show and a provocative and an entertaining listen about two of America´s most enduring stars. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Newbern. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007274/bk_sans_007274_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Der Film des Jahrzehnts ... das spektakuläre Original. Alle Augen schauen auf Burbank - Truman Burbank. Man muss einfach dabei sein - und mit der Special-Collector-DVD-Edition einen neuen, frischen Blick auf diesen großartigen Film vonRegisseur Peter Weir (Gallipoli, Der einzige Zeuge) werfen! Truman (Jim Carrey) ist gerade dabei zu entdecken, was eigentlich abnormal an seinem scheinbar so normalen Leben ist. Was er - noch nicht - weiß: Sein ganzes Leben ist eineReality-TV-Show, aufgezeichnet und ausgestrahlt, damit die Welt zuschauen kann. Das einfallsreiche Leinwand-Genie Jim Carrey (Lemony Snicket - Rätselhafte Ereignisse) unterhält und bewegt in diesem außergewöhnlichen Film mit Ed Harris,Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich, Holland Taylor und Peter Krause.
Official companion book to the hugely successful TV series, showcasing spectacular concept art and candid behind-the-scenes photography, accompanied by quotes from the showrunners. The Expanse is a modern TV revelation. Adapted from the hugely popular novels by James S. A. Corey, this Hugo Award-winning story of conspiracy, adventure and intrigue in a galaxy tearing itself apart through civil war has captivated audiences worldwide with its high-concept vision of the future. The Art and Making of The Expanse goes behind the scenes of the first three seasons of the show, exploring how the bestselling books were turned into one of the most highly regarded science fiction TV series of the 21st century. Packed with stunning concept art and compelling photography, the cast, crew and creators reveal the ideas, processes, inspirations and obstacles behind the making of this massively popular series.
The official, fully illustrated, behind-the-scenes companion to the first two seasons of the hit Starz television series based on Diana Gabaldon´s bestselling Outlander novels. It was only a matter of time before Diana Gabaldon´s bestselling Outlander saga made the leap from book to hit TV series, and the millions of readers captivated by the epic romance of Claire Beauchamp Randall and Jamie Fraser have eagerly followed. Now the must-watch drama has inspired this must-have guide, which reveals that it takes a village (or perhaps a Scottish isle) to bring the breathtaking world of Outlander to life in front of our eyes. Spanning the first two seasons of the Starz network sensation, The Making of Outlander leads readers behind the scenes and straight into the action as cast members, writers, producers, musicians, costume designers, set decorators, technicians, and more share the many adventures and challenges they face to make this sweeping saga come alive on the screen. In exclusive interviews, the show´s stars, including Caitriona Balfe (Claire), Sam Heughan (Jamie), and Tobias Menzies (Frank Randall/Black Jack Randall), discuss the daunting task of embodying some of fiction´s most beloved characters-and satisfying the high expectations of devoted Outlander readers. Executive producer and showrunner Ronald D. Moore looks at the inner workings of the writers´ room, shares his crew´s travels to the authentic overseas locations, and chronicles the brainstorming, building, breakneck pacing, and boundless energy that make everything from the show´s architecture to its outfits period-perfect. In addition, the book examines all the Outlander episodes through exclusive interviews with their writers and directors, providing fascinating facts into the making of each hour. Best of all, The Making of Outlander offers a veritable feast of lavish photographs-including an array of images spotlighting the stars in all their characters´ grandeur and up-close personal portraits. Featuring an introduction by Diana Gabaldon herself, this magnificent insider´s look at the world of the Outlander TV series is the companion all fans will want by their side.
When he retired in 2018 Pat Marry had been instrumental in solving dozens of serious crimes, including many murders. But as a newly qualified garda in 1985, Marry had no idea how to become a detective. He soon realised he would have to learn on the job - put himself forward and show that he had what it took. Taking initiative, following up hunches (even far-fetched ones), obsessing about details, trying new investigative techniques, thinking laterally - these were essential. In addition, you had to be a bit of a psychologist. The Making of a Detective follows Pat Marry´s path from rookie to Detective Inspector through the stories of key cases he worked on and investigations he led. It includes high profile cases like Rachel Calally´s murder by her husband Joe O´Reilly. But there are also stories that have faded from public memory, such as the 1990 murder of Marilyn Rynn, which involved the first use of DNA evidence to solve a crime in Ireland. Or the 2001 murder of Mary Gough, a case solved mainly by scrutinizing her husband´s internet use - then a new investigative tool. The Making of a Detective is a unique and gripping insight into the work of a dedicated garda operating at the very top of his profession.