Books for actors April edition

I read….a lot. I listen to a ton of audiobooks. I’m going to highlight some of my favorite books for actors.  Spoiler Alert: some of these are not about acting. I’ll always provide a link to the content.

Acting in Film by Michael Caine is definitely a favorite of mine.  It doesn’t get very heavy into various methods and techniques, but it is extremely informative.  It’s also straightforward and easy to understand. He perfectly explains how to transition from stage work to screen work. There is a certain level of heightened on-set awareness that will come to you, after you read this.

Directors can strongly benefit from reading this, too.

Michael Caine – Acting in Film: An Actor’s Take on Movie Making (The Applause Acting Series) Revised Expanded Edition

Money and time can be big worries for people in our business. It can be hard to find a job that helps you transition from “normal folks” work to acting. I’m willing to bet that you’re a creative person, if you chose this field. Your creativity shouldn’t be limited to your acting.  The 4-hour Workweek by Timothy Ferris is a great book for figuring ways to make money in unconventional and time efficient ways. If you’re making money while you sleep, this journey gets way easier.

The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated)

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Last, but not least. This book isn’t very well-known, but it’s a good starter book for those of you with networking issues. Do you ever ask “why would anyone want to talk with me?”. Networking is essential to our business. How to Be The Most Engaging Person In The Room by Jordan Gray explains how to be more interesting in networking settings. It can help you be engaging, without being annoying. At the time of this post, the kindle version was only 99 cents.

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How To Be The Most Engaging Person In The Room… Every Time

There will be way more reading recommendations. Stay tuned.