The Actor's Mindset: Acting as a Craft, Discipline and Business (Paperback)

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The Actor's Mindset: Acting as a Craft, Discipline, and Businessuniquely prepares actors to live a full, successful life as a performing artist. While most acting books focus on either the art or the business of entertainment, Archibald looks at the entire picture of what it means to be an actor, focusing on the foundations of both the artist and the entrepreneur to guarantee a complete and fully functioning approach to a career. The Actor's Mindset is divided into three distinct parts: "The Craft," "The Discipline," and "The Business." Archibald's unique experience as both an actor and a coach gives him an unparalleled perspective on the current industry landscape. While classic method texts still circulate, and there are actors who have written books that address craft, none have Archibald's depth of knowledge and experience in coaching, nor approach the art from a professional standpoint instead of solely an instructional one. The success of Craig's approach is exemplified by the success of his clients, a roster that includes Constance Wu, John Slattery, and two-time Academy Award Nominee Dan Futterman.

About the Author

Archibald's studio has honed the talents of some of today's brightest stars, who he guides to wins and nominations at the Golden Globes, SAG Awards, Oscars, and Emmys. Over the course of his decades as a coach, he has worked with more than seven hundred actors in Los Angeles and Manhattan and is often working with a rotation of two hundred distinct clients at any given time. Archibald is an actor himself and appeared as Christopher Isherwood in the Academy Award-winning film Capote. He is also a lifetime member of the Actors Studio.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781493063345
ISBN-10: 1493063340
Publisher: Applause Books
Publication Date: April 15th, 2022
Pages: 230
Language: English