The Business of Show (Paperback)

A Guide to the Entertainment Business for the Performing Artist

By Michael Cassara C. S. a. (Foreword by), Adam Cates

Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 9781499236415, 238pp.

Publication Date: August 22, 2014

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'THE BUSINESS OF SHOW: A Guide to the Entertainment Business for the Performing Artist' contains vital information for the career-driven performer venturing down the professional path. More than 90 successful actors, singers, dancers, directors, choreographers, artistic directors, producers, agents, and casting directors contribute current insightful facts about working in today's entertainment industry. A wealth of topics-marketing, networking, type, strategy, auditions, education, where the work is, rejection, contract negotiations, rehearsal protocol, understudies, unions, agents, managers, tax deductions, professional conduct, survival jobs, career longevity, career transition, and much more-are made accessible through humor, real stories, and to-the-point advice. With a fresh and honest focus, THE BUSINESS OF SHOW will prepare you to pursue your dreams of working in "the biz" with passion and, more than ever, a comprehensive understanding of the business side.

About the Author

Author Adam Cates has built a career in the arts as a performer, choreographer, director, and educator with credits spanning Tony-winning Broadway musicals, network television, national tours, off-Broadway and regional theater and opera, concerts, cruise ships, casinos, theme parks, and corporate industrials. Cates is a member of Actors' Equity Association, American Guild of Musical Artists, and Society of Directors and Choreographers. He has been an invited guest artist and lecturer for universities, conservatories, and intensives across the United States, Canada, and Spain.