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    Michael Laskin

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The Authentic Actor: The Art and Business of Being Yourself

by: Michael Laskin

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Every year, thousands of actors struggle to navigate today s film and TV business while also wanting to grow as performers, as artists. These actors tend to be risk-takers, mold-breakers, and are interested in defining who they are. They are looking for advice and guidance about art and about commerce. The Authentic Actor is for them. The actor s path today begins with two questions: Who are you? What do you know? Beginning with personal authenticity, The Authentic Actor reveals a holistic approach that fuses discovery of the actor s fingerprint with skills for managing performance, career, and life as artist, businessperson, and citizen. It addresses the toughest subjects, from mastering auditions and dealing with representation to bouncing back from rejection and finding your tribe all with the humor, and the no-b.s. voice of an experienced mentor. The goal? To help actors forge a professional career and meaningful life while never forgetting their artistic core.”

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Michael Laskin has been a working professional actor for over 35 years in film and television, off-Broadway, at America’s leading regional theatres, and in thousands of voice-overs for radio, TV and animation. He has worked with many of the world’s greatest actors, directors, writers, producers, and cinematographers including Robert Duvall, Paul Mazursky, John Sayles, Haskell Wexler, Norman Jewison, Johnny Depp, Stanley Tucci, Jeffrey Tambor, Kevin Spacey, James Caan, Tracey Ullmann, Ben Affleck, Barry Levinson, Stephen Frears, Ed Asner, Jack Warden, and Michael Douglas. See Michael’s credits here: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0489644/ Besides teaching and coaching at the Michael Laskin Studio, Michael has taught acting master classes at several universities and the Hawaii International Film Festival. Michael has also produced the play Exit Strategy with Garry Marshall at The Falcon Theatre in Los Angeles and Jeffrey Tambor’s one-man show, Performing Your Life. He is married to fundraising executive Emily Laskin and has two sons, Nick and Joe.
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Every year, thousands of actors struggle to navigate today s film and TV business while also wanting to grow as performers, as artists. These actors tend to be risk-takers, mold-breakers, and are interested in defining who they are. They are looking for advice and guidance about art and about commerce. The Authentic Actor is for them. The actor s path today begins with two questions: Who are you? What do you know? Beginning with personal authenticity, The Authentic Actor reveals a holistic approach that fuses discovery of the actor s fingerprint with skills for managing performance, career, and life as artist, businessperson, and citizen. It addresses the toughest subjects, from mastering auditions and dealing with representation to bouncing back from rejection and finding your tribe all with the humor, and the no-b.s. voice of an experienced mentor. The goal? To help actors forge a professional career and meaningful life while never forgetting their artistic core.”

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ISBN: 978-1615932221
SKU: 435601188/Done
Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions
Publish Date: April 1, 2015
Page Count: 200

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    This a true gift … the knowledge and acumen of a hugely talented actor and teacher who’s been ‘in the rooms,’ felt the victories, and weathered the no-thank-you’s.

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    Fuel for the Long Haul of an acting career… musicians, athletes, and politicians (really) will find a lot to think about here as well.

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    Speaks to the working actor, the aspiring student, and anyone interested in the techniques and approaches to our craft.