Culled from Tony Barr's 40 years' experience as a performer, director and acting teacher in Hollywood, this highly
praised handbook provides readers with the practical knowledge they need when performing in front of the camera. This
updated edition includes plenty of new exercises for honing on-camera skills; additional chapters on imagination and
movement; and fresh material on character development, monologues, visual focus, playing comedy and working with
directors. Inside tips on the studio system and acting guilds make it particularly helpful for people new to the
business, and numerous anecdotes from actors such as Morgan Freeman and Anthony Hopkins and examples from current
movies illustrate its many lessons. It is perfect for acting classes, workshops, all actors who work in front of the
camera -- and all those who want to.