ACTING FOR FILM AND TV. By Leslie Abbott. Who at some point in their lives has not dreamt of being a film or TV star? Most of us put away these dreams and pursue more mundane careers; this book is for those who hold on to the dream that they will have a career in films and or television. ACTING FOR FILMS AND TV starts with the very basics of the differences between acting on stage and for the camera; it proceeds to discuss the attributes of a good actor, and advances to the relationship between the actor and director. A significant part of the ACTING FOR FILM AND TV is the portion of the book devoted to the business side of the profession! "Seeking and finding work is a real part of the job," says Les Abbott, adding that "nothing in their training prepares them for the reality of working as an actor." Thus, two chapters, "The Business of The Business" and "Merchandising Your Talent" deal with issues that can make it easier for students to launch a viable career once they have left the world of academia. Other chapters, such as "Stardom" and "Attributes of A Good Actor" address subjects not likely to be found in acting textbooks! For classes, the book is enriched by scenes, mostly from original screenplays (so that the actor does not have a guideline of another actor's guideline to use in a role) -- these are scenes, that for the most part can be easily shot on a campus locale. From movie-tv jargon and preparing for a role on camera to dealing with stardom. Issues, ideas, and support from Leslie Abbott. ISBN: 0-89863-165-3 Star Publishing Company, P.O, Box 68, Belmont, CA 94002. (See also ACTIVE ACTING; EXERCISES AND IMPROVISATIONS LEADING TO PERFORMANCE. ISBN: 0-89863-114-9) tar Publishing Company, P.O. Box 68, Belmont, CA 94002. Phone (650) 591-3505; fax (650) 591-3898 email: firstname.lastname@example.orgAbbott, Leslie is the author of 'Acting for Film and TV', published 1997 under ISBN 9780898631654 and ISBN 0898631653.