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.
About the Author
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.
In an engagaing FilmTalk on youtube link below, Michael Laskin takes us into the actor's process to reveal tips and techniques for honing and improving the audition process. -
In an engagaing FilmTalk on youtube link below, Michael Laskin gives actors advice on how to survive in the ever-changing Hollywood industry.-