THE NEW BOOK by DAVID DEAN BOTTRELL
Veteran character actor DAVID DEAN BOTTRELL ("Modern Family," "The Blacklist," "Boston Legal") draws on his 35+ tumultuous years of work in the entertainment industry to offer a guide to breaking in, making a living, and making a life in the fabulous trenches of show business.
Praise for WORKING ACTOR
“WITTY AND HONEST... a must-read for anyone pursuing this crazy profession.”
Tony nominee, 3-Time Emmy-winner,
“Justified,” “The Americans,” “Bojack Horseman”
"Weaves a lifetime’s worth of experience navigating the slings and arrows of the acting game into a compilation of personal stories and pragmatic lessons to
enlighten, encourage and forewarn both the novice and more advanced performer."
--The Los Angeles Times
"WONDERFULLY PERSONAL AND UNIVERSALLY USEFUL...
Survival requires a sense of humor and Mr. Bottrell is a sage storyteller..”
--Stephen McKinley Henderson
Tony nominee, Obie-winner, film credits
include “Fences,” “Manchester by the Sea” and “Lady Bird”
"BOTH PRACTICAL AND INSPIRING... open-eyed and unsentimental...This is no guru-like tome, but a hands-on, working manual written out of true experience and enthusiasm for what can be achieved”
Multiple Tony, Emmy and Olivier award nominee,“Feud,” “Red” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark”
Me on stage (with Brett Porter) in my first Equity show. I was happy, intimidated, confused and so excited! I still remember being handed my first paycheck by the company manager. It was such a rite of passage. I wanted to frame it, not cash it. But I was seriously broke, so I cashed it!