Acting Smart by Tisca Chopra

Category: Cinematic Non-fiction
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers India
Rights: European and Indian language rights available (excluding translation rights for Hindi)

Do you wake up dreaming of millions screaming your name? Do you fantasize about your face beaming down from hoardings? Do you practice your Oscar thank you speech in your head? Or see yourself walking the red carpet at Cannes?

Is a career in showbiz what you aspire to above all else… but are daunted by where to start? Are you clueless about who to meet and how to get your first break? Does the casting couch exist and how do you handle it? How do you keep getting work and become un-ignorable?

Tisca Chopra’s Acting Smart is the book you’ve been waiting for. Packed with nuts-and-bolts ideas, hilarious anecdotes as well as sharp advice from some of the biggest names in cinema – actors, agents, film-makers and casting directors – this is not just a handbook on how to take on the challenges of the mercurial quicksand of show business, but also a look into the working of the creative maelstrom called the film-industry.

The author: Tisca Chopra