Paul Russell

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ACTING: Make It Your Business


Paul Russell’s career as a casting director, director, and former actor spans projects for major film studios including: 20th Century Fox, HBO; television networks, Broadway, and regional theater. He's worked with leading Hollywood actors including: Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston, Cynthia Nixon, Ileana Douglas, Lainie Kazan, Phylicia Rashād, and Kevin Bacon.

As a director featured in American Theatre Magazine Russell worked with legendary playwright John Guare directing the regional premiere of Mr. Guare’s A FREE MAN OF COLOR.

Russell is the author of the best-selling acting book for actors, ACTING: Make It Your Business – How to Avoid Mistakes & Achieve Success as a Working Actor (Penquin Random House). Paul teaches master classes at two-dozen universities including: Elon, Temple University, The University of The Arts, Rutgers University, Wright State University, and Louisiana State University.

He supports actor career improvement skills for acting, marketing, and audition technique online, one-on-one, and via four-week master classes in New York.

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