Paul Russell

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Paul Russell's Best Selling Book for Actors!

ACTING: Make It Your Business - 2nd Edition

Paul Russell’s career--as a screen & stage casting director, director, author of books for and about actors--spans projects for major film studios including: 20th Century Fox, HBO; television networks NBC and CBS, Broadway, and regional theater. His work in casting includes working with leading Hollywood actors including: Denzel Washington, Annette Bening, Bruce Willis, Jennifer Aniston, Cynthia Nixon, Ileana Douglas, Lainie Kazan, Phylicia Rashād, Kevin Bacon, and Victor Garber. He cast the Drama Desk winning COBB produced in New York & LA by Kevin Spacey (producer), the original productions of String Fever (starring Cynthia Nixon), Pera Palas (Sinan Unel), Woody Guthrie's American Song (Drama Desk noms.) plus casting for the Asolo, San Jose Rep., the Barter Theatre (Tony recipient) and over a dozen more regional theaters.

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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. He directed the 1st, post-Broadway production of Mamma Mia!. He has also directed original New York productions, and a variety of plays and musicals at America's leading regional theaters.

 

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Paul Russell teaches master classes at universities including: Elon, Wright State University, Illinois Weslyan University, Rodgers University, Emory & Henry College, and Louisiana State University. Russell taught the business of acting for NYU-Tisch's acting program at The Atlantic Theatre Company. He supports actor career improvement skills for acting, marketing, self-tape, and audition technique via coaching online.

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New & Expanded Edition of ACTING: Make It Your Business!Russell is the author of the new and expanded, best-selling acting book for actors, ACTING: Make It Your Business – How to Avoid Mistakes & Achieve Success as a Working Actor - (Routledge).

 

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