The Career Change Handbook for Performers

Brian O’Neil

Brian O'Neil
Acting as a Business

Brian O'Neil is a former agent and best-selling author of Acting As a Business:  Strategies for Success.  The industry's first career coach, he is also an audition coach and faculty member at many advanced actor training programs including The Juilliard School.
"Brian O'Neil and I met at a time when my prospects were few. I followed his strategy and the plans he laid out. Now I'm a regular on a FOX series. Thank you Brian, you changed my life!" 
- Eric Millegan, star of the hit FOX series BONES
"Nobody but Brian has the industry experience necessary and the insight to give an actor a personalized plan of attack. No one else even comes close. His ability to analyze, troubleshoot and help an actor solve any career issue is astounding."
- Stephen Gregory, current recurring guest star of 18 episodes (Dr. Kyle Beresford) of LAW & ORDER: SVU

A Note from Ciara:
A few years ago I got the nerve to email the legendary Brian O'Neil - author of the first acting career book I ever read, long before I moved to New York. I could not believe it when he not only responded, but met me for coffee and provided lots of help and encouragement to finish Exit Stage Right. It wasn't until we did a panel on acting career fixes at The Network that I got to witness the true depth of his industry knowledge - his advise is wise, practical, and dead-on.

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