gathered a lot of qualitative material from our interviewees, but here are some curated hard-copy references and resources that we absolutely, hands-down recommend for all future public transport trips… or high-quality toilet reading in the trailer after you’ve re-read your sides.


Barnett, L. (2014). Advice from the players. London: Nick Hern Books.

Bishop, N. (2015). Auditioning for film and television : secrets from a casting director. London, UK New York: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama.

Bofshever, M. (2006). Your face looks familiar– : how to get ahead as a working actor. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Brody, J. (2015). The actor’s business plan : a career guide for the acting life. London: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama.

Burt, N. (2013). Acting : cut the crap, cue the truth. Living the life and doing the job. London: Oberon Books.

Cayouette, L. & Dreyfuss, R. (2012). Know smalls parts : an actor’s guide to turning minutes into moments and moments into a career. Place of publication not identified: LA to NOLA Press.

Cohen, R. (2004). Acting professionally : raw facts about careers in acting. Boston, Mass: McGraw-Hill.

Crabtree, J. & Crabtree, J. (2011). Living With a Creative Mind. Sydney: The Zebra Collective. 

Mulcahy, L. (2014). A life in acting : the actor’s guide to creative and career longevity. New York: Allworth Press.

Russell, P. (2008). Acting : make it your business : avoid mistakes and achieve success as a working actor. New York: Back Stage Books.

Wilson, G. (2002). Psychology for performing artists. London Philadelphia: Whurr Publishers.



The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance –

Inside Film Magazine-

ASIC’s Money Smart-

The Hollywood Reporter-

Beyond Blue-

Lifeline Australia –

David Bertohld’s ‘Hinterland Speech’

Exercise Right –

ABC Radio National –

The Hub Studio –

The Arts Wellbeing Collective (Melbourne) –

Entertainment Assist –

4Change Counselling –

Intimacy On Set Guidlines –