New Comprehensive Acting Book, "ACTING LIONS - Unleash Your Craft in Today's Lightning Fast World of Film, Television and Theatre"

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This New Book on Acting brings together the Art, the Craft and the Business of Acting together, with the understanding of how to use it all to succeed in today's "Act-Fast" world.

NYC Casting Director, Judy Henderson “I’ve never seen anything like it. It’s not limited to one technique; it has everything. It is going to be the actor’s bible.”

Today’s actor is fighting an ever-increasing battle to acquire the training necessary to succeed in an industry that is changing on a daily basis. What has been missing up until now is one comprehensive book that not only helps the actors hone their art and acting skills, but also combines the craft with wise advice on the art of the business side of the acting industry. That book has arrived! This unique resource shares the wisdom from the past and how to use it in the current acting environment. It will help to develop the complete artist.

The new book, “Acting Lions – Unleash your craft in today’s lightning fast world of Film, Television and Theatre” is the result of respected New York-based acting coach Penny Templeton’s 20 years of inspiring and guiding actors through the perils of today’s fast-paced environment. Penny helps her acting students develop their craft and artistry using the gifts of the great master teachers: Stanislavsky, Strasberg, Adler, Meisner and Uta Hagen. Ms. Templeton adapts the lessons of these great legends to become vibrant accessible tools for today’s under-rehearsed, over-stressed actor.

This all encompassing book will appeal to newer actors trying to find what they need to do, and how to do it, to become a successful actor the well trained, as well as experienced professionals who are constantly looking to improve their craft. As a bonus, the book offers a link to Penny Templeton’s Studio very informative website ( where actors can obtain a more complete understanding of her approach to the craft as they watch actors from her Master Class go through her patented “Acting Barré .”

  • Bud Beyer, Professor Emeritus of the prestigious Northwestern University Theatre Program, describes the book: “The question always arises, ‘Do we really need another acting book?’ In this case the answer is yes. This book is really a complete course in the art, study, and business of becoming an actor.”

What is an Acting Lion?

An actor who:

  • Creates from their truth
  • Owns their Technique to have the edge under pressure
  • Gets the work they want by understanding the Business of Artistry

Ms. Templeton’s artistry is the culmination of four generations of theatre actresses. Her directorial credits include the Off Broadway show, “The Rise of Dorothy Hale”, as well as the one man shows: “F Train”, and “Idiot’s Guide to Life”. Penny has also been a finalist Judge for the NY Film Festival, Daytime Emmys and Cable Ace Awards. She has been featured in many national articles about acting. Her “Advanced On-Camera Class” was chosen to be part of the MFA program at Columbia University. She is featured as one of the 50 the acting teachers chosen for Ronald Rand’s acclaimed Acting Teachers of America, and Glenn Alterman’s book, Promoting Your Acting Career. Since 1991, Penny has continued to actively teach and coach actors in her NYC studio, as well as anywhere in the world via Skype through the Internet.

“Acting Lions: Unleash your Craft in Today’s Lightning Fast World of Film, Television and Theatre” $19.95 suggested retail    Paperback 340 pages
ISBN: 978-0-615-46569-2

Published by Penny Templeton Studio, Inc. in conjunction with Book Masters International

Distribution: Atlas Books


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