E-book version coming soon.
(+ $3 S/H) Beyond the Moon will arrive in 2-3 weeks.
Beyond the Moon is the one book that we ask the actors we coach to read, reread, and interact with.
The first half of the book covers the fundamentals of the craft of acting in a straight-forward, conversational, no-nonsense way. The second half of the book, You Got the Job (And What YOU Did to Get It), covers the business side of show business for the actor aspiring to succeed as a professional.
The beginning actor (and/or their parents) will find a clear understanding of the work an actor must do to enjoy success and growth as an artist. One parent of a talented 10 yr old had this to say:
I have Mara (10) read about 5 pages or until a logical stopping point and then we discuss it. She is quite able to get most of the points and understand it.
Here’s what I like about it so far… Mara has the sense Adam is writing to her. She says, “Adam phrased it “our craft” and not “our work.” She understood the difference and really appreciated it. It meant to her that it is a calling and not a “work you are stuck with” job…I like his work ethic…his “if you want it you need to work for it and not depend on someone to hand it to you” attitude…I would like Adam to know we are both enjoying his work…
The advanced actor will discover a renewed passion for their craft and business, and a reminder of the fundamentals. 3-time Emmy award winning actor Brad Garrett wrote the following to Mr. Hill:
My Dear Friend/Teacher,
…your books are AMAZING and I’m so humbled by what you wrote because you were truly so instrumental in my beginnings as an actor. Your compassion and raw honesty and availability in craft and in spirit is still memorable…
A few months ago I was approached by Edgemar Center for The Performing Arts in Santa Monica (founded by acting coach Larry Moss/funded by Spielberg) to teach a sitcom scene study class. I jumped blindly at the offer and am about to start my second session and I’m literally having the time of my life. I have always held teachers and coaches in high regard and to be on the other end has been so rewarding and immensely creative at the same time….
I’ve studied a bit–not enough–but you Adam raised the bar for me very early on. I’m interested in buying my students your books as a gift on our last day of class…