Introducing Acting Indie: Key Principles in Approaching a Field of Study.-Actors and the Eras of American Independent Cinema.-Acting and Aesthetics in American Independent Cinema.-Independent Film Production and Performance in the Hollywood Renaissance.-Acting Innovations on the Coasts in the 1960s and 1970s.-Neo-Naturalism, Regional Film, Quality Cinema.-Key Expressions in the Independent Cinema Era.-Stardom and the Indie Film Industry.-A Diversity of Performances under the "Indie" Label.-Specialty Film Divisions and Indie-Hollywood Stars.-The Richness of Twenty-First-Century Performances.-Beyond "indiewood": American Independent Cinema in the Digital Age.-Continuing Explorations in Independent Screen Performance
Cynthia Baron is a Professor in the Department of Theatre and Film at Bowling Green State University, USA. Her most recent book is Modern Acting: The Lost Chapter of American Film and Theatre. Yannis Tzioumakis is a Reader in Film and Media Industries at the University of Liverpool, UK. He is the author of four books, most recently American Independent Cinema, 2nd Edition, and co-editor of six anthologies.