Thesp teacher nabs book deal

B'Way vet Moss to discuss his coaching methods and how they relate to life

Larry Moss, the acting coach Hilary Swank thanked from the podium of the Golden Globe awards, will take his acting philosophy to Bantam Books. The house has acquired North American rights to his first book for “a healthy six figures.”

Moss had neither a book proposal nor a lit agent when an appearance on NPR led to the deal. The book, which is meant to appeal to an audience well beyond the acting profession, will discuss his coaching methods and apply them to everyday life. The acquisitions editor was Toni Burbank.

A Broadway vet who’s appeared in such productions as Joe Layton’s “Drat! The Cat!” and Neil Simon’s “God’s Favorite,” Moss opened the Larry Moss Studio in L.A. ten years ago.

He’s since acquired a large celeb clientele, including Helen Hunt (whom he coached in “As Good as It Gets”), Michael Clarke Duncan (whom he coached in “The Green Mile”), Jason Alexander, Hank Azaria and Paul Reiser.

Moss will soon direct the off-Broadway play “The Syringa Tree” and is in development to make his directorial debut with “The Lily Field,” produced by Frank Beddor (“There’s Something About Mary”) and Matt Salinger.

Curtis Brown agent Ellen Geiger, current prexy of the Board of New York Women in Film and TV, repped Moss.

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