Your site is so great, it makes researching the business sooo much easier having all the info in one place! thankyou thankyou thankyou.
Amada, aspiring actress, Sydney, Australia
Just wanted to say that this site is FANTASTIC! It's helped me quite a bit and it's now my #1 bookmarked item, which means I'm going to be visiting here regularly :) Thanks again,
Rob, aspiring actor, Canada
I absolutely love your site - it's SOOOO helpful and very impressive!
I am a frequent visitor and have signed up for the newsletter, plus I think it's so good I have recommended it to all my acting friends! Thank you for creating such a wonderful website!
Wow Tony! I would just like to comment on how much you have affected my life.
First of all, any questions I have are answered extremely fast, and not only that, you give me a very helpful answer every time. Also, by reading your newsletters, I obtain just the right information that I need to succeed in the acting business. I am so happy I discovered your site, and I hope you know how much we actors appreciate you. Thanks again, and I can't wait to read your next newsletter!
Laura Doukas, Actress
I did what you said and I got two interviews with two agents! Thank you! Sorry but can I ask you how do I prepare to go meet the agent? What do I have to do?
Marsha P., New York, NY, USA
This site has taught me a lot that I needed to know without dragging me all over the place.
Lauren, actress, Atlanta, GA
With the ACS blog for new actors you can start your acting career easily and quickly without wasting valuable time!
Here below you will find information on just about any topic you can imagine with regard to starting an acting career. I'm Tony, the creator of ActingCareerStartUp.com. After being sumitted for just over 200 auditions in a 10 week period, I got 37 real auditions, 10 acting jobs and earnings of $4.003, once again, all in just 10 weeks! For some that might not sound lik a lot, but after more than 7 years of experience in helping new actors get started, I know that the vast majority of new actors would love to have those numbers! So, if you need help getting started, this is the right place for you.
While out auditioning, going to classes and in general interaction with my fellow actors, I have run into many brand new to the industry, who are confused by all the information offered. I used to be one of them! There is so much information out there, so much to know, so many things to do! Where do you start? And more importantly, who can you trust to give you good information that is really useful! I always say that the best and fastest way to start anything, acting careers included, is to get a mentor. A mentor is someone who will walk you through the whole process of getting started, step-by-step.
This blog was created by me, an actor, for actors new to 'the game' and will answer the questions you have and give you valuable advice on anything from how to start your acting career to how to prepare for an audition, from how to get the money for your classes to how to get an agent.
The ACS Blog: Acting Career Start-Up is here to serve you and to answer all your questions and more! If you find that this blog or this website does not do that, then by all means, contact me and I will help you out.
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If you are looking for auditions for upcoming movies, ActingCareerStartUp.com not only tells you where to find them, but also gives you valuable advice that, if you follow it will help you get closer to actually getting called in for the audition and utlimately landing the job!
Want to know what to expect from acting auditions? Here are some invaluable, personal stories that you rarely hear.
Acting Audition tips are highly sought after on the internet. Prepare, know how to conduct yourself during an audition, but what do you do if you have been on many auditions and don't get called back? Here are some tips that will help you.
If you are planning to go to the United States of America and want to stay there for any length of time, you need to make sure you have the necessary USA visa documents well in advance of your trip. This page on ActingCareerStartUp.com tells you what you need to know.
Getting into the USA can be difficult depending on which country you come from, how long you want to stay and for what reason. What some people don't know is that if you have extraordinary ability in the arts or have earned notable achievmente, you just might be able to get in a lot easier. That's what the USA O-1 Extraordinary Ability Visa is all about. Here on ActingCareerStartUp.com you can find out more about it.
The best USA visitor visa information for actors and artists coming from foreign countries. There are many new and aspiring actors from all over the world who want to go to the USA to study acting or work as an actor. Getting the money together to go is one thing. Something else not to be underestimated is the visitor visa for the USA. On this page at ActingCareerStartUp.com you will find information on all the different types of visas you might be eligible for.
Marketing is usually understood as something that businesses are supposed to do to be able to sell more of their products. but marketing for actors is also important, because whether they realize it or not, actors are their own businesses. They have a product to sell and that product is the actor him- or herself!
Interpreting a character is an art. It is more difficult than the best actors in the world make it look. To make it easier, they use different acting techniques of which there are many. This page on ActingCareerStartUp.com takes a look of four of those acting methods by four of the greatest teachers of all time.
I wanna be on Disney Channel is one of the most frequent cries among young aspiring actors from all over the world. But how can they make their dream come true? ActingCareerStartUp.com's Anthony Smith talks with kids acting coach and acting teacher Gary Spatz in this part of an exclusive interview.
Great teen acting information. Here are 21 helpful tips to get off to a successful start to your acting career!
One of the questions that many aspiring actors have is, how much do actors make? Well, that depends on a lot of different facotrs. This page on ActingCareerStartUp.com is part of an exclusive interview that talks about actor salary.
An unspoken rule for an actor is to never talk about your age with acting industry professionals, but rather about your age range. This page here on ActingCareerStartUp.com explains what it is. You can also see a short video clip with a young actress who talks about the range of agens she can play. Check it out.
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How To Get Discovered is one of the most asked questions by aspiring actors. ActingCareeerStartUp.com has put together an excellent step-by-step resource on exactly how to go about it.
Acting schools in Mumbai all in one place here on ActingCareerStartUp.com.
Here on ActingCareerStartUp.com you will find not only a list of acting schools in South Africa, but also a guide that helps you with how to actually go about choosing the right one for you.
What are the things you need to know to start a career as an actor? Personal manager Ingrid French shares her 11 years of experience in the acting industry with ActingCareerStartUp.com.
Hollywood acting coach and acting teacher Bernard Hiller opens up in this exclusive interview here on ActingCareerStartUp.com. He talks about the rules of Hollywood, what it takes to become a star actor, how you know when you have found the right acting class and teacher and much more. This interview is a must-see if you have ever thought of taking acting classes in LA or moving there to pursue your acting career.
Advice for starting an acting career with this Hollywood acting coach. In this second part of the interview on ActingCareerStartUp.com, LA acting coach Bernard Hiller is asked to talk about different aspects of starting an acting career in North America's film & television industry capital. He touches on how to know if an acting class is right for you and he gives great advice with regard to headshots!
Bernard Hiller, acting coach in La reveals the 6 things that are important to know for those wanting to start an acting career in LA. This is an exclusive interview with ActingCareerStartUp.com president Anthony L. Smith.
The parent of a child actor can find it to be very trying to find good quality information that lets them know how to best help their young aspiring actor sons and daughters get their careers off the ground. Here are some suggestions that will undoubtedly be of help.
This page here on ActingCareerStartUp.com is part of an exclusive interview with youth talent agent Bill Naoum. In this part of the interview, he has some valuable advice for parents of child actors.
Parents of child actors can find it to be very trying to find good quality information that lets them know how to best help their young aspiring actor sons and daughters get their careers off the ground. Here are some suggestions that will undoubtedly be of help.
This page here on ActingCareerStartUp.com offers kids some help in helping their parents to help them pursue their dreams of becoming an actor. In this part of an exclusive interview with Hollywood acting teacher and founder of the Young Actors Studio, Jeff Alan-Lee has some great advice for parents of young actors.
In this exclusive interview with Young Actors Studio founder and acting teacher Jeff Alan-Lee, he talks about what acting classes for kids and teens is like, how he teaches them and what it was like teaching some of today's stars such as Shia LaBoef and Scarlett Johansson.
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I want to say you changed my life. I want to be an actress so bad, but i began losing motivation when I couldn't figure out what to do. And then I found you! Thanks to you, I'm taking my first acting classes next month! Yippee!
Sara, Pasadena, CA
Just wanted to thank you for bringing me in to [audition for the video], meet you and chat this Saturday. I was really excited to hear about your working on actingcareerstartup.com and even took a look at it today - it's awesome! You are very well-spoken, knowledgeable and enthusiastic, and it shows through the work that you do! I hope our paths in the industry will cross again and really enjoyed meeting you. Thanks, again and best wishes with your very important work!
Gretchen, NY, NY