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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


Hi Tony!
Most people don’t even take the time to tell a person how to reach their goal. I want to thank you for everything and for responding to my messages. Sometimes I just test people to see if they really care about my career and you do. You can continue to send me some tips on how I can accomplish my goals, because you inspire me a lot. Thank you for caring.
Jeffrey, Dallas, TX


Hi Tony!
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!
Mischa, UK


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

The ACS Blog: Acting Career Start-Up

With the ACS blog for new actors you can start your acting career easily and quickly without wasting valuable time!

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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 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.

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Dec 15, 2016

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Here on 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.

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Nov 13, 2016

bernard hiller

Hollywood acting coach and acting teacher Bernard Hiller opens up in this exclusive interview here on 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.

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Nov 13, 2016

Acting Career

Advice for starting an acting career with this Hollywood acting coach. In this second part of the interview on, 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!

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Nov 13, 2016

Start An Acting Career

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 president Anthony L. Smith.

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Oct 30, 2016

child actor

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.

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Oct 30, 2016

parents of child actors

This page here on 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.

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Oct 30, 2016

parents of young actors

This page here on 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.

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Oct 30, 2016

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.

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Oct 30, 2016

Young Actors Studio

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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Oct 17, 2016

how to develop a character

How to develop a character is one of the most important things an actor must know how to do. On this page here on you will find four valueable pieces of advice on how best to do that.

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Oct 17, 2016

Developing A Character

Considerations on developing a character as a young actor. See the types of things you need to consider.

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Oct 17, 2016

Agent Scam

Not every commercial print agent is honest. Check out this story about a scam that happened to Anthony Smith, author of the best-selling book among actors, Acting Career Start-Up.

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Oct 16, 2016

Watch Out For Acting Scams!

Acting Scams unfortunately are part of our world as actors. Take a look at two scams you definitely want to avoid. Acting Career Start-Up author Anthony Smith shares his experience.

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Oct 16, 2016

A Foul Audition

One Foul Acting Audition as reported by Anthony Smith, author of Acting Career Start-Up and creator of Don't let this happen to you!

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Oct 16, 2016

common acting scams

One of the worries that actors have, especially people who are new to the business is knowing whom you can trust. Unfortunately that's not always easy. This page on is all about some of the most common acting scams you are likely to run into at some time or another in your acting career. Beware!

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Oct 07, 2016

actor headshot

If you are just starting your acting career, here's what you need to know about the actor headshot is and why it is so vitally important. Here on, you can find the answers to those questions and more.

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Oct 07, 2016

Photo Retouching

Photo retouching is to say the least, a 'touchy' subject with actors. You want to get rid of those blemishes and imperfections. At the same time, too much retouching isn't good. Your headshot should look like you! Where do you draw the line? Here is an exclusive interview with 35 year retouching veteran, Joe Barna of Color Works NYC.

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Oct 01, 2016


Your headshots are your business card. Take the time, make the effort to make sure it is as good as it can be. PeterHurley, deemed by many to be New York's finest headshot photographer, has some advice with regard to what you need when getting your headshots.

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Oct 01, 2016

Choosing A Headshot Photographer

Choosing a headshot photographer can be overwhelming. How do you choose? What are all the things I need to consider? On this page you will find a list of 10 things to consider by Peter Hurley and Anthony Smith.

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Sep 30, 2016

Talent casting

Ever wonder what happens in the talent casting process after you submit yourself for an audition? There are a series of things that happen and that lead up to your getting the job...or not. Ingrid French talks about the entire casting process from A to Z.

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Sep 30, 2016

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On this page here on, you will find an exclusive interview with LA Casting Director Gabrielle Evans, who talks about acting auditions, the casting process, actor head shots, acting resumes and in general what casting directors expect from actors during auditions.

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Sep 30, 2016

Talent Agents

For many new and apiring actors, approaching talent agents can be intimidating. You must only have a plan based on your knowing exactly what you want. This page on shows you where you can look for the most reliable information.

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Sep 25, 2016

Acting Articles's acting articles are continuously gaining in popularity among new and aspring actors all over the world. One reason is its unique and down to earth original content. There's always something new here, so check it out!

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Sep 25, 2016

Acting Resume

If you are just starting out your career as an actor, you may or may not know what an acting resume is and how casting directors, agents, directors and other industry professionals use it. This page here on will explain it to you clear and simple.

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Sep 25, 2016


NYCastings is one of the top websites that actors in New York use to to find and submit for auditions. In this exclusive interview, Aaron Seals, President of reveals the secrets to success in finding and submitting for acting auditions electronically.

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