Acting Career Start-Up

Start your acting career easily and quickly without wasting valuable time!

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! Where do you start? And more importantly, who can you trust to give you good information that is really useful?

This blog was created by 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.

'Acting Career Start-Up' is here to answer those questions and more!

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May 14, 2017

actor salary

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 is part of an exclusive interview that talks about actor salary.

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May 14, 2017

age range

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 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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Apr 29, 2017

How to Become an Actor Promo Thank You

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Apr 29, 2017

How To Get Discovered

How To Get Discovered is one of the most asked questions by aspiring actors. has put together an excellent step-by-step resource on exactly how to go about it.

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Apr 29, 2017

Acting Schools in Mumbai

Acting schools in Mumbai all in one place here on

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Apr 19, 2017

Career as an actor

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

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Apr 19, 2017

acting schools in south africa

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 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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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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