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
What were your goals for your acting career start this time last year? Did they have to do with:
If you are not making progress in your acting career as fast as you want, you might want to ask yourself a few questions.
If you watch this 6 minute video, I will help you to start to figure out what to do next.
Did you accomplish your acting career start up goals? Did you get what you wanted? Are you where you want to be in your acting career?
If so, great! Keep going! I hope you have set new goals for yourself and that you dont need any help.
If you didnt reach your goals and still havent done the things you want to do in your acting career, the question is: What are you doing about it?
You have two choices now.
1. Keep doing what you have been doing to try and get what you want, even though what you are doing isnt working. OR
2. Try something different, like taking the time to do what is NECESSARY to have a successful start to your acting career.
Think about this. If you have been trying for a long time to get an agent or get some acting work and what you are trying isnt working, then why on earth would you continue to do it? YOU MUST TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT! But what?
If you are not where you want to be in this phase of your acting career start up, then maybe, just maybe you are making some of the most common mistakes that many, many other aspiring actors are making. Maybe you need to see this video: Top 10 Reasons Why Most Aspiring Actors Never Make It! You might be making some of the same mistakes! You dont have to you know.
Do What Is Necessary To Build Your Career The Right Way.
Surfing the internet looking for someone to get you in touch with a casting director or agent and continuing to do that even though it isnt working is just one of the fatal mistakes that new and aspiring actors make and that keeps them from ever being successful. Dont fall into that trap! Do the right things and do the right things right and you will dramatically increase your chances for success! Success of course means getting work as an actor. ActingCareerStartup.com and my book Acting Career Start-Up are both about doing the right things and doing them right to be successful.
3 Acting Career Start Quotes
Before I send you on your way to explore this website, sign up for my monthly newsletter and look for the information here on the site that you need to start getting acting work, I would like to leave you with three quotes. Two of them are from one of my acting teachers and one is from Abraham Lincoln.
I interviewed Hollywood acting coach Bernard Hiller about what it takes to start an acting career in Los Angeles. In that interview he had two great quotes:
1. He said: You should tell people that the express elevator to Hollywood acting success is broken. From now on you have to take the stairs.
2. He also said: If you let anything at all stop you from becoming an actor, then that probably means, it wasnt for you.
I often answer questions from new and aspiring actors who believe that the very first step in their acting career start is to get an agent. What they dont realize is, that if you want to have a successful, long-term career in acting, then that cannot be the first step.
3. Thats why I love this quote from Abraham Lincoln who said: If I had 3 hours to chop down a tree, I would use the first hour to sharpen the axe.
Sharpen YOUR acting career axe! If you dont sharpen it now by training, taking acting classes, studying the industry and learning the RIGHT WAYS to do things, there will come a time when you will have to stop and sharpen it, so you might as well do it now at the start.
Good luck and make sure you stay in touch with us here at ActingCareerStartUp.com. We want you to succeed!
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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