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
An acting cover letteris a letter that you send together with your actor headshot and professional actor resume to industry professionals you want to contact you such as talent agents, casting directors, directors, etc. It is a brief presentation of you and should clearly state the reason why you are sending them your headshot and resume and what it is you want from them It also gives the recipient a first impression of who you are and what you are all about as a person.
It shows them also how you communicate, if you have a clear idea of what you want, if you have taken the time to find out to whom you are writing and if you know how to clearly state what you want in a brief and concise message or if you are just another aspiring actor with starry eyes and a big dream of becoming famous. If the latter is the case, they will see it right away with their expertly trained eyes and you will have virtually no chance of getting seen or called in. What's worse, you could burn yourself and your chances for future meetings with that particular acting industry professional. You also have to think that people talk. Acting industry professionals are real people, who have a need, just like you to share funny stories and gossip. If you give them "material", they will talk about you too! So be careful and be on your best and most professional behavior even when writing your cover letter!
Here are some quick tips about the acting cover letter:
Here is one last page that might be helpful. On it you will find a 13-part interview that I did with my talent agent from New York. I think you should read it. You will see those 13 parts identified with NEW! and you will find it here on this page: Expert Advice.
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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