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
Wanting to be an actor is easy. Actually finding acting jobs is the challenging part and that doesn't start with just looking for auditions! As I always say, its important to build a base and set yourself up for long-term success. Many actors still believe that all they have to do is to first decide to want to be an actor and that their first step is to go out and get an agent or submit to casting websites to get jobs. That is so wrong and if you yourself have been doing that for any amount of time, you already know that it isn't a winning strategy. That's why on one hand it's really not that difficult to be successful as an actor (by the way, successful to me means just being able to make a living as an actor and not becoming famous. Fame is a by-product, that might or might never happen.). The reason it's not so terribly difficult to enjoy success as an actor is because the vast majority of people out there who want to pursue an acting career,
1) don't know how to start,
2) they do it for the wrong reasons, which leads to not having the necessary motivation to get through the tough times and
3) they are not willing to work hard and do what's necessary.
So if you
1) do know where to start and learn all the steps to go through in the right order and learn the business side of acting,
2) do it for the right reasons and
3) are willing to work really, really hard, harder than the competition to get acting jobs then you already are a step above most! Of course you have to have the basic characteristics of an actor as well.
There is much more to it than that and furthermore, there are a lot more ways of finding acting work than most actors even imagine.
Below you will find some links to pages that, if you are the average person who believes the things I mentioned above, will open your eyes to the great possibilities you can actually create for yourself to find the acting work you want.
Take the fast-track to starting an acting career: a step-by-step course that walks you through what you need to do to start an acting career!
Have a look at 20 different ways for you to use your acting skills.
Self-Promotion also leads to finding acting jobs.
Have a look here at what some of our acting colleagues are doing to create their own success.
Heres the explanation as to why you need an agent.
This is a method I used to find my talent agents.
Here are some places to go to find extra/background work.
Here is access to some priveledge information from one of the industry leaders in the U.S. among companies that provide online services for actors; Breakdown Services and ActorsAccess.com.
Find out how to use top casting website for the New York area: NYCasting.com.
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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