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
Actor Denzel Washington when in front of the camera, makes acting look so easy. He really becomes the character he portrays. During his films we actually forget that he is Denzel and become immersed in the fact that he is that character. He is just one of many examples of excellent acting.
I get questions all the time here on ActingCareerStartUp.com from people who want to improve their acting skills. Many want to know:
Al Pacino, Anthony Hopkins, Meryl Streep and many others belong to that list, but all of them have one thing in common. They all studied the craft of acting and they all have their acting techniques that they worked on over the years. It takes time and perseverance to be great.
Some of the questions that actors, especially new actors will ask me are: "How can I cry on cue? or "How do I memorize my lines" or "How can I get over stage fright?" or "How can I make my acting look real?"
Others will tell me that, "I went to see an acting agent, but they told me I need more experience."
So how do Denzel and those other actors make acting look so real? Every really good actor has gone to school to learn how to do all those things mentioned above and many still have acting coaches to keep them sharp and on track even though they are already very good actors. In acting school, you learn a way of acting, a method, a technique. It is a a way to help you to be able to get into that role you have to play, cry when you need to and to make your acting look as real as possible time after time after time.
This page is dedicated to some of the greatest acting teachers of all time and their acting techniques:
Also read this interview with a New York acting teacher who teaches the Meisner Technique. She was actually my acting teacher!
Check out these books and dvds that will help you understand how a really good acting class should be and what you should learn.
Other pages you might find helpful and interesting:
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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!
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