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Tony
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

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Hi Tony!
Most people don’t even take the time to tell a person how to reach their goal. I want to thank you for everything and for responding to my messages. Sometimes I just test people to see if they really care about my career and you do. You can continue to send me some tips on how I can accomplish my goals, because you inspire me a lot. Thank you for caring.
Jeffrey, Dallas, TX

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Hi Tony!
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

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Hi!
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!
Mischa, UK

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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

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Tony,
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

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This site has taught me a lot that I needed to know without dragging me all over the place.
Lauren, actress, Atlanta, GA

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Anthony Smith has written a terrific book – what I’ld call a holistic approach to an acting career and covers every imaginable facet and component required for success!
Brian O’Neil, Best-Selling Author of Acting As A Business: Strategies For Success

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Anthony, Happy New year to you. I really enjoy your e-mails and your website. As someone who has just started the journey of becoming an actor I enjoy your site which is full of wonderful insights and answers to questions I have had, and it's funny but it seems as though every time you update your site, it answers a question I have been struggling with at that point.
Thank you for your website, you have helped me a lot as I know you have helped numerous others.
Have a wonderful 2008 and may you break a leg in everything you do this year as an actor.
Sam T Kelly, actor, Los Angeles, CA

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To Tony,

I have to say this is the best acting site I have EVER been to. I'm sure you have helped many people begin their dream! I've helped in advertising your site to over 38 of my aspiring actor friends. You are doing an amazing thing by helping these people. I wish you the best in your acting career so that you may be a role model for all those who look up to your sucess.

-Rachael W., actress, Canada

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Hi Tony I would like to thank you for helping me with the monologue question I asked. I went to the auditions for a Drama course and I am happy to say that I have been accepted as a first-year student at the Tshwane University of Technology. Please keep on sending me those newsletters and let me know where I can find books that will help me in my acting career. Thank you once more. Have a blessed day.

Sincerely
Edward Thaba -South Africa

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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

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I followed your advice for the audition and I felt good. I was still nervous a little but I even wrote the questions and took em with me and read them before the audition. It helped. I’ll let you know if I got the part.
Sara J., London, England

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Hi, I’m John. You answered a question for me about two weeks ago about how to write my cover letters…I want you to know your advice was helpful. I got called in for a part as an extra in my first movie! It’s not big, but it’s my first one! Thanks for your help!
John, San Diego, CA

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Hi Tony I am so blessed that I have found such an informative site it is filled with so much info.
Ashley (aspiring actress)

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Hi Tony,

I have watched your promo video and I have to admit what you say is straight and to the point. I have talked to a lot of people about acting and they all seem to have the wrong impression about the business. Yes, I agree it is an art and I see it as an art BUT for everybody else in the industry is business and that's how you have to treat it. It is as you very well stated (as an actor, you are) a product that you are trying to sell. The more work you put on that product and the better you market it, the more you sell. The more partnerships you will establish and at the end of the day the more successful it will be. I also agree with you that business skills help a LOT.

Good luck with your book and on behalf of my fellow actors a big thank you for simplifying success in the entertainment industry as an actor.
Best,
Roger, Brooklyn, USA

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Message: Tony, I continue to admire you, and to admire what it is you are doing.
Regards,
Cider (retired actor), Los Angeles, CA

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I just wanted to say thanks to Anthony for such a positive website and positive outlook on how someone should break into the craft and world of acting...and how to be a success at it!
Thanks,
Tammy R., Seattle, WA

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Tony,
I just wanted to let you know that I copied a quote of your's and I'm putting it on my refrigerator when I move to L.A. this next week. Thanks for the continued encouragement to all of us trying to achieve our goals. Keep up the good work.
Best,
Kyle S., actor

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This site has taught me a lot that I needed to know without dragging me all over the place.
Lauren, actress, Atlanta, GA

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Hi Tony

The guy I told you about was looking for some resources for where to begin acting, or acting classes. I pointed him towards your site because off the top of my head, you seem to have the best information to point him in the right direction.

I hope you don't mind,
Sam, J. Arlington, VA

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From: Serenity

Subject: you're Great!!!

Message: Tony thanks for giving such excellent and genuine advice. I am also an aspiring actress and really enjoy reading your website. I'm about to do a mailing like you suggested to a lot of agencies in New York and I hope to get some kind of response back while attend school at St Johns University in Queens. I'm really nervous, I hope this is not a wasted investment. Maybe you could look at a few of my headshots and tell me if I have a marketable presence. Do you have any other advice you could give me?

Thanks!

Serenity, Queens, NY

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AMAZING answer, thank you so much. I have had some training and experience, but it really made me think about this. you are a great writer. very inspiring!

Barbara P., Huntsville, AL

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Hi,
I was wondering if there is anything established like actingstartup.com in the U.K. because you are amazing and I have learned loads but then I can't do things like SBI because I don't live in America.
Thank You.
Nadine., Newcastle, UK

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From: Johnny P.
I'm a huge fan of yours! What you are doing is great!
Johnny P., Hackensack, NJ

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From: Norma, J.

That was amazing advice!!! Thank you so much, Tony, I feel much more confident now about meeting him (the agent). I saw your website, wow!, how lucky am I to have someone like you answer my question on this forum. I can't thank you enough!!!
Norma J., Dallas, TX

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Tony, Thank you for all of the information, i watched your video and read everything and it's all perfect, but now im heading to get your book and reading it, I really have to get into the acting Tony!, it's something i love and everyday i just search for more and more information, but its hard for me because im all alone.
please keep in touch with me for further questions or advice that i have. it would really help me a lot.
Thank You!

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Dear Anthony,

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!

Warmly,
Gretchen, NY, NY

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From: Trish

Subject: Re: Trish again

Message: I totally understand what you are saying about me and my mom. that is great advice. Also those links AMAZING I can’t thank you enough for making that web site. I bet there are hundreds even thousands out there just looking at that site and having most of their questions answered. if I do get into acting when I get older you will definitely be on my thank you list lol. thanks once again

Trish, R., Trenton, N.J.

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Message: Hello Tony,

I hope you don't mind, but I posted a link for your site on a forum for actors.

Rock D., Atlanta, GA

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From: Amanda

Subject: acting, thanks

Message: HI,
You really know what you are talking about when it comes to acting, I do have someone (an adult that helps me pursue my goals) I really just wanted to say thanks for giving me so much information on acting…

Amanda

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From: Ana C.
Subject: Ana C

Message: Hey Tony, thanks for the info, yours by far is the most useful, I am 30 years old, and I myself always (secretly) wanted to be an actress, but I never knew where to begin, so thank you. You have given me hope!

Ana C., Tampa, FL

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Tony,

It was great seeing you again today at the audition for your video. Thank you for giving me the opportunity just to...well...talk! It's been quite a while since I've done that.

I think you have a lot of great ideas and thre's not a doubt in mind that they are ideas that people can most definitely benefit from -- both the seasoned and the "new juices..."

Corey W., NY, NY

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You have so much valuable information. Thank you!

Sandra O., Austin, TX

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Thanks so much Tony ive convinced mum already 2 let me take acting classes and it is all ur fault... thank u soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much thats my new fav website!!!!!! THX!

Justine, A, Philadelphia, PA

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Thanks to your advice, I’m very close to having a manager and it's not set in stone, but a good chance! Thank you soooo much. You've been a GREAT help!!!!:)

Tina, B., Sacramento, CA

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