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.
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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.
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ACTING WORKSHOPS AND FORUMS FOR ACTORS
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What are they?
Forums for actors attended by acting industry professionals are intended to give performers an insight into what casting directors, agents and managers are looking for in auditions and in the actors that they sign. Whom the forum is run by will dictate the content of what is discussed,but examples of subjects talked about are things like how to make yourself stand out from the crowd, what needs to go on your professional actor resume, how to write an acting cover letter or how to choose the right headshot for yourself. They will often also go into common mistakes the actors they see frequently make.
For whom are they and what are the benefits of attending?
If you are looking to break into the market these kinds of acting workshops and forums for actors can be invaluable. Hearing about other people’s experiences in the industry and hearing about the kinds of mistakes that they made or saw others make will eventually save you so much time, as you wont have to make the mistake yourself and find out the hard way! The forums that you attend where the host interacts with the attendees on a more one on one level will give you personalized information which you may not be able to get anywhere else. Above all of this, these people that hold these forums know exactly what the industry standards at that very moment, and will take all of the guess work out of your approach to your next audition or meeting with a potential agent.
Aside from these practical gains, these talks can be a great place to network with other people in the industry and can teach you a lot in a really short period of time. You should check online and with your trade papers to see when the next session is starting in your local area. Go with an open mind and see what you can get out of it!
There are pages and links here on ActingCareerStartUp.com that will direct you to more information about acting workshops and forums for actors.
Make sure you view this video about The Top 10 Reasons Why Most Aspiring Actors Never Make It!
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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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