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
Question about film school in California from a young aspiring actress in Jamaica; Hi Tony, I'm 18 years old and am thinking about going to film school in California. I'm saving up my money and I really want to go. Will attending a flim school open doors for me or make it easier for me to get a acting job? How can I move forward in my acting career? Any advice you can offer will be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.
ANSWER: You could go to that school in Californial, but that won't guarantee that you will start working as an actor. This is the part so many people don't understand. It's not just about learning how to act. It's about learning the acting business, how it works and how you can get agents, acting auditions and acting work for yourself over and over again. If you don't know how to do that, you can be the best actress in the world, but no one will see your work, because you don't know how to get yourself seen. It's that simple. I've seen mediocre actors get more work than some really good actors. Why? Because they know how to play the game!
Right now, before you come to the US for a film school, if I were you, I would start learning the ropes of the acting business in California and in the USA. That's what my acting career quick start home-study course is all about. Whether you do it with me or with someone else, you NEED to get that information. If you don't, you will have spent all that money to go to California to the film school and then when it's finished what will you do?
Do you think that just going to film school in Hollywood is enough? Do you think that you will have met some people who will introduce you to some agent? Please don't think that, because it's not that simple. There are tens of thousands of aspiring actors who go to Hollywood each and every year and then end up getting other acting jobs, because their acting dream didn't come true. What they didn't realize is that THEY have to make it come true. You can only do that if you know HOW to make your dream come true and I can tell you that it's not just by being there. It's not about who you know, but who WANTS to know you. Hollywood is like the Olympics of acting. If you are not ready to compete at that level then you need to prepare yourself before you go.
Learn the business. Go to this page on my other website http://www.actingcareerquickstart.com/ACQSPresentation.html where I advertise the home-study course and look at the videos and scroll down the page and see the list of all the information that is in the course. Whether you want to take my course or not, YOU NEED THAT INFORMATION if you want to hope to be successful and that's not all. YOU NEED TO APPLY that information and do the work. If you are not willing to spend $37 per month over the next six months and DO all the work that's in the course, then my advice is, don't spend your hard-earned money to go to the film school. Do something else with that money.
Sounds harsh what I’m saying, but I don’t want you to waste your time and money. Or put in a more positive way, I want you to get the most out of that experience. You can do that by learning the acting BUSINESS first and then going to the film school in California.
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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