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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

Finding Housing In NYC

7. Finding Housing In New York

There are different ways of finding housing in NYC or in any other U.S. city for that matter. I have been back to New York six times to study and work as an actor and four of those five times, I found a place to live through the internet.

If you want to take acting classes in the USA in a city other than New York, like LA for example, that is a different beast and I will have information on that shortly. For finding housing in NYC craigslist.com is one of the best resources I know and it’s free. It’s a great resource to find a temporary location. Every day there are approximately 200 postings from people who are subletting their NYC apartments for anywhere from a couple of days to several months. Read this entire section.

Just go to the craigslist home page, choose the city, you can also choose the part of the city, i.e. Mahattan, Bronx, etc. Then in the middle of the page you can choose between sublets/temporary, rooms/shared or apts/housing, depending what you are looking for. You can even do targeted searches. It is truely a great tool. Check it daily as there are new postings each day.

I also recommend that you draft a standard short e-mail letter to use to answer postings when you see something you are interested in. It will save you the time of drafting a new letter each time.

Continue planning your trip to NYC

1. Your objective
2. The right time to go
3. Length of your stay


4. Your budget

5. Choosing the acting school and the acting classes

6. Finding housing in NYC

7. Getting around in New York

8. Keeping in touch back home while you’re away


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