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
Are you looking for information about how to start an acting career?
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Check out Tony's famous video about the top three things you need to do to start an acting career and have success long-term.
When I First Started
Several years ago when I first started to get interested in acting, I was desperately looking for someone, anyone to sit down with me and take me through what I needed to do to be successful with regard to how to start an acting career. But, I couldn't find anyone, so I had to figure things out for myself. I did and I started to get some results. To date I have done voice over, independent films, industrials (live events and corporate videos: which is what I love!), commercial print, extra work and television. I vowed that when I did start to get work as an actor and start to get on my way, that I would share whatever knowledge I had to help young and new actors to start to achieve the success they want in their acting careers.Every day, I do more to further my career. How about you?
The Actor Quiz
Among the actors who fill out my actor quiz and who have come to me to find out how to start an acting career, the most common answers to some important questions are:
*Have been acting for more than five years
*Have been working as an actor on the average of two days per month
*Have not been taking acting classes
*Don't know the different acting techniques that there are
*Don't have a solid acting technique to fall back on
*Don't have a talent agent to represent them
*Are still not sure how to get a talent agent
*Are not actively promoting themselves
*Have no money problems
*Have no idea what is really going on in the acting industry and don't know who is casting the types of projects they are interested in
*Don't read the trade papers regularly
Do these answers reflect in any way your situation? If you have some experience acting, but you are not auditioning much, not working much then please go and take the quiz. You will help contribute to my data base which I will be presenting to you soon.It will help me to see what it is you need and how I can best help you. There are 28 questions in all and it will take you only 10 minutes of your time! You'll find it on the right-hand column of this page.
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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