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
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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
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Teen Acting Information
1. My top 5 things I look for in someone who says they want to be an actor?
a. presence and personality: I look for someone who pops out at me, which doesn't necessarily mean they have to be bubbly, but they have something special that I don't normally see and that I think would be "interesting" to see on film or on camera".
b. passion: I want to work with someone who wants to be an actor, not because they want to be famous, not because they want to make a lot of money, but because they really and truely love acting and can't imagine doing anything else.
c. some base talent: to become an actor, you don't have to know how to act right away, but you have to have some base talent. As they say, you can't squeeze blood out of a turnip. You can't make an actor out of someone who doesn't have what it takes.
d. someone who is teachable: that means someone who is humble, who takes feedback, takes direction and applies what they are told without rebuttle.
e. if the person is under age 18, then they must have the support of their parents. That's critical, because without their support, it will be virtually impossible to have a career.
3. Talent agents typically look for actors to fill holes in their client base and also actors who can give them what they want, which is to help them make money. This is piece of teen acting information I strongly advise you to take heed to .The more you can book work off of auditions they send you out for, the happier they are. That's the most important thing for an agent. You can have your own opinion, but they will send you out for jobs/auditions where the description fits your profile and look. That's how it works.
Look at these two interviews, one on video and the other to read:
4. Teen acting information must include getting a professionally done actor headshot taken, when you are ready. I always suggest that you should first be taking acting classes before you think about getting an agent. If you would get an agent and don't know how to act, then how can you think that you will be able to beat out your competition? Looks are one thing. Knowing how to act and feeling comfortable in front of the camera or on stage is another. You need to know how to do that first. And when you know how to act, then you will be able to take a better headshot, because your training will have taught you how to "take command" of the camera.
So don't spend the $200 just yet until you are ready. I agree with mom on this one.
5. Yes, unfortunately there is a lot of teen acting information out there and a lot of it is scams and other junk. Be careful. One thing you should do is beware of people who say they will make you a star. Or people who tell you they will be your agent if you just pay them first or take one of their classes. Usually that's a bunch of bull. Agents get 10% of what you make AFTER you do the job. They get paid and give you 90% of what the job paid. That's the way it works.
One of the best ways to avoid scams is to be knowledgeable. My website is a great start, because it has literally hundreds of pages of information. Use it. It's all free.
6. Another piece of teen acting information has to do with dressing for auditions. If you audition is for a casting director, then you might want to wear something that will help you be remembered for the part you are auditioning for. If you are interviewing/auditioning for an agent, then just wear something that is comfortable and be yourself. Don't try to impress. Just be yourself. That's all they want to see.
7. Something else, that your teen acting information must include and that touches a chord in me is money. I totally understand that money can be an issue. Have a look at this page on this website link:
http://videotour.sitesell.com/AnthonyLee.html It will tell you what you can do to make some extra money right from your own home. How do I know? Because it's the system I have used for years now!
It is a great, honest website that helps you to turn a passion into an online business and work from home. I'm doing it. It's NOT about getting rich, but that's not my goal. It's about making money in an honest way by helping others. Sort of like what I'm doing right now.
I have a home study course in which I will walk people through the steps to starting an acting career. Each week you have me on video and you get downloadable course materials and everything. It is a course to DO and not just to watch.
There is a lot more teen acting information on this website
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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