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
USA H-2B Temporary Workers Visa
This visa is not just for actors and entertaners, but is for applicants who cannot prove an extraordinary ability in the O-1 class of visa but who still wish to gain admittance into the United States. The H-2B Visa will allow artists to enter America and perform a job which is temporary or seasonal by definition. One thing that makes this visa a little bit complicated is that as well as being able to prove that this job is temporary the employer has to obtain from the Department of Labor a labor certification stating that there are at that time no qualified workers in the U.S that would be eligible for employment in that position over an alien.
Frankly speaking, this is where relationship building skils come in handy. The better you are at building relationships not just in the acting industry, but anywhere in life, the greater your results will be usually. Let's give you a practical example. Some people who read this page will think "Oh! I read on actingcareerstartup.com that all I have to do is to go to the US, make contact with an employer and get them to submit the certification to the Department of Labor". Not so fast! It could be that simple, but the chances are, it will be a lot more dificult than that. All you have to do is ask yourself this question. How much easier do you think it would be for you to get what you want if you already know the employer, have a relationship with them based on trust and good will? The reverse side of that the employer doesn't know you at all. Most things in life are easier if you first build a relationship with the person you need to deal with. So, remember that.
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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