Thursday, September 20, 2007

Do You Know How To Build A Successful Acting Career?

Are you just getting started in your acting career? Have you been acting for some time now and aren?t satisfied with the amount of work you?ve been able to get? Are you getting work consistently, but only making enough money to make ends meet? Do you want to kick start your acting career? If after reading those questions, you feel compelled to read on, think about the following:

Difficulties Many Of Us Actors Sometimes Face

?New to show business and just seem to be wallowing around to find out what you should be doing to get started in the right way!

?Not being sent out on many auditions.

?Rarely getting called back.

?No agent and not sure how to get one.

?Not many industry contacts and can?t seem to meet that industry professional I would really like to meet.

Difficult to balance work and the demands of an acting career.

?Able to book jobs, but not always able to keep them.

?Sending out materials?audition tapes, headshots, and r?sum?s?but not getting the types of responses you would like or none at all!

?Don?t have the money to take classes, so just taking a workshop every now and again instead of going to a school or regular classes. It?s been the situation for months. Maybe even years.

?Having difficulty getting off work for auditions, because the boss doesn?t support employees' acting careers!

?Difficult to prepare well for auditions, because of work. Either too tired or just not enough time in the day to work on your acting career!

?Have to work at a club or restaurant until the wee hours of the morning and end up going into auditions looking and feeling like a zombie.

?Don't have the cash to make a show-reel or audition tape, get headshots.

?Not sure how to choose a headshot photographer!

?Don't know how on earth it's possible to make a r?sum?, if I don?t have anything to put on it! How on earth can I start an acting career!

Here's The Problem

The problem is, where will you be if you continue to do what you are doing? Where will you be if you continue to operate as you are, treading water instead of moving your acting career forward in a strong and decisive way?

If any of those things are true for you, would you agree that you have two choices? You can either continue doing what you have been doing and hope that something will change, or you can change your approach by aggressively and systematically going after what it is you desire?the acting career you really want. is a website that was created to be the ?best friend? of new and aspiring actors and to those who are looking to jump-start their careers. It is meant to be a guide and to provide you stimulus to achieving even better results than you are currently getting in your acting career. It is a resource center a place to come for ideas, to learn, to figure out what to do next, to see what you need to watch out for. This site is the friend you can listen to, who always has the new actor?s best interests at heart. But it is delivered to you from a unique point of view.

In the next article, I will talk more about my personal experience as a relatively new actor myself of three years, about a party I'm having for you and 15 questions that many aspiring actors wish they had the answers to.

In the meantime, good luck!

Anthony Smith matured of 15 years of corporate management experience in Nike and Levi's, before drastically changing his life to follow his dream of becoming an entrepreneur, motivational speaker, actor and author.

Acting Career Start-Up: Four Key Factors For Success will hit the U.S. market. It is a resource for new actors, parents of child actors and veteran actors who want to kick start their careers. For more information, Anthony's interesting, first-hand stories and acting advice go to

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