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Acting

Step: 1
Headshots & comp cards

Your first step is to obtain photos or headshots. In the entertainment business, appearance is practically everything. Lasting impressions come from that first glance. You must obtain the best headshot possible! Your headshot is your business card.

Please remember that casting directors will only glance at your picture once, so you have only have one chance to capture their interest. Professional photos are expensive, but you will not get very far without them. You can spend between $50 to $1000. Sometimes photographers are well-connected and may give you a great chance to find a local agent or manager.

Search for photographers in your area.


Acting Resume

Step: 2
Write an acting resume


There are certain standards and guidelines for an actor's resume. Your resume must be well-written and professional. List all of your past and current training, experience, talents, skills, contacts, etc.

You can view a standard talent resume in our resume section.



Auditions and Casting Calls

 
Step: 3

Search for Auditions and Casting calls


Auditions are the most vital part in obtaining an acting role. To learn more about the audition process and how to obtain audition information. Search for auditions

Your success as a performer in the entertainment industry relies on connections. We believe the best way to acquire connections is to audition in front of entertainment companies, casting directors, producers, magazines, corporations, talent agencies, advertising agencies.

It is your responsibility as an actor or model to mail out your portfolios to agencies, casting directors, and production companies. This process can be quite costly and time-consuming. Most of the time, headshots will end up in a large file with thousands of other pictures, or simply will be trashed. If you are patient and consistent, you will receive a few auditions.

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Talent Agencies and Talent Managers


Step: 4
Search for Talent Agencies & Talent managers

You need to select an agent or manager--whichever is right for you. You can do so by simply sending out your picture and resume to all the agents/managers in your area. They will call you back if they are impressed with your picture and interested in representing you. Every major city has well-established talent agencies and management firms. Contact a few different agencies/managers and find out what they require. The key to success is retaining an agent/manager who is well-established and experienced! Ask for references and credentials before signing any contracts. We advise you to work under a non-exclusive 1-2 year contract in order to make certain your agent/manager performs professionally.

Search for agencies and management companies in your area.

 

Acting Schools

Step: 5 Search for Acting Schools and Workshops

Acting may seem easy. But often, actors fail to get the part because they lack training and experience. There are many schools and classes that specialize in different entertainment fields such as commercial acting, improve, voice training, etc. Focus your training on what you are best suited for and most interested in. Professional training may cost a substantial amount of money; however, it will play an important part in your success. Be careful in your selections--there are many frauds. Always check references and credentials.

Search for Acting Schools and Acting Workshops


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