How to find acting jobs?

A young man contacted me recently and asked me a question that I am so often asked. How do I find acting jobs or jobs as a model? Here below you will find my answer to him. I’ve given this real person who wrote me a fictitious name.

Hi Roger,

I only give the opportunity for personal phone conversations to people enrolled in the home-study course. Doing that for others wouldn’t be fair to those who are paying for the course. The same is true for continuous email support.

What is it you would like to know from me?

In answer to your question below, how to find your own jobs as a model or actor. the nature of your question tells me that your focus is way too narrow. As I say in this video,
http://www.actingcareerstartup.com/acting_video.html

there are many reasons why most aspiring actors never make it. Thinking like this Roger is just one of those reasons. Take a step back and broaden your look at the acting business. Stop thinking about “just getting acting jobs” and start thinking about how to run a successful business in this industry. That’s what it will take. If you don’t do that, your chances for success are very limited.

That’s why I created the mentorship program through the home-study course. It’s like having someone explain everything you need to know over a 6 day period (6 days worth of video that you can watch anytime you want!) and that SHOWS YOU HOW TO DO EVERYTHING. That’s why I created it. As a matter of fact, the people in the course don’t need to call me and they don’t write very often, because they have everything explained to them so clearly that talking to me is rarely necessary.

Think about the cost.

  • Think about the cost of getting bad headshots, that don’t get you called in for auditions. Think about all that money spent for the shoot, the postage stamps, the envelopes, copies of your headshots. Hundreds of dollars wasted, not to mention the time you spend hoping that it will work only to find out that your headshots don’t present you in the best way.
  • Think about the cost of doing mailings the wrong way. You spend time and money and positive energy sending out your headshots, resumes and cover letters and then sitting around hoping that someone will call. You didn’t send out the right amount. You didn’t format your resume properly. Your headshots weren’t what they should have been. Your cover letter wasn’t written properly. Time and money wasted.
  • Think about the cost of taking the wrong acting classes with the wrong teachers. You spent time taking classes that you didn’t need to take right now. Your teacher wasn’t the best choice for you. Time and money wasted.
  • Think about the cost of submitting your headshot and resume to audition websites and not getting called in. Time and money wasted.
  • Think about what you could be doing to make some extra money online to help you get your acting career started and that will allow you to spend most of your time on your acting endeavors, IF you had someone to explain to you how to do it. Money that you could be making on the side…but that you aren’t, because no one explained to you how to do it.
  • Think about the cost of approaching casting directors and agents and not fully understanding what it is they are looking for in an actor, so that when you finally do meet one, you blow your chances, because no one ever explained that to you and told you how to use that information to get the best results.
  • Think about the cost of not knowing the audition process, so that when you finally do get an audition, you’re either too nervous to be able to give your best performance or because you never learned the keys to auditioning well and so you blow it! Not only that, but that casting director never wants to see you come in and waste their time again. Time and hope wasted! Not only that, you just might have burned a really good industry contact!
  • Think about the cost of not knowing how to build and create not just one contact with one agent or casting director, but not knowing the secrets to getting many contacts and to actually get casting directors to call YOU in for auditions without even going through your agent first! Time wasted, because maybe you didn’t even know that was possible and again, no one ever explained to you how to do that.

I could go on and on Roger, but that’s what you are up against.
What I tell people is this. You can either go to
http://www.actingcareerstartup.com and get lots of free information. Everything is there for you to figure out on your own to be able to start a successful acting career.

Or, you can get serious and take advantage of an online mentor, who will teach you EVERYTHING you need to know step-by-step, saving you money and time and more importantly, who will help you get auditions regularly and as a consequence FINALLY help you to start getting regular acting work.

So, the best advice I could honestly give you from the bottom of my heart is that IF you are serious about starting an acting career and IF you are ready to COMMIT 100% to not only listen to what you hear on the videos, but to actually DO what you learn, then either enroll NOW in the Acting Career Quick Start Home-Study Course
http://www.actingcareerquickstart.com/ACQSSales.html
or
find yourself another mentor who has the 5 characteristics that I talk about in the videos at the top of the presentation page.

This is a decision that you can make today Roger.

If you can’t make that decision and are not ready to FULLY COMMIT to your acting career success, then I have another piece of advice for you Roger. Leave it alone. Don’t keep alluding yourself about starting an acting career, because unless you learn the business 360 degrees, your chances for success will be slim to none.

I don’t want to see you end up like many others who have contacted me over the years who ask me questions like you asked and then a year later, they’re back asking the same old questions, because they THOUGHT that maybe it was possible to get started doing the same old tricks and quick fixes and without spending much time and/or any money at all. So if you’re not ready yet, look yourself in the mirror and tell yourself the truth, “I’m not ready to commit to starting an acting career and I understand that that means that I will most likely not get any auditions or any acting jobs until I am ready to commit.

It’s up to you Roger. That’s my best professional advice.

Take care.

Tony
Your acting career mentor

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    • I’ve never had the privilege of hiavng a mentor. I had to dig out everything on my own. This is why I have made it a point to be a mentor. It gives me great satisfaction to see someone succeed, and very proud to have been a small part of that success.You are such a giver, Preston. YOU are the one who has inspired me more than anyone else in this industry. Thank you so much!

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