Acting Career Question (S) and Testimonial

An acting career question (s) and some feedback from a brand new student the acting career quick start home-study course Here name is Darlene.

Hello Tony,

So I’m very excited that I joined your program. I just saw your 1st video
and I’m growing to trusting you more and I love the vast amount of
information you gave. You seriously kept it real!! I appreciate that a
lot. It did hurt to hear the part about the beginning years of acting (pay
rate wise), but I’m gonna keep pushing forward to my dream.

ACTING CAREER QUESTION 1

OK now to my questions, you mentioned about being surrounded by people who’ve
been working in acting, but I really don’t know anybody. I’m a young woman from
Harlem, New York and not many people here in the “hood” are thinking about the
acting world, but more so the hustling world. So what should? How do I
get connected to other actors?

I RECOMMEND GOING TO HANG OUT AT PLACES WHERE THERE ARE OTHER ACTORS. HERE ON THIS PAGE LINK, THERE ARE 26 PLACES WHERE YOU CAN FIND OTHER ACTORS: http://actingcareerquickstart.com/actor_hangouts.html

ACTING CAREER QUESTION 2

Second question, I just started taking classes on-camera commercial classes and in 2weeks we get to audition in front of 2 other casting directors. I’m in the process of getting my pics done, do you believe in character shots?
YOU NEED TWO HEADSHOTS AND A REALLY GOOD HEADSHOT PHOTOGRAPHER SHOULD KNOW THIS, IF THEY DON’T THEN STAY AWAY FROM THEM! YOU NEED A LEGIT SHOT AND A COMMERCIAL SHOT. THAT’S IT.
IN THE ACTING CAREER QUICK START COURSE YOU WILL GET SOME GREAT ADVICE ABOUT HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST HEADSHOT PHOTOGRAPHER, HOW TO ENSURE YOU GET THE BEST SHOTS POSSIBLE AND QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR HEADSHOT PHOTOGRAPHER BEFORE THE SHOOT TO MAKE SURE HE/SHE KNOWS WHAT THEY ARE DOING!

HERE IS A GREAT STORY ABOUT ONE OF MY STUDENTS IN THE HOME-STUDY COURSE. LOOK AT HER BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES AND ABOVE ALL, WHAT SHE WAS ABLE TO DO ONCE SHE FINALLY REALIZED THE POWER OF GREAT HEADSHOTS:
http://actingcareerquickstart.com/actor_headshots.html

ACTING CAREER QUESTION 3

And how do I ace this audition? YOU NEED IMPROVISATIONAL TRAINING TO DO WELL IN COMMERCIAL AUDITIONS. YOU ALSO NEED TO BE ABLE TO READ COMMERCIAL COPY AND BE AS NATURAL AS YOU CAN, JUST LIKE AN EVERYDAY PERSON. WE TALK ABOUT THAT LATER IN THE COURSE AS WELL.

ACTING CAREER QUESTION 4

Also, should I get into SAG-AFTRA knowing I only have acting experience from my church.
NO. I DON’T RECOMMEND TRYING TO GET INTO SAG. YOU WOULD BE COMPETING WITH OTHER, SEASONED ACTORS AND THAT AUTOMATICALLY TAKES YOU OUT OF THE RUNNING FOR NON-UNION JOBS. IT’S CRAZY FOR YOU TO GET INTO SAG NOW WITH NO EXPERIENCE. IT MAKES NO SENSE. YOU HAVEN’T GOTTEN TO THAT PART OF THE COURSE YET. YOU WILL. BE PATIENT.
AGENTS AND UNION AFFILIATE IN THE USA AND IN DIFFERENT COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD IS HANDLED IN DEPTH IN THE HOME-STUDY COURSE. I TAKE YOU THROUGH ALL THE DO’S AND DON’TS WITH REGARD TO THE UNIONS, EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW.

ACTING CAREER QUESTION 5

Last question, I’m still working a 9am to 5pm job to payoff bills, past
school loans for business , current acting classes, what is your advice
for someone whose willing to commit to her dream, but knows she has to
take care of responsibilities and have not much support from my parents.

THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT PART OF THE HOME-STUDY COURSE THAT YOU WILL GET INTO WITHIN JUST THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS.
YOU NEED TO GET YOUR FINANCES TOGETHER DARLEEN. I RECOMMEND WORKING ON GETTING THAT SET UP AS WELL WHILE YOU ARE LEARNING THE REST OF THE THINGS IN THE COURSE AND TAKING CLASSES.

KEEP ON STUDYING THE BUSINESS OF ACTING DARLEEN. SO MANY PEOPLE BELIEVE THEY WILL JUST MAKE IT IF THEY GET A CHANCE. I STRESS THIS IN THE HOME-STUDY COURSE AS WELL. IF YOU REALLY WANT TO BE ABLE TO DEDICATE AS MUCH TIME AS POSSIBLE TO YOUR ACTING CAREER, THEN WORK ON GETTING YOUR FINANCES TOGETHER. IN THE COURSE WE WILL TALK ABOUT BUDGETING AND ALSO ABOUT SOME SPECIFIC THINGS YOU CAN DO TO START TO MAKE SOME PASSIVE INCOME OR TO USE ANY SKILLS YOU HAVE TO MAKE MONEY TO FUND YOUR CAREER ON YOUR OWN TIME AND ON YOUR OWN SCHEDULE.

YOU WILL SEE THAT ONCE YOU ARE REALLY INTO THE HEART OF THE COURSE, THAT YOU WILL HAVE ACCESS TO A LOT OF GREAT INFORMATION THAT WILL PROVIDE GREAT VALUE FOR YOU, BECAUSE YOU WILL KNOW HOW TO DO MANY MORE THINGS TO GET YOURSELF NOTICED THAN THE VAST MAJORITY OF ACTORS OUT THERE WHO HAVE NO CLUE (SORRY TO SAY THAT, BUT IT’S TRUE. LOT’S OF PEOPLE ARE LIVING FALSE DREAMS THAT WILL NEVER COME TRUE, SIMPLY BECAUSE THEY DON’T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING. MANY THINK THEY DO, BUT THEY DON’T. IF THEY WOULD JUST STOP AND ASK THEMSELVES WHY THEY AREN’T GETTING ANYWHERE NAVIGATING ON THE INTERNET TO LOOK FOR AUDITIONS, OR TRY TO FIND SOMEONE TO INTRODUCE THEM TO AN AGENT AND THINGS LIKE THAT, THEY WOULD UNDERSTAND THAT THEY NEED TO DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT IF THEY WANT DIFFERENT RESULTS, SUCH AS…LEARN THE BUSINESS OF ACTING.) IT WILL MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD.

THAT’S THE MAIN REASON WHY I BUILT THE ACTING CAREER QUICK START HOME-STUDY COURSE. THE TRUTH IS, I WISH I HAD ACCESS TO THIS KIND OF INFORMATION AND STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTION WHEN I FIRST BECAME INTERESTED IN ACTING. I WOULD HAVE SAVED A LOT OF TIME, EVEN THOUGH I GOT VERY GOOD RESULTS.

KEEP DOING WHAT YOU ARE DOING DARLEEN AND YOU WILL BE FINE.

I HOPE I ANSWERED YOUR QUESTIONS. SEE YOU LATER THIS MONTH IN YOUR FIRST MONTHLY COACHING CALL.

Thanks,

TONY

8 thoughts on “Acting Career Question (S) and Testimonial

  1. Hello Tony!

    Thank you for your wonderfully thorough and informative presentation and and invitation to enroll in the Acting Career QuickStart Home Course. I have two questions: (1) In the presentation, the Course appears to be in DVD and Workbook formats. Is this how the Course is delivered? Is it a personal option? {I was a bit confused because there is also mention of ‘downloadable materials.’} And (2) the presentation also says, “Here’s what you get: Free skype call personally with me (Anthony Smith) each month for 20 minutes” if you feel you need it.”” So I was wondering, If I actually DO feel I need to meet on Skype with you each month, will you truly have that type of availability?

    In Appreciation,
    Gayah Gillson

    • Hello Gayah,

      Yes I do have that availability. I monitor closely the number of people in the course to ensure that I will have time for everyone. I say 20 minutes is all I will have, but what usually happens is that I spend an average of 30 minutes, sometimes more. I love talking to the students and helping them with their individual situations. Would love to have you in the course Gayah. Before you sign up, send me an email and let me know a bit about yourself, so that I can make sure this is really the right thing for you.

  2. I’ve taken improv classes with a local theater troupe since I was about 6 years old. I have also done 10-15+ plays . Now I’m 14, and I am wondering what kind of class I should take next. In my area there really isn’t too much offered for aspiring film actors, from what I have looked up so far. Also I saw some information on the “young actors theater camp” held near Santa Cruz, CA. Have you heard of this? Would it be a good use of time and money?
    Thank you!

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