Actors get fired too! Don’t let it happen to you!

More people have contacted me this week asking me if I could help them in contact with a talent agent or casting director. When I asked if they had any experience acting they all told me “no”. They went on to say that they just believed that they could do this “acting thing” if they could only have a chance.
Actors get fired too!

Don’t let this happen to you!

A lot of people think that once you get an acting job, that it is automatic that you will keep it. We hear about people with regular jobs sometimes getting fired, but no one ever talks about actors getting fired from their jobs. It happens more than you might think.

3 Reasons why actors get fired
Here are some of the reasons why:

1. Inability to take direction from the director, which my research tells me, is often due to a lack of acting skill and acting technique that enables the actor to get into character and make adjustments as the director requests.
2. Unprofessional behavior on set or on stage. Professionalism extends from being punctual, respectful of other actors working or preparing to following the rules the production company and/or the director has imposed, etc.
3. Can’t remember their lines. It’s that simple. Knowing your lines must be second nature. That frees up mind space for the next most important thing, which is listening to your scene partner and to what’s going on around you in the scene, so that you can react naturally and be present in every moment.

Actors get fired: A true story

Once while working on the set of Law & Order, a supporting actor had several scenes in which he had to interact with the main actors. He was obviously not prepared and had a difficult time remembering all his lines. They had to cut the scenes time after time and start over. At first the director and the main actors were very understanding and encouraging. After a while, they started to get perturbed, then they simply got upset.

By that time, the actor was under so much pressure that it only made the situation worse. He was done. He was befuddled and the director finally called for a break and called the actor in for a talk. When the director returned, the actor was no longer with him and we never saw that actor again. The scene schedule was rearranged and they hired another actor for that role.

Actors get fired: How to keep it from happening to you!

It happens. That’s why I always say, get trained first before you start looking for acting work. Even though a casting director usually is able to pick up on an actor who is not ready to sustain a role, sometimes they slip up too. You can bet that the casting director who casted that actor was under some pressure too, not only to find another actor for that role asap, but more importantly to make sure that something like that never happened again.

Just because you get the acting job, that’s no guarantee that you will keep it. You need to be able to get through the audition, but then you need to be trained well and able to “carry” a role, which means to be able to do it justice, perform it well.

Time is money.

If you are on set and make the director waste time, which ends up meaning wasting money, because you are not prepared, you not only risk being fired, but you also risk making a bad name for yourself in the industry. News travels and unfortunately for that actor in the true story above who got fired, the news wasn’t good.

Don’t let that happen to you. Learn the craft of acting before you start looking for acting work. Contrary to what a lot of people think, actors do get fired. So going back to what I wrote at the top of this page, don’t look for a chance to start your acting career until you are ready to take advantage of that chance. If you are looking for a talent agent or to find acting auditions before you have gotten any training, then I strongly question your motives for wanting to embark on an acting career.

Do you know what directors expect of actors while working on set?
Do you know the terminology that directors and crews will throw at you while working on the set of a film?
Do you know proper etiquette while working on set or on stage?
Are you prepared to start working as an actor?
Do you have an acting technique you can fall back on?
How are you at taking direction and making adjustments to your performance?

All those things I just listed here above are part of your preparation. If you are really serious about wanting to become an actor, then you will want to learn all those things and more, before you start looking for a talent agent and acting work.

Also remember what I said in this video about 3 things you need to know about starting an acting career:
1. Learn the craft first!
2. Do it for the right reasons.
3. Learn the business!

Take heed to that advice and you’ll see how you start to make things happen in your acting career.

Your Acting Career Mentor
& Creator of the first-ever
Acting Career Quick Start
Home-Study Course

Acting Career Quick Start Affiliate

This Acting Career Quick Start affiliate is making things happen both in his brand new acting career as well as financially. Wes Cantrell just recently graduated from the Quick Start Course for those who want to start an acting career.

Wes literally tracked down Tony (creator of the Acting Career Quick Start Home-Study Course) simply because he wanted to express his gratitude, saying that the course “Changed his life”. At the end of that video testimonial, he and Tony talked about Wes becoming an affiliate of the program to make some extra money.

It’s a done deal. Wes has already in just a short time, referred three people to the course, which means that with one of those people now a student in the course, he has paid for his own tuition. In other words, he has gotten his money back that he invested $222. The other two people have given him $444 that he is using to fund his acting career.

Watch this video to see how the conversation with Tony unfolded and how you could do the same thing Wes is doing.

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Do you know someone who has been struggling to get auditions, find an agent or just start to get some acting work?
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The cool thing about becoming an affiliate is that all you have to do is send your people to the course using your own personalized affiliate link, that you will learn how to create in just one minute. Once you do that, I take care of the rest. If they invest in the program, you and I both get paid! Now how cool is that?!

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Should I take this acting program?

QUESTION: with regard to this specific acting program in LA.

I am 18,live in the UK and have applied to study Drama at
University in September. I have signed up to a company called XXX XXXXXXX (I’m hiding the name on purpose.) that helps actors from all over the world to come to LA, train at Stella Adler and audition in front of 30 of the best agents, plus much more. They have replied to me saying they are interested. Would you recommend to go ahead with a company like this? If so, I can always defer my entry at university.


My advice is, that if that is your only plan to getting your career started, that you should go ahead with the university now. Before you choose a school, you should look around first.

Before you do that, you should understand some basic things about the acting business and know what it will mean for you. Things like this.

and this

I’ll also give you the first month’s module to my Acting Career Quick Start Home-Study Course:
If you haven’t taken the necessary steps to ensure that you are preparing to have a successful start to your acting career, then it’s a waste of time and money.
Either go to school. OR Make a serious commitment to do those three things you saw on the video link above to get your career started.

And if you really want to commit, then do this. It’s the fastest way I know to get started.

I hope this answers your question.

Actor, Author,
Seminar Leader,
Motivational Speaker,

Did you pick up a copy of Tony’s book: Acting Career Start-Up: Four Key Factors For Success


Best regards,

How you start an acting career: 3 Things you need to do to start an acting career

Here’s how you start an acting career. These are the first three things you need to do!


I’m not going to offer you acting lessons, because I am not an acting teacher.

I can’t possibly know if you are doing this for the right reasons. Only you can know that.

But I can help you with the third thing you need to do to start your acting career.

So…are you doing these three things or not? Leave a comment here below.


The fastest way to start an acting career

This is the absolute fastest way I know of to start an acting career as quickly as possible!

If you can’t find a mentor on your own, know that The Acting Career Quick Start Home-Study Course is a mentorship program that takes you through every step of not only learning the acting business, but actually DOING it. When you finish the course and if you have followed everything we do in it, you will have created the base for acting career success. That means you will have created all your marketing materials, know how to get yourself seen in the industry, made contacts and more importantly built relationships with key industry professionals, know how to get lots of auditions, how to increase your chances of booking off the auditions you do get and lots more.

Most students have already started getting acting work well before finishing the course. Here are just a couple of examples.



Other students and the comments they made about the Home-Study Course


Which group of aspiring actors do you belong to?

I recently sent out a series of emails in which I offered some advice about how
to make some extra money to fund an acting career. There were lots of responses
from basically four different groups of people.

Here below you will find a description of those four groups and then further down the page you’ll find some comments about each one.

1. People who want something that’s going to be easy and that will make
them a lot of money quickly and or help them get discovered as quickly as
possible by someone who will give them a break, that “one chance”.
2. Teenagers who are still living at home with their parents and who are
not independent enough to decide on their own or to invest money.
3. People who would be willing to try something to make some extra money
as long as it doesn’t cost anything to get started.
4. People who are looking for information on how to start their acting careers
and about how to get the money they need to get started and who are
taking a realistic approach
to go about it.

Some friendly advice

Before I speak further about money or starting an acting career, here is a little
fatherly, brotherly or just plain friendly advice for the folks that are part of those
groups I mentioned above.

Believe me when I say that I know how it is when you want something and don’t
have the money to get it, but my advice to you is to have realistic expectations.
Most things in the world we live in that are worth having will cost at least
something. If you want to start an acting career for example and you have been trying for a
while to get someone to teach you for free how to get started or to teach you how
to make money or to help you meet a casting director or an agent
then you already know that going down that road isn’t getting you
very far. How do I know that? Because if it had you wouldn’t be reading this now.
The other thing worth mentioning is that anything worth having takes hard work
and perseverance to get.

Now here are some comments for the people in each of the groups.

Group 1: Anthony Smith and are not for you. I’m
looking to build success stories and help people get their careers started. I want to
work with people who are willing to do what’s necessary and work hard. Please
don’t expect freebies from me and don’t expect me to introduce you to agents or
casting directors, get you auditions or give you the entire course for free. Doing
that would be a big mistake, because that’s not how life works. Things just don’t
work that way

There is a saying I really like: “You get what you pay for.” If you get something for
free, then don’t expect it to be all that great.

Group 2: If you are a teen still living at home or if you are dependent upon
someone else and cannot make decisions on your own, you have two choices the
way I see it. You can either get your parents involved to support you in what you
want to do or you can use my free-informational website
It has literally hundreds of pages of information on it that is all free. The only thing
is that it doesn’t put things in order for you and walk you through the process
step-by-step like the home-study course does. If you really want it, you will take the time
to go through that information and understand it.

Group 3: I don’t know of any programs that can help you to make money that don’t cost at least something to get started. Yes you may have heard that you can
make money using facebook and that’s true, but you have to know how to do it. Whoever
teaches you that will ask you for some money. Both the systems I used to get two of
my money-making websites started cost me money to start. For one of them I have
to pay $300 per year just to maintain it. For the other I paid a lot more than that.
But on both of them I make much more than that off my sites so that the return on
my investment is well worth the while. ROI or return on investment is a concept
that you need to understand before you get started.

That’s why that whatever you spend money on to learn something in reality shouldn’t cost you anything. Why? Because you will get your money back by applying what you learn. If you don’t apply what you learn from any training course you take, your costs will be high and you will be just throwing money away or wasting it. That makes no sense.

Group 4: If you belong to this group and really and truly want to start your acting
career, then stick with it and don’t give up. You have the right attitude. Even if you
decide not to take my home-study course, because you have a viable alternative
to help you start your acting career quickly, I’m confident that you will find your way by getting that information somewhere and somehow. Whether you get it from me or not, you will inevitably need it to get a successful start to your acting career. So hang in there!

The next step for you

So, now that I have let off a little steam, I want to inform you of the option you have
of either staying on this list or by going down to the bottom of the page of this mail
and clicking on the ‘manage your subscription’ link and taking yourself off the list. I
say this for your own good. There’s no sense in wasting your time hoping that a
miracle will happen. That’s not what I promote here. I promote a program that I know works for serious people with serious intentions and I get great satisfaction in
working with people who are willing to work hard to get what they want.

If that’s you, then maybe we’re made for each other, so stick around and I’ll show
you how to get your acting career started.

37 acting auditions, 10 acting jobs and almost $4,000 in just 10 weeks!

Here’s how I got 37 acting auditions from more than 200 submissions, booked 10 acting jobs and made almost $4,000 in just 10 weeks. I want to share everything I did with you. Click on the image here below or on one of the links in this blog post to download this, one of my most sought-after ebooks I’ve ever written!

Then, once you’ve read it, come back here to the blog and
leave a comment here below and let me know what you think!

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My First Three Months (in my acting career)

Download your free gift here: My First Three Months Story

I’ve met a lot of people over the last few years here online who come to me because they are struggling to start their acting career.

  • They don’t have an agent.
  • Can’t get one.
  • No luck finding auditions.
  • They find one audition once every blue moon!
  • Many get one acting job every few months. Some get a job once a year.

The reason I built my websites for new actors is because I see it over and over again. The problem isn’t that they don’t want to get more acting auditions and acting work. The problem is that they don’t know how to do it!

How is is possible to get more than 37 auditions, book 10 acting jobs and make almost $4,000 in just 10 weeks? I did that [fname] and I want to share with you how I did it. (I actually worked on 8 of those jobs during the 10 weeks and the other 2 after the three month period was over.(

Originally My First Three Months of my acting career story was meant to be one of the bonuses in the Acting Career Quick Start Home-Study Course and it still is. It is the very first bonus students receive in the first month. At the beginning of this New Year, I have decided to give it to you now, before you enroll in the course. It’s my gift to you.

So here it is. It’s a 40-page ebook, that you can download.

Click here to download the ebook.

  • It’s detailed.
  • It’s easy to read.
  • It’s a quick read.
  • It’s information I wish someone would have told me before I got started acting.
  • It’s my story.
  • It’s my gift to you.
  • If you have been struggling to start your acting career, once you start reading it, you won’t be able to put it down until you finish it!

In the Acting Career Quick Start Home-Study Course, I teach you how to do everything I did in those three months and more. I teach you everything I know and that I did to get those 37 auditions, book those10 acting jobs that made me almost $4,000 in that short time frame. I teach you how you too can get more acting auditions, get more acting work and actually start making some money a lot quicker than you might think!

I’ll close by saying that if you are really serious about starting an acting career, in other words, if starting an acting career is REALLY important to you and you don’t already have a coach or a mentor, the Acting Career Quick Start Home-Study Course and I are just a couple of clicks away.

Click here to find out how I got so many acting auditions in 10 weeks.

Your acting career mentor

Can you help me with my acting talent?

Can you help me with my acting talent? That was a question I received just a few days ago. Here was my answer to that question.

If you want help with your acting career I can help you.
If you want to learn the craft of acting or have help to
build your acting talent, I'm not an acting teacher, but
my home-study course will point you in the right direction.

You have to decide three things.
1. How serious are you about wanting to learn what you need
to know to start an acting career? That means, are you
willing and able to invest some money to get started?
2. How quickly do you want to get started? Do you want to
already be acting within the next six months or can it be
longer than that?
3. How hard are you willing to work to start your acting

The reason I ask you these questions is this.
There are a lot of people out there who SAY they want
to start an acting career, but who really aren't willing
to do what it takes to get started.

In that case, I send people to my free information website
called and there they can find
all and any kind of information they need to get started.
What I have found though is that 97% of those people never
get very far, because they don't know what to do with that
information. It's too much and they don't know what to do
first. There is no one to bounce ideas off of and to coach
them along in the process.

The people who are serious have another option with me. That
is the Acting Career Quick Start Home-Study Course, which
provides step-by-step instruction on video and also with
personal coaching from me each month.
It requires an investment of $37 per month for six months,
which is a total of $222 over the six months. The people
who apply what they learn in the course earn that money back
on their first acting job even BEFORE THE COURSE IS FINISHED.

You asked the question about talent. Acting talent is
important in an acting career, but unfortunately it is
just a small part of the whole puzzle that you need in
order to be successful. To help you better understand
this point, have a look at this video and
see why acting talent alone isn't enough.

Good luck to you!


Acting auditions: How to get them

Wondering how to get a lot of acting auditions?

Think about this. So many new actors look around on the internet for audition websites. They ask about which websites are the best ones? Which websites have the best auditions and so on. Many of these same people have been trying this method to start their acting careers and even though it isn’t working, the crazy thing is that they keep trying it.

I’m a very practical person. I’ve learned through my corporate career how to figure things out. So if one isn’t finding a lot of acting auditions, here is something to think about.

Which way are you trying to start your acting career and thus get lots of acting auditions?

Starting an acting career

Which method are you trying to start an acting career?

So if you have been trying and trying and not getting anywhere in your acting career, you might want to stop and think a minute about how you are trying to get started. If your method isn’t working for you then, like I say, you have two choices. Either keep doing it and hope for a miracle or do something different.

The Acting Career Quick Start Home-Study Course is designed to help you get started acting within the first few months. It is your mentor, your coach. That’s why I took such care to create more than 40 hours of video that gives you step-by-step instruction and that leaves no stones unturned. You will know exactly what you need to do. But don’t take my word for it. Go and have a look at what Brent Bauer is doing as a result of taking the course.

If you want to get in, we’d love to have you. Go check it out. You can start within just minutes after your payment goes through! That means you can take the first step to acting career success today and finally start getting more acting auditions!


Your Acting Career Start-Up

Time is running out for you to get more for less.
Take advantage of The Personal Package!

It’s a new year and the Acting Career Quick Start Home-Study Course is just 10 months old. It’s come a long way in just a short time. It started out with:

Start an acting career
The Acting Career Quick Start Home-Study Course
  • videos each week for six months (more than 40 hours total of step-by-step instruction designed for you to actually start working as an actor during the course!),
  • downloadable course materials that you can read through and reference at your leisure),
  • email support for you to ask me questions directly,
  • live monthly webinars in which you get to interact with me and other students,
  • four bonuses:
    1. My First Three Months (of my acting career)
    2. How to overcome stage fright
    3. Presenting with impact!
    4. How to convince anyone of anything, anytime!


    • 4 additional surprise bonuses

In addition to what you see here above, the program has evolved to also offering The Personal Package, which consists of the following:

  • a free type, headshot, cover letter and resume evaluation done by me personally: participants send me their materials and I evaluate them and give a recommendation on how they can market themselves to ensure the best success rate possible from their efforts, (a $29 value!)
  • free downloadable mp3 audio files of ALL the videos in the course to listen to on your iPhone, iPod, smart phone or other audio device, (a $69 value!)
  • free skype calls each month for 6 months for a limited number of students who desire to interact with me directly and personally to talk about their own personal acting career situations. (a $99 value!)
  • A complete list of everything you need to start your acting career. (a $29 value)

That’s an additional $225 value at no extra cost for your Acting Career Start-Up.

It’s like taking a five-day course that you can repeat whenever you want and also having your own personal coach to talk to about your own personal acting career situation and who shows you step-by-step what you have to do and how to do it. There’s nothing more results-oriented than this on the market today!

You get all that value for just $37/month…right now that is. In less than 48 hours that offer will change and will no longer be all-inclusive. The Pesonal Package will then be made available at the prices you see listed here above.

If you REALLY want to start an acting career, I honestly and truthfully can’t imagine that there is a better way to do it.

So, don’t miss out on this innovative and above all, very practical way for you to start your acting career! Don’t hesitate. Don’t procrastinate. Just Do It!

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