Special Offer Frequently Asked Questions

What is the special offer that Tony has planned?

This offer is all about me making my acting business training online accessible to more people. I’ve listened to what many of you have been asking for and so I thought about and came up with, a way to make it available to more people.

Do I have to go to New York to take advantage of what Tony has to offer? Because if I do, I can’t make it. I live in…

You will be able to take advantage of what I have to offer you from the comfort of your own home or from anywhere you choose. You will only need a computer or mobile device and an internet connection. The offer has nothing to do with a live event or seminar. It is also not an audition. Tony doesn’t audition or find people acting jobs. He helps people to understand the business of acting and help them get agents, auditions and acting work for themselves.

Who is Tony? Why should I listen to what he says? Can I trust him?

Those are all legitimate questions, great questions that you should absolutely be asking. Ultimately, you will have to make that decision. I can only give you something to think about in helping you make that decision. First of all, if you are struggling in some way in your acting career and not getting auditions, don’t have an agent, don’t really have an acting career like you would like to, then continue reading.

Have a look first at http://ActingCareerStartUp.com and have a look at the more than 700 pages of content I created. Make sure to look at the interviews I did with Hollywood casting directors, such as April Webster, casting director for Mission Impossible and other big blockbuster films. I interviewed her for example at her home in Hollywood. I also interviewed Gary Spatz, who is the founder of the Playground acting school in Hollywood, who is the number one Disney acting coach, Jeff Alan-Lee, acting teacher who started the career of Scarlet Johanson for example, talent agents, actors, career and acting coaches like Bernard Hiller, the premier acting coach who does acting master classes in countries around the world and has guests like Al Pacino, Samuel L. Jackson, Hollywood directors and countless others, acting teachers and more. I’ve interviewed those people and many more actors, casting directors, talent agents, actors and other industry professionals.

Together with my experience starting acting, which I will tell you all about, they all have helped me to put together some great programs, courses and seminars for all of you. ActingCareerStartUp.com since it’s founding nine years ago has had over 1 million visitors. There’s a reason for that!

Go have a look at ActingCareerQuickStart.com and once you sign up and go to the page with “the secret”, go down to the bottom of that page and see all the content that’s in that course that it took me literally a year to build. And don’t forget to go to the Testimonials page and see what people are saying about the course.

And finally, if you still want to know more about me, again, a very legitimate question, then go to Amazon.com and do a search for the book: Acting Career Start-Up 101: the real first steps or Acting Career Start-Up: Four Key Factors for Success and take a peek inside to have a look at the table of contents.
I think after doing those things, you will have a pretty good idea who I am, how much I know about the acting business and how qualified I am to be able to help people get their acting careers started or get them moving.

Is what you have to offer good for me if I live in France, Canada, Australia or any country outside the United States?

Yes and here’s why. First of all, there are some 30 countries represented in the Acting Career Quick Start Home-Study Course. Students mainly from the United States, but also from Canada, Australia, the UK, South Africa, Russia, France, Germany and other countries all over Europe, the middle east and Africa and Asia.

Why would people sign up for a course that is in English language and made by a guy from New York? And is that course really good in other countries around the world?

Yes, because while everyone is different, people are different, cultures are different and in fact in the Home-Study Course there are three modules that need to be customized to the local country culture you live in, that’s 3 modules out of the 24 modules. For example one of those modules has to do with actor Unions. Obviously you will need to find those yourself in some cases where I don’t look those up for you, but the concept of how to contact them, when you should sign up and so forth, is the same as in the U.S.

So back to the question about whether Tony’s offer will be good in your country, the answer is absolutely yes!

What’s the deadline “thing” all about?

You will find out on Sunday. It simply has to do with the amount of time that the offer will be available. That’s why I said that once you receive the email on Sunday, you need to act quickly, because from that moment, the clock begins ticking. Once it’s too late, it’s too late and the offer will no longer be available. You will hopefully understand why the time limit when you see what the offer is.

Are there any people who have gone through Tony’s program who have gotten results?

You can find them here on the testimonials page.

But this one speaks for itself.

How long does it take to start an acting career?

Ever wonder how long it will take to start an acting career?

Some people say that it all depends if you can get into the right acting audition websites.

Some people will tell you that if you can get someone to introduce you to an agent, you’ll be all set.

Still others will tell you that if you can just get someone to give you that one chance, that you can make it.

Want the real truth? None of those things are true. The real answer of how long it will take to start an acting career has to do with your approach or the method you use. If your approach is the right one, you can get there a lot faster, which means getting a couple of agents to represent you, frequent auditions and regular acting work. On the other hand if you have the wrong approach, it can take you forever to get to where you want to be if you even get there at all. The graph below shows what I mean.

start acting

Which one of these methods are you using to start your acting career?

Lots of Wasted Time and Energy

So many new actors waste a lot of time, energy, hope and money trying to figure things out for themselves. It’s a shame, because statistics say that they don’t get very far. As a matter of fact, anyone who has been trying to get an agent for a long time and hasn’t been able to get one or who has been trying desperately to pick up some auditions by submitting to websites with no success knows what I’m talking about.

The fastest way to get your acting career started

So just how long will it take for you to start your acting career? If you a REALLY good student who can pick up the right book, read it and apply everything that’s in it to get your desired results then great. You can get there faster than the person who tries to figure it all out for himself.

The best way to get the best results in any area of your life including starting an acting career is to find someone who will mentor you. That means finding a person who knows the business, who has already started getting acting work quickly (which is what all new actors want right?), who is able to teach you what you need to know, willing to teach you and who is also someone you can trust.

That’s what the fastest way to get your acting career started is all about: Step-by-step instruction on video with downloadable materials and presentations, personalized email support, monthly coaching calls, mp3 files of all the videos each week. I challenge anyone to find anything like it in the entire industry that you can do like this online and right from your home and no matter what country you are in.

The fastest way to get your acting career started

Get me a talent agent!

Get me a talent agent!

That’s what a young man wrote to me a few days ago. Here below you will find my answer to his…request.
The young man’s name I have changed. So let’s just call him…Roger.

It doesn’t work that way Roger. It’s not that easy.

You are asking someone to get you an agent and you haven’t even introduced yourself!
I have no idea who you are, what you look like, what kind if any, acting skills and experience you have, where you live. I haven’t seen any of your acting work, don’t know if you have taken any classes. I know nothing.
If this is your strategy, to try and get people to introduce you to an agent in this way, you are going down the wrong road. It’s not a winning strategy at all.
No one actor who is intelligent will introduce you to an agent if they have no idea who you are and above all, if they have never seen your work as an actor. Why would they? They risk putting their credibility and integrity on the line for someone they don’t even know.

Just imagine if the actor who you ask to introduce you has built a good relationship with his agent over the years, introduces another actor to their agent and that other actor turns out to be a flop. What do you think the agent will think? It doesn’t make sense and no one will do that for you Roger. No actor who is intelligent would take that risk. If you find that concept difficult to understand, just try and put yourself in their shoes. If you were an established actor, would you introduce someone you don’t even know to your agent?

If you really want an agent, then do it the right way and build from the ground up. Present yourself correctly. Tell who you are, what experience you have and show some videos of your work.

I might be wrong, but in my 9 years of experience helping actors get their acting careers started, I find that people who send messages like the one you sent to me “Get me an agent.”, usually have no experience at all, have never taken any acting classes and just want to be an actor, because they think it would be a cool thing to do and want to be famous. I hope that is not your case.

If you don’t like what I said and want to try the easy route anyway, then have a look at this page. It tells you all the steps on how to get an agent, but if you don’t have the basis, then it won’t work Roger. But…you can try.
http://www.actingcareerstartup.com/get-a-talent-agent.html

http://actingcareerquickstart.com/get-a-talent-agent.html

Starting an acting career and keeping it going is hard work. You need to be passionate and be willing to do what is necessary. If you don’t know what steps to take, then my Acting Career Quick Start Home-Study Course can help. It will walk you through all the steps. It will be like having a mentor, someone to help you who really wants you to succeed.

So, at this point if you have been trying to get your acting career started and what you are trying isn’t working, then you have two choices. Either continue to do what you have been doing or get someone to help you who knows what they are doing and can help you start getting auditions regularly and also acting jobs.

Good luck!

Tony

Acting Question: College and an acting career

HI BARBARA,

THANK YOU FOR WRITING TO ME AND FOR TRUSTING THAT I MIGHT BE ABLE TO HELP YOU OUT.

SEE MY COMMENTS AMIDST YOUR LETTER ALL WRITTEN IN CAPITALS.

Hi Tony!

I have a question for you, I hope you can help me with this because i’m really desperate and confused.

I’m 19. I graduated from High School in 2011 and currently i’m not attending any schools. I really want to start an acting career, it’s been my passion since I can remember! But right now, i’m pretty discouraged because i’m not sure about going to college.

There’s one place i’d like to apply for, but auditions are held only in the fall, and if I get accepted, I would start my freshman year in the fall of 2015! But if I don’t get accepted I would have to wait another year to audition and then another year to start!!! That means I would be starting college at 21 or 22… I was wondering if that’s too late to start college…

WHAT COMES TO MIND HERE IS NOT TO PUT ALL YOUR EGGS IN ONE BASKET. JUST LIKE WHEN YOU CONTACT TALENT AGENTS AND CASTING DIRECTORS, IF YOU HOPE TO GET RESPONSES, YOU NEED TO CONTACT SEVERAL. IN THE ACTING INDUSTRY FOR EXAMPLE (AND THIS FIGURE I’M ABOUT TO GIVE YOU IS VERY MUCH UNIVERSAL), YOU CAN EXPECT TO HEAR BACK FROM 5% OF THE PEOPLE YOU CONTACT. NOW WHILE THE RESPONSE RATE WHEN APPLYING TO UNIVERSITIES MIGHT NOT BE SO LOW, THE CONCEPT IS THE SAME. IN THE ACTING FIELD, THAT’S WHY MANY PEOPLE DON’T GET RESPONSES. THEY CONTACT ONE OR TWO AGENTS THEN SIT BACK AND WAIT. TO GET TWO AGENTS, I CONTACTED 45. TO BUILD A RELATIONSHIP WITH THREE CASTING DIRECTORS WHO CALLED ME IN REGULARLY FOR AUDITIONS, I CONTACTED 52.

SO WHERE AM I GOING WITH THIS? AS MUCH AS YOU MIGHT WANT TO GO THAT SPECIFIC SCHOOL, THERE MUST BE OTHERS THAT ARE GOOD AND THAT WILL FULFILL YOUR NEEDS. SEEK THEM OUT AND APPLY. MAYBE ONE WILL ACCEPT YOU AND YOU CAN AT LEAST START YOUR COLLEGE CAREER AND THEN MAYBE TRANSFER LATER TO THE OTHER SCHOOL THAT YOU SO MUCH WANT TO ATTEND.

AND NO. 21 OR 22 YEARS OLD IS NOT TOO LATE TO START COLLEGE. I STARTED AT 24 AND FINISHED MY MASTER’S AT 30! FOR ME, IF YOU WERE MY DAUGHTER, I WOULD SAY TO MAKE THE MOST OUT OF THESE EARLY YEARS. DON’T JUST DO NOTHING (NOT SAYING THAT YOU ARE). ALWAYS DO SOMETHING THAT WILL HELP YOU TO LEARN. GET A JOB THAT WILL HELP YOU TO LEARN SOMETHING YOU WILL NEED AND NOT JUST ONE TO MAKE MONEY.

Here’s the other thing. Right now, my family don’t have much money, so I need to get a job in order to pay for my classes, but if I get a full-time job, that leaves me absolutely no time to attend acting and singing classes.

THIS IS ONE OF THE NUMBER ONE PROBLEMS THAT ACTORS FACE. HERE AGAIN, GET A JOB THAT WILL HELP YOU LEARN. I DON’T KNOW WHERE YOU LIVE, BUT FOR EXAMPLE IF YOU LIVE IN NEW YORK OR LA OR IN ANY CITY WHERE THERE ARE TALENT AGENCIES AND CASTING OFFICES, YOU COULD TRY AND GET A JOB IN ONE OF THOSE OFFICES. THAT WAY YOU CAN WORK, LEARN AND MAKE SOME MONEY TO TAKE CLASSES. ANOTHER THING YOU COULD DO IS TRY AND SEE IF YOU CAN DO A WORK STUDY PROGRAM AT THE ACTING SCHOOL OF YOUR CHOICE. MY ACTING TEACHER HAD STUDENTS WORK FOR HER AND IN RETURN THEY TOOK CLASSES. IF YOU CAN STAY AT HOME WITH YOUR PARENTS, GET A PART-TIME JOB IN A CASTING OFFICE AND WORK A FEW HOURS A DAY IN AN ACTING STUDIO AND TAKE CLASSES, THAT WOULD BE PERFECT.

IF NOT, THEN IF YOU REALLY NEED MONEY, THERE IS SOMETHING ELSE YOU COULD CONSIDER, BUT IT WILL TAKE A WHILE TO SET UP BEFORE YOU START MAKING MONEY AND THAT’S TO SET UP A MONEY-MAKING WEBSITE ONLINE. HERE’S MORE ON THAT.

http://www.actingcareerstartup.com/how-to-start-acting.html

I would really appreciate your advice. Do you think i’m too old to start my acting career?

NO, I DON’T THINK YOU ARE TOO OLD. How can I get acting jobs or get some acting experience? THE ABSOLUTE BEST ADVICE I CAN GIVE YOU IS TO TAKE MY ACTING CAREER QUICK START HOME-STUDY COURSE BARBARA. IT IS SO COMPLETE WITH OVER 40 HOURS OF VIDEO THAT YOU CAN ACCESS ANYTIME YOU WANT. IF YOU CONSIDER THE COST WHICH IS $222 OVER A SIX MONTH PERIOD OR A MERE $149 TO GET THE ENTIRE PROGRAM ALL AT ONCE, IT WILL GIVE YOU A WEALTH OF INFORMATION ABOUT THIS CAREER IN ACTING YOU WOULD LIKE TO PURSUE AND PUT YOU ON THE FAST TRACK TO MAKING SOMETHING HAPPEN.

http://actingcareerquickstart.com/acting_career/2013/10/too-old-to-start-an-acting-career/

OTHERWISE IF YOU WANT TO TRY THIS YOU CAN,
http://www.actingcareerstartup.com/how_to_become_an_actor.html
BUT THIS IS QUITE DIFFERENT FROM HAVING SOMEONE WALK YOU THROUGH EVERYTHING STEP-BY-STEP AND BE ABLE TO SEE AND TALK TO THAT PERSON EVERY MONTH ON SKYPE AND HAVE THEM ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS WHEN THEY POP UP.

Do you consider it is a MUST DO attending to college?
NO, BUT IF YOU WERE MY DAUGHTER I WOULD TELL YOU TO CONSIDER IT STRONGLY. ACTING IS A TOUGH BUSINESS AND ONLY VERY FEW REALLY MAKE IT. ONE OF THE MAIN REASONS THEY DON’T MAKE IT (AND WHEN I SAY MAKE IT, I MEAN JUST BEING ABLE TO MAKE A FULL-TIME LIVING FROM IT AND NOT BECOMING A STAR) IS BECAUSE THEY DON’T HAVE THE CHARACTER, THE PERSEVERANCE AND DRIVE NECESSARY. ANOTHER MAIN REASON THEY DON’T MAKE IT IS BECAUSE THE VAST MAJORITY DOESN’T TAKE TIME TO LEARN THE BUSINESS OF ACTING. THAT IN SOME WAYS CAN BE MORE IMPORTANT THAN JUST LEARNING HOW TO ACT, WHICH IS IMPORTANT, BUT IF YOU ARE A GOOD ACTOR AND DON’T KNOW HOW TO GET YOURSELF SEEN, THEN WHAT GOOD IS IT TO BE A GOOD ACTOR? RIGHT?

Or maybe is just enough taking some professional classes out of college?

FOR ME, WHAT’S IMPORTANT IS THAT YOU DO SOMETHING NOW. MAKE THE MOST OF THIS TIME AND MAKE YOUR CHOICES TODAY COUNT FOR SOMETHING TOMORROW. 

HERE’S THE LINK TO THE HOME-STUDY COURSE:
http://www.actingcareerquickstart.com/ACQSPresentation.html

Is The Acting Career Quick Start Program good in countries outside the US?

“Is this Home-Study Course good in markets and countries outside the United States?”

The Acting Career Quick Start Home Study Course is also good and 100% applicable in other countries around the world. You see, there are certain things that are common to all actors no matter where you live. Of the 24 weeks of video and course material, there are 2 weeks where a PART of them are specific to the USA and some of the other countries in the world where the acting industry is flourishing.

They are:

1. Actor Unions: When we talk about actor unions. The course focuses mainly on the major unions in the US, Canada, UK and Australia. At the same time, however, this is an area that can be easily adapted to your market. In this case you would take what you learned and go and apply that to the unions in your market.

2. Trade Papers and Online Resources: The other section that is more specific to some of those countries listed here above is the part about trade papers and online resources, which is in module 2. Again, this info represents only a part of that week’s video and would then need to be tailored to one’s own market.

With regard to the rest of the material, as I said before it is 100% applicable to the different markets around the world. Having said that, there might be some subtleties that need to be adapted, but by and large the Home-Study Course is for actors all over the world.

Let me know if you are interested. I currently have the 30% off promotion running.
When that part fills up, I’ll turn it back to the regular offer only.

I’m here if you have questions.

Tony

Acting Career Quick Start: A Very Important Question!

Get ready for this very important question!

You can learn from examples like Wes Cantrell, graduate of The Acting Career Quick Start Home-Study Course and stellar student who followed everything we did to the letter. He is also an affiliate. He, like the hundreds of other students in the course, paid $37 per month for the course for a total of $222, BUT he has already made back his money seven fold! To be clear, I have counted 7 sales from him. That means that he has earned $1,554 from promoting the Home-Study Course.
You must be ready to answer one of the most important questions that your contact could possibly ask you, which is this:

“If Tony’s Acting Career Quick Start Home-Study Course is so good, have YOU taken it?”
What will help you to sell to your contacts is if YOU yourself have taken the course. Just like Wes Cantrell, you will then be able to talk about specific parts of the course and about your experience in participating, about how your coaching calls with Tony are and more importantly, about how the course has helped you to start your acting career. If you can’t do that, then you are just shooting in the dark, and what’s more, it will be difficult for you to be credible.

There are three other ways that you could possibly be credible at promoting the home-study course if you haven’t taken it.

1. If you have already had a long acting career and truly have no need for it. You have already learned and applied the things that you see on the presentation and video page of actingcareerquickstart.com and want to suggest to someone new to the business to go and get this information from Tony.

2. You are a reputable industry source for actors: casting director, talent agent, acting teacher, have an acting school, acting coach, etc. and want to refer your students and actors to this course, telling them that you have studied the presentation page and been on my mailing list for sometime now and see how I communicate.

3. You were once interested in starting an acting career, but no longer have the desire to do so. You have a contact who you know is very interested and can recommend to them to just “check out” what Tony is doing. “It may be or may not be something for you. Go check it out and put yourself on his mailing list and then see what you think”.

Sending out an email and then making a quick follow-up call or sending out another mail and then making money is one of the coolest things I can think of. What about you?

If you wanna make some extra money to help start your acting career or for whatever reason, let me help you. Get in the course, learn, apply what you learn and then make money telling people about the results you’ve achieved. That’s what Wes Cantrell did and that’s why he’s so successful. Think about it.

Click on this link now to start making some easy money!
http://www.actingcareerquickstart.com/affiliate_sign_up.html

Wanna make some extra money?

Wanna make some extra money? Let me help you!

Calling all those who love acting and who want to make some extra money!: See here below to find out how to do it.

I don’t know if you have already visited this page to sign up for my affiliate program. Once you leave your name and email address on that list, you will be taken to a page that will:

1. give you instructions on how to very easily get your clickbank affilate link to promote my product (You will then want to instruct the people on your list to click on that affiliate link that you will send them via email or display on your website, blog, etc. When someone then clicks on that link and goes on to purchase the program, you will then receive a 50% commission on the sale.)

2. give you some great, easy-to-use affiliate tools that you can use to promote the course. On that affiliate tools page that you will be sent to, you will find a vast array of instruments and tools you can use to promote the course. In addition, each week usually, I send out an email with tips and advice as you have already been receiving, that you could then forward to your friends or people on your mailing list. BUT you must first change the link in my email to your affiliate link, so that you make sure you get credit for the potential sale.

A win/win/win situation!

Imagine this.
• You send out an email, not just to anyone, but to someone who could REALLY and/or potentially be interested in starting an acting career AND who you believe would have some money to invest in him/herself to get started.
• The email you send will have a link in it with your affiliate code, which means that the person you send it to clicks on it and is taken to actingcareerquickstart.com just as you once were. They sign up for the mailing list and are taken to the free video page that explains the contents of the home-study course. Remember?
• They think about it for a few days or maybe even a couple of weeks, because they understandably want to better understand who Tony is and how he communicates before they decide to invest money ($1.23 per day by the way!).

(Remember I told you that one of the things we cover in the home-study course is that when making contact with industry professionals such as casting directors and agents, you will need to set up a process that allows you to have on the average anywhere from 8 – 12 contacts with them in order to have a better chance of them calling you in. In the course I tell you exactly how to do that. Well, in online marketing and selling it is the same. People don’t usually want to buy something from someone right away from someone they don’t know. So they wait to get to know that person better. How do I make that possible then for people to know me better? By sending out tips, advice, videos, newsletters, mails with HIGH-QUALITY and VALUABLE AND PRACTICAL information that I know they want and can use and above all, that WILL ABSOLUTELY help them. In all my communication I always want to shine through the fact that I am professional and honest and have a true desire to help people who want to start an acting career. That, coupled with the high-quality information, makes for a recipe for success, that you, by the way, can tap into simply by sending out one email!)
• While your contact is still thinking, they receive those emails from me (the ones I mentioned above) regularly with those valuable tips and advice. As you know, if you have been on this list for any length of time, those ARE indeed valuable and practical tips, however, anyone who is really serious and wants to get their acting career started as quickly as possible, will want to sign up for the home-study course, because it is the only existing step-by-step program that takes you by the hand and walks you through every single thing you need to do to get your acting career started as quickly as possible.
• Maybe by this time you still haven’t yet received an automated email from clickbank telling you that you have a sale, so what do you do?
• After a couple of weeks, you make a phone call to that person and ask them what they think of the home-study course and of Tony and of the program that he has put together. See what they say. If they tell you something that you are not prepared to answer, you can always contact ME. Maybe I will be able to help you answer their question. I’m always available to help you. Why? Because my helping you is in both our interests! And what’s more, it gives both of us the chance to really help someone else.
• After just a few more days, your contact is convinced and purchases The Acting Career Quick Start Home-Study Course and you receive an email from clickbank with this in the subject line:
• CB RB Sale! And guess what you have done. You now will have money coming in
automatically without lifting another finger! How cool is that?

It’s a win/win/win situation. You win. Your contact wins. And I win, because you have helped me to get the word out about the increasingly popular Acting Career Quick Start Home-Study Course.

BUT, if you really want to make some extra money in the easiest way possible, then you will want to be able to answer one VERY IMPORTANT QUESTION from your contact to whom you send out the email. If you can’t answer this question in the right way, you will diminish your chances of making a sale. Click here to find out what that question is.

Acting Career Teammates

Your acting career teammates

I recently got an email from a young lady who told me that she was thinking of getting a couple of mentors and she ask me what I thought. Here below you will find my answer:

ANSWER:

All you need is one good mentor, who will teach you the business of acting. That’s it.

You will also need some other people on your team though, all of whom can mentor you in their areas of competence. Your acting career teammates are:

* acting teacher: don’t take one on one training if you are just starting out. It’s better to get into a group environment. It will help you learn more than if you are working only with an acting coach alone. As you progress, you might need different kinds of acting teachers depending on what kind of actress you would like to bez and what you would like to specialize in.
* career coach (could also be your mentor, but they will cost you usually on the average $75 – $110 per hour)
* headshot photographer
* headshot retoucher
* reliable and good-quality headshot reproductions service
* webmaster
* reliable and good-quality actor reel production service
* talent agent (or agents)

Is it clear now how many acting career teammates you need and how many mentors you need?

Once again, all you need is one mentor to guide you through all those things and teach you how to get through all of them successfully and who will help you make sure you get them done so that you can not only become a good actor, but also make sure you learn the business and learn how to get seen and known by the right people (casting directors, agents, etc.)

Can you still make it if you don’t have all acting career teammates? Sure, but what we’re talking about here is helping you to increase the probability of your making it. The other thing to consider is that it also depends on what your definition is of “making it” as an actor. If for you it means just getting an occasional audition and being happy with that so you can tell your friends you got an extra part in a movie with a big star, then don’t waste your time on programs like mine. You don’t need it.

If on the other hand you want to build a successful career, then come see me, contact me and I will be your mentor, unless of course you find all the information that you will find in the home-study course for actors from a trustworthy source and all in one place AND in a step-by-step fashion AND with personalized coaching month to month. By the way, if you find a program like that, please let me know too!

I will guide you through everything from a-z including how to find the acting career teammates you need.

Pareto and an acting career: How the law of Pareto applies to your acting career

Pareto and an acting career

(I have a suspicion that only those who are really serious about starting an acting career will read all the way to the end of this post.)

I don’t know if you have ever heard about the law of Pareto. Have you?

It basically says that 80% of the results we get in life, comes from 20% of the things we do, our actions. It’s the law of Pareto, often called the 80/20 rule. Let me explain further. I want to explain something and then I promise that I will get to your acting career. OK?

The 80/20 rule in my work

By now you probably already know that I used to work in Nike. I was the sales director for the Italian subsidiary. What we found was that 80% of our revenues (sales) came from just 20% of the products that we sold.
We also found that 80% of our business came from just 20% of our customers.
If you turn that around we would say that 80% or our products that we sold accounted for only 20% of our business. And guess what else? You got it: 80% of our customers accounted for only 20% of our overall revenues.

The 80/20 rule in life

This concept is very similar when it comes to managing our time, the time we invest to achieve the results we want, or rather, the time you invest to do something to get your acting career going.

Think about what your average day looks like and how much time you have a available to focus on your acting career.

The 80/20 rule and your acting career

The point to all this is, that very probably also for you, what you accomplish in 20% or so of the time you invest to further your acting career will get you 80% of the results. Let’s translate that into something more practical.

Lots of people decide to get something done to kick start their acting career. So what do they do? They set some time aside and sit down in front of the computer and go and visit audition websites to see if they can find auditions. Or they navigate the Net to see if they can find addresses to agents that might be able to represent them or try and find someone to introduce them to those agents. Or they put together a couple packages with a picture, a resume and a cover letter inside and send them to a couple of agents and then see what happens. Or they write to people on the internet and ask them to “give them a chance”, because they know they can be great actors. Or they just throw them into acting classes, any acting classes hoping that just being able to be a good actor will be enough to help them to get their acting careers to take off.

It’s the same ol’ thing, but maybe now it’s time to listen

If you have been receiving my emails and tips for a while now, this might sound repetitive, but what I explained above is what happens and I know that it is what does not work. Those who have been doing those things for any length of time know that it is a strategy of starting an acting career that is destined to fail.

Either commit or…

What I say is, either you commit to wanting to start an acting career and do what is necessary or don’t do it at all.

If you really want to start an acting career, then ask yourself this one question: “What is the most important thing that I can do right now that will help me to get the biggest result possible in my acting career?” That’s what you need to do now.

I said it once and I’ll say it again. Study the acting BUSINESS, learn it either from me or from someone else, but LEARN THE BUSINESS. Taking acting classes is ever so important and you must study the craft if you really want to have a career, but being a good actor will get you nowhere unless you know how to sell yourself to the industry. A store owner who has a beautiful store has nothing unless people come into the store and buy what he has to offer. He must know how to get people to come into the store. If not, he will not make money.

Acting is the same. Learn now, how to get into the right school that has the right classes for you, how to make sure you get really good headshots, how learn the techniques that will help you to get an agent or two to represent you, how to build relationships with casting directors so that they will call you in directly for auditions. Learn how to sell yourself and you will reap the rewards. If you learn how to do those things in addition to learning the acting craft, you will put yourself in a position to really have an acting career.

So…?

It’s what you do in 20% of your time, if you use that 20% wisely, that will bring you 80% of your start to your acting career, it’s what will make all the difference in the world!

So now, I have just one more question: What are you going to do now? If you don’t know where to learn the business of acting to help you finally get your acting career started, The Acting Career Quick Start Home-Study Course will have you on your “acting” feet in just a couple of months. It will help you to use that little bit of time you have available and get big results, long-lasting results.

Either keep doing what you are doing or try something different. It’s up to you.
http://www.actingcareerquickstart.com/ACQSPresentation.html

Good luck!
If you need me, I’m here.
Tony

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