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.

Improvisation acting and starting an acting career

Improvisation acting …and what you can learn about starting an acting career

If you don’t mind, I have a couple of questions for you.

Do you know what improvisation acting is? Have you ever taken improv acting classes?
Improvisational acting sometimes called improv is a form of acting that is actually created in the moment. That means there is no planning involved. It means doing whatever comes to mind in the moment.

Now, if you practice improvisation acting that enough, you can get to become good at it, but you still need a base. Taking acting classes and learning how to become good at improve is essential. Taking acting classes to learn how to “be in the moment” is essential. Taking acting classes to learn how to be comfortable in your own skin is essential.

So what’s this mean to starting an acting career?

Great, so that’s improvisation acting. What’s that have to do with starting an acting career?
It is a metaphor. You see, many people choose to improvise in their efforts to start their acting careers. 99% of the time it doesn’t work. Why? Because the people who do that, for the most part have no base to start from. They are starting from scratch, have no practice at improvising this type of thing and as a result, they get nowhere. No industry contacts. No agent. No auditions and guess what else? No acting jobs. So what to do about it if that is your situation?

Having a plan for starting your acting career is much better and will increase your chances of success!

Plan to start your acting career. That’s right. Plan. Planning is important and there are several things you need to do to start to plan your successful start to your acting career. First, there are the three things you see in this video. I could write them again, but it is much more effective if you watch me talk about them. So, first you need to do those three things and then you need to dig into each one of them.

Learn the business!

Learning the business of acting is so, so important and it’s so ridiculous that many people don’t want to take the time to do that. Why? Because in the age of reality television and America’s Got Talent, people think that they can just show up and get lucky and…make it. It happens only in about 0.00001% of the time. That’s how many people are out there trying for the same thing you do. Learning the business means learning how to get noticed, how to get yourself on the radar of casting directors and talent agents. It means learning how to get yourself auditions whether you have an agent or not. It means knowing what the industry expects of you and giving them what they want! It means learning how to sell yourself and market yourself in the industry.

To beat out your competition, you need to…

Remember this. If you really want to beat out your competition, all you have to do is to work harder and smarter than they do. To beat out most of your competition in the acting world, all you have to do, besides learning the craft and doing it for the right reasons, is learn the business. Learning the business of acting will help you understand that if you really want results, you can’t improvise. Getting auditions repeatedly and building relationships with casting directors and talent agents is not likely to happen if you approach it like you do improvisation acting or just trying to figure out what to do in the moment.

This is what I did.

My approach which helped me get myself submitted for more than 200 auditions, actually get to audition 37 times, get 10 acting jobs and make a little more than $4,000 in less than 3 months, is all about learning the business of acting. It sounds like a daunting thing, but it’s really not that difficult if you just have a method.

That’s what the Acting Career Quick Start Home-Study Course is all about. It’s a step-by-step video series that not only tells you what to do, but actually shows you what you need to do to finally start your acting career. So, if you want to stop treating starting your acting career like improvisation acting, then learn the business side of it and you will see that your world will change right before your very eyes. You’ll finally start to experience what working as an actor is really all about. Just think how good that will feel.

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Tony
Fellow Actor
and Creator of
the first ever
Acting Career Quick Start
Home-Study Course

and someone who
genuinely wants to see
you happy doing
what you love: Acting