Anthony Smith here. You can call me Tony. I’m an actor, author and mentor for thousands of new and aspiring actors all over the world.
After a long corporate career in Nike and Levi’s I changed my life and decided to purse my real interests which are acting, writing books and giving motivational speeches.
My acting credits include, short films, small roles in feature films, lots of industrials (corporate videos), hosting of live events, voice over work and educational videos.
What I learned over the past few years is that there is a great need for new actors to learn the business and that there are basically ten reasons why most new actors never make it. I even made a video about that:
When I first started acting, I got a lot of acting jobs in just the first couple of months. I attribute that largely to my business experience. I decided I wanted to share what I was doing with others so this is what I did.
I built www.actingcareerstartup.com, which I am proud to say is one of the fastest growing online communities for new actors all over the world.
I also wrote a book, called Acting Career Start-Up: Four Key Factors For Success. It is a practical and hands-on guide to starting an acting career. In this book I take new actors through the entire process of planning out their careers and show them how to take the necessary steps to ensure their success. Two of the highlights of the book are when I explain every little detail of what I did to get eight acting jobs in the first ten weeks. The other highlight is when I list a series of 21 business skills actors need to have to be successful in this business.
My latest creation is the first of its kind Acting Career Quick Start Home-Study Course, which is a program that takes new actors step-by-step through the entire process of starting an acting career. Each week for 24 weeks participants receive a 1-1.5 hour video with me explaining each step of the process and actually showing them what they need to do, so that it is clear and easy to understand. If you haven’t already seen it, go check it out. I’m so proud of it. Have a look at what some of the participants are saying about it.
And here is the complete description of the course itself:
So how can I help you?
If you have some experience and just want a resource to lean on and that can give you some more tips and information you might be looking for, then there are a couple of options I can offer you.
1. Do a search here on this blog and maybe you will find what you are looking for.
2. Go to www.actingcareerstartup.com and use the search box. Make sure you switch from google search to www.actingcareerstartup.com, do your search and I’m sure you will find what you are looking for in the hundreds of pages you will find there.
If on the other hand you are new to the business and are not sure what to do to get your acting career started, or maybe you have been at it for a while and are not getting anywhere, no auditions, still no agent, very little or sporadic acting work, then I can offer you the Acting Career Quick Start Home-Study Course. That will surely get you started and having you working in no time.
So, enough about me and what I can do! It’s time to get to work! Go for it! I’m here to help if you need it!