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ACTING, BECOME AN ACTOR, START ACTING
Everything you need to know about acting. Learn how to become an actor and get started on your acting career. Find local auditions and agencies in your area.

Acting may seem easy, but it requires talent. Our site has all the resources you will need to begin or further your acting career. If you are an aspiring new talent, we will provide you all the information you need to know about the entertainment industry. We work with photographers, schools, acting agencies and casting companies worldwide. We can help you fi nd schools and teachers if you want additional training in any field, refer you to an acting agent, and then guide you through the whole acting audition process. We will guide you every step of the way. Our resources, acting tips and guidelines will help cast you into the perfect role.

Below is all the information you will need - from different types of acting auditions to acting resources - to start or even further your acting career.

ONLINE PORTFOLIO
An online portfolio is a web page containing an actor's or a model's information. It will include your headshots or comp card photos, resume, personal statistics, contact information, and agency or representation. Many casting directors now go online to search for potential talent. If they like your online profile, you will be called in for the audition. Read more >
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GETTING STARTED
Before you can head out to that interview with the acting agency or to your first acting audition, you will need to have your acting headshots and acting resume ready. Remember that your sheadshot & resume should be professional and should highlight your best features, characters, and experience. Read more >

ACTING AGENTS / TALENT MANAGERS
Acting agents and talent managers get information about acting auditions. Acting agencies also get an insiders-only fax service called "the breakdowns." An acting agent will then submit each actor's information for any role the actor fits in. Many acting agencies and production companies work together, so working with the right acting agent can mean you are more likely to get more acting auditions. Read more >
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ACTING AUDITIONS
Acting auditions are vital to obtaining a role. The best way to learn more about the audition process is to get out there and audition. Remember that it may take dozens--even hundreds--of acting auditions before you land the first role. The more acting auditions you go to, the better your odds of landing an acting role in a movie, commercial, or tv. Read more >
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REALITY TV ACTING / REALITY TV CASTING
Reality TV exploded all over the world. Reality tv casting for shows like Survivor, American Idol, Top Model, Dancing With The Stars, The Apprentice, Fear Factor, and Big Brother are held nationwide. These reality tv shows are successfully syndicated in dozens of countries. As the success of Reality TV shows continues, there are dozens of reality tv shows that offer to turn any one of us into national celebrities, singing stars, dancers, models, actors, chefs, millionaires, corporate bosses, brides or grooms, and almost anything else you can imagine. Read more >
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CHILD ACTING / ACTING FOR KIDS

There are many auditions for kids that parents can find online to start their child's acting career. Many parents often wonder how can their children become an actor as a child. They see tv commercials, and think to themselves, “Hey, my kid can do that!”  Whether your child is 6 months old, 6 years old, or 16 years old, there are many acting auditions and jobs for kids to be in movies, TV, commercials, advertisements and even model. There are even children's acting agencies who cater to parents of child actors. The acting agents will represent your child actor and help with getting work permits and chaperone the child during acting auditions and jobs.  Read more >
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MOVIE EXTRAS / BACKGROUND ACTORS
Movie extras and background actors usually have non-speaking roles, but be prepared to say “Excuse me,” “Thank you,” or point “Over there.” It is not a hard acting job, but it can still be very exciting and can help you break into the entertainment industry. Being a movie extra or background actor is also a great way to start you or your kids off in the entertainment industry. Acting agents and casting directors are looking for all types of people, young and old, big or small. Movie extras and background actors get to stand around and play regular people on screen. You can get movie extra work anytime and is available to everyone. Read more >
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AUDITIONS FOR DANCERS & DANCE STYLES
Dancing on tv and screen has become very popular. From “Grease” to “Flashdance,” dancers were always seen and have great roles in movies.  Today Reality TV dance competitions like “So You Think You Can Dance” and “Randy Jackson’s America’s Best Dance Crew,” and movie blockbuster hits like “Step Up,” ‘High School Musical,” and  “You Got Served” have become very popular, providing many auditions for dancers of all dance style and types for live tv shows, competitions, movies, and musicals. Read more >
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ACTING MONOLOGUES
A monologue is an uninterrupted speech by a character - speaking his or her thoughts, talking to another character or even addressing the audience. Since a monologue focuses on a single character, it allows an actor to show off their acting abilities. Every actor should have a pre-rehearsed monologue and should be ready to perform it when meeting with an acting agency for an interview or a casting director for an acting role. Read more >

CASTING DIRECTORS
A casting director is hired to cast talent for movies, shows, original features, commercials, TV programs, print work, fashion shows, runway, theatrical productions, commercials or even corporate and music videos. Casting directors assemble casts that may include hundreds of actors, negotiate deals with the actors' agents and manage the contracts once the actors have signed. The casting director may be employed by the studio, own or work for a casting agency or be a solo operator. Read more >

GUILDS & UNIONS
Actors can choose to belong to a variety of actors unions and guilds, such as the Screen Actors's Guild (SAG), the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), the Actors' Equity Association ("AEA" or "Equity"), the Canadian Actors' Equity Association (CAEA), and the British Actor's Union (Equity UK). Unions negotiate working conditions, pay, and the terms of contracts and acts on the performer's behalf when those terms are breached. Read more >
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Reality TV Casting Reality TV Casting
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Movie Extra & Background Actors Movie Extra & Background Actors
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Dancers Information for Dancers
Learn about dance auditions and dance styles.

Tips for Parents of Child Actors Information for Parents of Child Actors
What every parent of young performers should know about the entertainment industry.

Acting Monologues Monologues for Men, Women & Children
Find examples of popular dramatic & comedic monologues for men, women, & children.

Talent Search Database Talent Search
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