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START ACTING, BECOMING AN ACTOR, AND YOUR ACTING CAREER
Learn how to start your acting career. Read about becoming an actor and other important acting career information.

Starting on your acting career will not be easy. Before you can head out to that interview with the acting agents or to your first audition, you will need to have your headshots and acting resume ready. One of the easiest step to becoming an actor, is posting your acting headshot and acting resume on an online profile that you can submit electronically for auditions. This way acting agents and casting directors can see your profile right away. Remember that your acting headshot, acting resume, and online profile should be professional and should highlight your best features, characters, and experience. Below are important acting career information you need to know before becoming an actor.

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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ACTING HEADSHOTS
First you will need acting headshots so an acting agent or casting director can get a basic idea of your type when he or she is trying to cast you into a role. Professional photos are expensive, but you need to capture their interest with one glance. You can spend between $50 - $1000. Some photographers can also be well-connected in the entertainment industry and may be able refer you to acting agents. Read more >
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ACTING RESUME
There are certain standards and guidelines for an acting resume. Aside from being well-written and professional, an acting resume should list your personal statistics: height, weight, eye color, hair color, and body measurements. Especially if you just started acting, make sure to include all of your past and current training, experiences, talents, skills. Make sure to have your personal contact information (or the agency representing you) and a filmography (any plays, commercials, appearances, roles you've played). Sample of an Acting Resume >

ACTING SCHOOLS & TRAINING
Just like any profession, acting classes will provide education and training that will help any actor perfect their craft. All actors have areas where they could improve in order to take on new and more challenging roles throughout their acting career. Taking classes is a good first step to becoming an actor. The entertainment industry is the most competitive in the world. Taking acting classes will improve your abilities, teach you new acting styles and techniques, and make you better prepared for all of your acting auditions. Read more >
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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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ACTING AUDITION TIPS
Before heading out to those auditions, any actor should get all the advice they can get. Being as prepared as you can be will help any actor do their best at those acting auditions. There are general tips for all auditions that every performer - actor, dancer, singer - should know. Read more >

ACTING MONOLOGUES
A monologue is an uninterrupted speech by a charachter - speaking his or her thoughts, talking to another charcater 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 >


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