So you want to see yourself in the movies!
It's not hard to become an actor and it's not that costly either. Here
are some tips to help you:
1. Be careful of agencies that require you to pay them money to take
their classes and use only their headshot photographer!! These
agencies usually have a deal set up with the instructor and the
photographer which will end up costing you (sometimes) thousands
of dollars upfront. This is NOT necessary to get started.
2. Real talent agencies don't ask you for money. They get paid when
they find you a job.
3. There are great headshot photographers all over the tri-state area
of MD, DC, and VA that are very experienced and very reasonable in
their prices. Don't let a talent agency tell you who you have to use.
They can recommend several but not 1 specific one.
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4. There are fantastic acting instructors (big and small) that are recognized and respected in the
acting industry who can help you. Some of these instructors used to be (or are still) actors
themselves. Some of them are filmmakers. Some are even the casting agents. Learn who the good
WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO GET STARTED:
1. Headshot photographer
2. Headshot printing company
3. Resume (in accordance to industry standards)
4. List of agencies and casting directors to submit to
5. Basic knowledge of industry terms
Acting classes and workshops can be a bit costly - anywhere from $175-$600. Although acting
classes and workshops are highly recommended to help sharpen your skills, in the beginning of
your career, it is not a necessity if you do not have the extra funds at the moment. When you do
have the extra funds, take a class or two. If you have it now, take some classes!! Even the most
seasoned actors and top celebrities continue to take classes and workshops. You can never get
enough training. Look at Tiger Woods. As good as he is, he still has a coach that helps him during
his practice. All just to stay on top of his game. Well, acting is not any different. We all have to stay
on top of our game in order to get to the top and stay there.