The Best Book to Become an Actor

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Is Acting Your Dream? Act on It!

You've always wanted to be an actor but you don't know where to start? I know. I've been there. I didn't have any help when I started acting and I wasted a lot of time learning from my mistakes. The good news is you don't have to. I wrote this book so new actors like you can go straight to what they want to do - ACT.


The secret is having a clear proven action plan and going at it one step at a time, not being distracted by acting scams and promises of stardom that will get you nowhere. That can only happen if you know the DOs and DON'Ts of the business and what the real professionals want. See, most actors who work in Hollywood and on Broadway didn't get there by chance. They went through a series of steps that agents and casting directors expect a professional actor to take. Just like any career, you need the tools of the trade to become an actor. But unlike any other career, there's no school to teach you what to do to get there.

This is the only book that shows you how to become an actor,
one step at a time.
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Already an actor but feel like you're going nowhere?

It's the story of the chicken and the egg. You want to act, but nobody will hire you if you don't have any acting experience. That's why you need an action plan more than anything when you're starting out, so you can put your best foot forward and be ready from the beginning for when your big break comes along. Otherwise, you could spend years figuring out how to get your next career-making acting job.

Why this book?

I'm a member of SAG-AFTRA and Actor's Equity who worked in both New York and Los Angeles, so I know how the business works on both coasts. I've also directed, produced and worked for agents and managers, getting a good sense of what they look for in an actor. Since starting the Acting School Stop website in 2007, I've also interviewed many industry professionals, teachers and other actors. I took everything I've learned over the past 20 years about starting an acting career and organized it into simple steps anyone can follow.

What you will find in the book...

How to find your type and market yourself

Picking the right acting school

The Dos and Don'ts of the business

How to get headshots that get you calls

Where to find auditions

When and how to get an agent

Sample acting resumes and cover letters

Secrets to getting your first acting jobs

How to take your career to the next level

Tons of tips, articles and Q&As edited from real questions by actors

It's over 200 pages of need-to-know information in an easy-to-use guide. Just follow the steps one by one and you'll be on your way to the acting career you wanted.

Take Action and Stay Ahead of your Competition

Acting is very competitive, but a lot of actors don't have a strategy. They get pictures and look for an agent, but they don't have a game plan to really make it or get past small non-paying roles. This book teaches you not only how to get started, but also how to take your career to the next level, so you can stay ahead of the competition.

If you're looking for a get famous quick solution,
this book is not for you.
If you're looking for a unique guide to become a professional actor
like the ones you see in films, television and on stage,
this book is for you.

Nobody can promise you you'll be famous. If they do, run! It's a scam. But if you follow the book one step at a time and don't give up, you will have the best chances of having a real acting career.

What people say...

"AWESOME!!!!! I have a degree in acting and I am learning things I never knew before on your site. It is a WONDERFUL resource! Thank you SO MUCH!" - Adele Celeste Smith

"SO much valuable information that basically guides the NEW actor and teaches the VETERANS how to stay focused. Being new to the stage of auditions, reels, headshots, "What to do", "what not to do", etc... It has literally made my life SO much easier... I can't THANK YOU enough for all the guidance and positive reinforcement... It's AMAZING... PRICELESS..." - Akira Binns

"I just wanted to say I LOVE your site! I really found all my answers here. After all your tips I´m gonna be the next big movie star and I´m gonna give all the credits to you!" - Sandra A.

One day...

Do you want your day job to be on a film or TV set 5 days a week?

Do you want to get a standing ovation?

Do you want to really inhabit a character in a film or play that changes people's lives?

These are all worthwhile and realistic dreams if you work hard on becoming a professional actor.

Acting is Your Dream? Take Action!

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