Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : I am a good actress but how do i start my career ?

I love to act and im good ! I need a start what are trustworthy sites that will help me audition ? Thanks

Answer by OCD.
*Sighs.* You can’t just go to a website and get an audition, and you NEED acting lessons. Enroll yourself in some and after a few years of practice (in plays and student films if possible,) then you can get an agent. You can’t go to a website because they are fake. You need acting lessons and an agent. It’s more work, but in the long run it’s worth it :)!
– OCD.

Answer by TruthTeller59
Here’s the cliffsnotes version of what you can do to do to get into acting:

1.EDUCATE YOURSELF FIRST!

READ (check Samuel French, libraries, and bookstores):

Acting business:
-Acting is Everything: Gold Edition-Judy Kerr
-How to Be a Working Actor-Mari Lyn Henry and Lynne Rogers
-Self Management for Actors-Bonnie Gillespie
-How to Get Arrested-J. Wallach Michael and Paul Thurwachter
-An Agent Tells All-Tony Martinez
-One Less Bitter Actor: The Actor’s Survival Guide-Markus Flanagan
-So You Want to Be in Showbusiness?- Steve R. Stevens
-Acting Truths and Lies (purchased at www.info4actors.com)

Acting:
-Book the Job-Doug Warhit
-Intent to Live-Larry Moss
-Acting for the Camera-Tony Barr
-Acting in Film-Michael Caine
-Acting Class: Take a Seat-Milton Katselas

Method Acting:
-Art of Acting-Stella Adler
-Sanford Meisner on Acting-Sanford Meisner
-A Dream of Passion-Lee Strasberg
-Actor’s Art and Craft-William Esper
-The Power of the Actor-Ivanna Chubbuck
-No Acting Please-Eric Morris
-Respect for Acting-Uta Hagen
-Challenge to the Actor-Uta Hagen
-You Can Act!-D.W. Brown
-Strasberg’s Method-Lorrie Hull

Comedy
-8 Characters of Comedy-Scott Sedita
-The Sitcom Career Book-Mary Lou Belli

Improv
-Anything by Viola Spolin
-Steve Book on Acting: Improv

Auditioning/Cold Reading:
-How to Get the Part Without Falling Apart-Margie Haber
-Audition-Michael Shurtleff
-Secrets to Successful Cold Readings-Glenn Alterman

2.GET TRAINING!
Definitely take classes in:
-Cold Reading/Auditioning
-Improv
-Scene study
-Commercials

3. Get GREAT headshots

Here’s is a good place to start:
http://bbs.backstage.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/8011031/m/110106342

4. Build Your Resume and Reel Doing Student films and Indie Films. Also do plays to build your acting experience.

Sample Resume:
http://i707.photobucket.com/albums/ww80/ELDORADO59/scan0002.jpg

How to make an ACTING resume:
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AtPvL4SjI7JFo5ef8t3cNwzty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20091011203729AAkQetj&show=7#profile-info-TDkteHfQaa

The ONLY LEGIT Online sites that you can find jobs on your own through:
-ActorsAccess.com
-LACasting.com
-Nowcasting.com
-NYCasting.com
-NYCastings.com
-Backstage.com

AVOID:
-ExploreTalent.com
-ONESOURCETALENT.COM
-Talenthunter
-Instantcast.com
-Talentjug.com
-TALENT6.COM
-Talentwatchers.com

5. Get an Agent

Look up LEGIT agencies here:
http://www.agentassociation.com/

http://www.sag.org/content/find-agent

To get an agent, you need to get GREAT headshots, a good resume, and training from the best. These are enough to get you a commercial agent at least. Getting a GOOD theatrical agent (Film/tv) takes longer. Most good theatrical agents won’t see you unless you’re SAG, have a polished resume, and a demo reel. Commercial agents are more lenient about that. What the best Commercial agents want to see on your resume are good commercial classes, improv, and cold reading.

You can get an agent multiple ways. Here are a few common ways:
-Mail in an unsealed manilla envelope with a CONCISE coverletter and headshot with the resume stapled on the back. If you have a demoreel include that too.
-Attend a showcase and impress them. By showcase I do not mean scammy conventions like IMTA, IPOP, Proscout, or Best New Talent. I mean legit ones like at Actor Connection, Reel pros, Network Studios, etc.
-Get a referral from a friend who is with the agency that you’re interested in

DON’T
-Email them unless they tell you to. IT’S UNPROFESSIONAL!
-Call unless they tell you to. ALSO UNPROFESSIONAL!
-Walk in and ask for a meeting. UNPROFESSIONAL THREE!
-Sign with them if they ask for upfront money, make you take new photos with THEIR photographer, or take THEIR classes. Agent’s ONLY make money when you do. Agents usually make 10% on film/tv and commercials and 20% on commercial print.

Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : What are some tips for acting and becoming famous?

I love to act, and people happen to tell me that i am very good at it. One day i would love to be famous and be on t.v or something. that would be amazing. I need some tips. and yes i have acted before.
my parents dont want to pay for acting classes

Answer by Kiki
You can post some videos on youtube with sketches and etc.
Be yourself!!!!!

Answer by Elizabeth Brown
There’s no “how to” guide to becoming famous. Tips for acting: get involved with community theatres and such. Get an acting coach and lots of training. If you can’t get training, just do a lot of shows. You’ll learn and get lots of experience without having to pay for lessons.

Answer by Theatre Doc
read my entire blog back to its beginning at http://theatredoconacting.blogspot.com You will discover, among other important things about professional acting , that fame is not a worthy goal.

Answer by Cogito
Why on earth would anyone want to be famous? No privacy, everything you do will be criticized by the press, pictures of you at your worst will be splashed all over the tabloids, every zit on your face, every ounce of fat, every split end … sounds like a nightmare to me! You would never know if the people around you liked you for yourself or just because you’re famous – is a bloke really interested in you or just wanting to boast to his mates?
Becoming an actor is really hard work – but if you have talent and are really determined, you have as good a chance as anyone else. But you will probably never become famous. If you would be happy just acting – on the stage, small roles on the TV or film, whatever you can get, go for it. Very few get to be famous and I can’t imagine why so many people seem to think unless you’re famous, you can’t be happy or successful.

Answer by I am the SUN. WORSHIP ME!
Here’s a tip. Not that you’re going to listen. But that’s not my problem.

Right now, you are invisible. You take this gift for granted. You can go ANYWHERE and no one will bother you. You can walk into a restaurant and have a sandwich and coffee, you can buy clothes wherever and whenever you want, it’s okay if you are 5 pounds overweight sometimes.

Then you become famous. And now, for the REST OF YOUR LIFE, you have assholes who are trying to take pictures of you. You no longer have any privacy. You can’t go on picnics. You can’t go to movies. You can’t go to the mall. You have SOLD your gift of invisibility.

Why do you think Sean Penn winds up in jail from time to time? He HATES the paparazzi. They NEVER leave him alone. EVER!!! Those people wind up using their money to isolate themselves in ritzy places. But those ritzy places are just GOLDEN CAGES.

Yeah. It sure sounds glamourous right now, doesn’t it? But after you get to know all the other movie stars, you find out that they’re just ordinary people who are VICTIMS of their own success.

Your invisibilty allows you free rein over the whole of the earth. Why would you trade that for a handfull of money?

Answer by TruthTeller59
I’m an LA Actor giving you the REAL DEAL!

Here’s the cliffsnotes version of what you can do to do to get into acting and eventually get an agent:

1.EDUCATE YOURSELF FIRST!

READ (check Samuel French, libraries, and bookstores):

*=Highly recommend

Acting business:
*Acting is Everything: Gold Edition-Judy Kerr
*How to Be a Working Actor-Mari Lyn Henry and Lynne Rogers
*Self Management for Actors-Bonnie Gillespie
-How to Get Arrested-J. Wallach Michael and Paul Thurwachter
*An Agent Tells All-Tony Martinez
-How To Book Acting Jobs in TV and Film-Cathy Reinking
-One Less Bitter Actor: The Actor’s Survival Guide-Markus Flanagan
-So You Want to Be in Showbusiness?- Steve R. Stevens
-Acting Truths and Lies (purchased at www.info4actors.com)

Acting:
*Book the Job-Doug Warhit
*Intent to Live-Larry Moss
-Acting for the Camera-Tony Barr
-Acting in Film-Michael Caine
-Acting Class: Take a Seat-Milton Katselas

Method Acting:
*Art of Acting-Stella Adler
-Sanford Meisner on Acting-Sanford Meisner
-A Dream of Passion-Lee Strasberg
*Actor’s Art and Craft-William Esper
-The Power of the Actor-Ivanna Chubbuck
-No Acting Please-Eric Morris
-Respect for Acting-Uta Hagen
-Challenge to the Actor-Uta Hagen
-You Can Act!-D.W. Brown
-Strasberg’s Method-Lorrie Hull

Comedy
*8 Characters of Comedy-Scott Sedita
-The Sitcom Career Book-Mary Lou Belli

Improv
-Anything by Viola Spolin
-Steve Book on Acting: Improv
-Improvise: Scene from the Inside Out-Mick Napier

Auditioning/Cold Reading:
*How to Get the Part Without Falling Apart-Margie Haber
*Audition-Michael Shurtleff
*The 15 Guideline Map to Booking-Amy Lyndon
-Secrets to Successful Cold Readings-Glenn Alterman

2.GET TRAINING!

Regardless of how “naturally talented” you might be, you NEED training, PERIOD!

Definitely take classes in:
-Cold Reading/Auditioning
-Improv
-Scene study
-Commercials

3. Get GREAT headshots

Here’s is a good place to start:

http://bbs.backstage.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/8011031/m/246101692

4. Build Your Resume and Reel Doing Student films and Indie Films. Also do plays to build your acting experience.

Sample Resume:

How to make an ACTING resume:
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091011203729AAkQetj

The ONLY LEGIT Online sites that you can find jobs on your own through:
ALL SITES NOT LISTED BELOW ARE QUESTIONABLE!

-ActorsAccess.com
-LACasting.com
-Nowcasting.com
-NYCasting.com
-NYCastings.com
-Backstage.com

Free but proceed with caution:
-Castingcallsearch.com
-Mandy.com
-Craigslist

5. Get an Agent

Look up LEGIT agencies here:
http://www.agentassociation.com/

http://www.sag.org/content/find-agent

To get an agent, you need to get GREAT headshots, a good resume, and training from the best. These are enough to get you a commercial agent at least. Getting a GOOD theatrical agent (Film/tv) takes longer. Most good theatrical agents won’t see you unless you’re SAG, have a polished resume, and a demo reel. Commercial agents are more lenient about that. What the best Commercial agents want to see on your resume are good commercial classes, improv, and cold reading.

You can get an agent multiple ways. Here are a few common ways:
-Mail in an unsealed manilla envelope with a CONCISE coverletter and headshot with the resume stapled on the back. If you have a demoreel include that too.
-Attend a showcase and impress them. By showcase I do not mean scammy conventions like IMTA, IPOP, Proscout, or Best New Talent. I mean legit ones like at Actor Connection, Reel pros, Network Studios, etc.
-Get a referral from a friend who is with the agency that you’re interested in

DON’T
-Email them unless they tell you to. IT’S UNPROFESSIONAL!
-Call unless they tell you to. ALSO UNPROFESSIONAL!
-Walk in and ask for a meeting. UNPROFESSIONAL THREE!
-Sign with them if they ask for upfront money, make you take new photos with THEIR photographer, or take THEIR classes. Agent’s ONLY make money when you do. Agents usually make 10% on film/tv and commercials and 20% on commercial print

Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : How do you become a professional astrologer?

what places employ professional astrologers?
what type of degree do you need to become a professional astrologer?
where do you acquire said degree or training?
Is there a class or something you can take that will teach you astrology knowledge?

I love astrology so much & i really think i would enjoy being a professional astrologer.
I have so much more to learn before i ever could.

Answer by The UnderTaker
You can take courses and read from books but the final synthesis has to come from your intuition, your 6th sense and the ability to synthesize the positions of the Planets in the signs, and the house placement and finally the aspects which can modify the meaning, for good or bad. I compare astrology to grammer. You have to be able to put the noun and verbs in their correct perspective. Once you know the alphabet of astrology, the meanings of each sign, the houses, how the aspects can modify the energy of the planet, it is just a matter of being able to put all this together and can up with your concrete analysis. Add you intuition to it and believe in it. After many readings, you will get the hang of it especially when you are spot on in your reading. That will give you an inner boost and you will believe more and more in yourself. That is the reward.

Answer by aspicco
What The Undertaker said is good advice… and I will add read read read and do charts. You could offer to do charts cheaply, at first, explaining you are a student looking to understand astrology better. Maybe $ 10 a shot, or in exchange for dinner, or whatever. I have been doing charts since 1986 professionally and almost each chart adds to my knowledge and awareness even to this day.

There are no degrees. The NCGR does offer accredation, up to Level 4. It has no “legal” standing really but it is an organization of fellow astrologers.

There is, as far as I know, an online school called Kepler College, I believe. I know nothing about them, but they offer lessons and history.

As for making a living at astrology… well… that requires some hustle. It has been a “side job” for me for 23 years. I know of no one who hires professional astrolgers as a salaried position, but I imagine some of the better paid ones have regular clients they consult for…

If you want to make it a career, expect to be self-employed and expect to continually promote yourself. If you can write, publishing a book about astrology will help get your name out there. Getting articles published in any astrological magazine or online helps get your name out there.

Some people hire out for parties… bringing a laptop with them, with astrology software installed, and doing little on-the-spot mini-readings. If you can handle that, it will really sharpen your skills.

If you get good enough, you could offer mail order readings, recording a chart reading at home and mailing them to clients. Look in the back of any astrology magazines for ways to advertise.

And read read read all the astrology books you can get your hands on. Look for local meetings that might be for astrologers to share info. Start one if you can’t find one.

Hope this helps. All of the above is based on my personal knowledge as an American astrologer living in NYC, using Western Tropical Astrology.

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