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HIT THE GROUND RUNNING
The First Years of Your Acting Career

The Guide for the Smart New Actor

Most every new actor I talk to is seeking direction, what to do and where to go to become a successful actor. The first few years are crucial for building the actor’s craft and career. This is why I wrote HIT THE GROUND RUNNINGto supply the necessary information, tips and insights to create the foundation and to help start a career in acting. This book offers:

  • Month-by-month two year plan
  • Booking acting work
  • ALL the expenses
  • Determining your "type"
  • Packaging you as the product
  • Effective pictures and resumes
  • Major entertainment markets
  • Networking/Marketing/Cover letters
  • Union, SAG e & Financial Core info
  • Self-submission
  • Securing agents & managers
  • Choosing teachers and types of training
  • Professional vs. Academic training
  • Best actor "survival" jobs
  • Money and time saving tips
  • Interning/experience auditions
  • Essential promotional & personal tools
  • Showcases
  • Creating a career
  • Building confidence
  • And lots of valuable tips and techniques to prepare you for commercial and theatrical auditions – Plus so much more

Here are excerpts from the book that will give you an insight into all this GUIDE FOR THE SMART ACTOR has to offer YOU.

PDF - Introduction

Introduction

PDF - Chapter 3 The Plan

Chapter 3 – The Plan

PDF - Introduction

Chapter 4 – Training

PDF - Chapter 6 Money Money Money

Chapter 6 – Money, Money, Money

PDF - Chapter 10 Ready Set Go

Chapter 10 – Ready, Set, Go

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"Most every new actor I talk to is seeking direction, what to do and where to go to become a successful actor. The first few years are crucial for building the actor’s craft and career. This is why I wrote HIT THE GROUND RUNNING – to supply the necessary information, tips and insights to create the foundation and to help start a career in acting." - Carolyne Barry

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Endorsements

"Carolyne Barry is a respected authority and a brilliant communicator. She provides the effective information to help actors start their careers."
- Rob Light, Managing Director of Creative Artists Agency, LLC

“Many people dream of having some sort of acting career but don’t know where to start. To all of the dreamers out there I have finally found the answers to all our questions on how to start a successful career in acting. The answers lie in the book, Hit The Ground Running The First Years of Your Acting Career, written by Carolyne Barry.”
- Adriana Davalos, Splash Magazine