Book Excerpts


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.

Chapter 6 – Money, Money, MoneyPDF icon