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Ready To Become An Actor?

You could be on your way to winning an Academy Award but first you need to join an actor's union and snag an agent.
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Do you think you can be the next Hilary Duff, Amanda Bynes or Frankie Muniz but just don't know how to break into the Hollywood scene? Well, we've got the info you need to join an actor's union, snag a talent agent and finally get invited to all those cool, closed casting calls that you've been dying to go to.

Acting - How To Join A Union

Joining a union means you'll have access to a lot more casting calls and the pay is a lot better too! There are three unions specifically for actors and you can find out how you can become a member by heading to their Web sites: Actors' Equity Association, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and the Screen Actors Guild. Remember though, just because you've managed to get into an actor's union, doesn't mean you'll be on the big screen tomorrow. You're still going to need an agent to help you score all those great jobs.

Acting - Snagging Yourself An Agent!

Getting an agent isn't like finding a hairdresser. Agents have to pick you as their client and the most common way of doing that is by mailing in your headshot (an 8x10 photo of yourself) and resume to agents you would like to represent you. You'll want to do a little research before looking for an agent to make sure that they are affiliated with at least one of the actor's unions. This way, if your agent isn't treating you the way you think they should, you can file a complaint with the union.

Don't know how to pick an agent perfect for you? Check out these great tips!

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I just started to want to become an actress thanks DOCTOR WHO. That show is so inspirin...
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sparkie000

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i can act i love acting soooo much.... one day if i get an acting career i would li...
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i can act. i almost got a small role in a movie. :)
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