Is a Career Change to Acting Right for You?

When many actors talk about their career paths, they include years of acting experience than began with following their acting dreams in their youth. It may seem like in order to succeed in acting, one has to get started at a very young age. However, many actors aren’t able to pursue their passions until later in life. Harrison Ford, for example, was in his 30s and working as a carpenter before his role as Han Solo ignited his career. Alan Rickman, now famous for roles such as the Sherriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and Hogwarts professor… read more

How to Juggle Acting Work and a Full-Time Job

Even if acting isn’t your full-time job, the hours spent with agents, auditions and rehearsals can make it seem like it. Unfortunately, for many aspiring actors and those trying to get started in acting, they pay you make at first isn’t nearly enough to pay the bills. The idea of holding down a full-time job while pursuing your dream career in acting may sound daunting, and the truth is it can be difficult. However, it’s far from impossible, and the hard work and long hours you put in now will pay off later. Here are some tips for following your… read more

Am I Too Old to Start Acting?

If you’ve passed your teen years, sometimes it may seem like you may be “too old” to start acting – even if you’re relatively young! Whether you’ve always loved acting and never pursued it or are looking to start up a second career, you may be wondering if it’s a good idea or even possible at all to become an actor at your age. The short answer? It’s never too late to pursue your dreams! The entertainment industry is always looking for actors to fill roles, from babies to seniors and every age in between. Although it may be more… read more

So You Want to Become an Actor: How to Get Started

You’ve got the passion and the talent to become an actor – but now what? How do you get started? To become a working actor, you need the drive to succeed. Also, following some of the following tips could help point you in the right direction. Learn About Acting as a Career Path Before you start to pursue a career in acting, it makes sense to find out a little bit more about your chosen career path. Get in touch with a working actor or two and see if they’d be willing to tell you what an average day is… read more