A Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming a Working Actor
Everything you need to know to be a working actor...
all in one spot.
After You Join, You'll Be On Your Way To...
Great Marketing Materials
A stellar headshot, resume, and reel are the #1 things you can do to increase the number of auditions you get.
A team working to get you gigs is a game-changer for your career. Discover the smart way to target, submit, and sign with the perfect reps.
Booking More Acting Gigs
Find the shortcuts to getting more auditions, booking the gig, and getting casting directors to remember you.
Member Success Stories
"I wish this existed when I started acting"
It's so easy to spend years spinning your wheels, struggling to understand what it actually takes to have a career, and wasting thousands of dollars 💰 on things that don't actually help you make a living as an actor.
You have the passion and the drive. This site has the info you need to really go for it, without fearing that you're moving in the wrong direction.
Waiting For You Inside...
Ever wish you just knew what the heck to do?? We know the feeling. That's why we created simple, actionable next steps for every aspect of your career.
Ask questions, share your specific challenges, and get career guidance from certified business coaches.
This career can feel lonely—but it doesn't have to. Join a robust community where you can learn, share, and engage with fellow performers.
Oscar & Emmy Award Winners Weigh In...
Answers to Your Questions
You know, the questions that you have. Frequently.
Absolutely! We made this to be the resource we wish we had when we started in this business.
Congrats! Even if you have an agent and are regularly booking, we have content that will help you book even more (and better!) work, improve your networking skills, self-tape like a pro, master social media, and so much more.
You'll also have the opportunity to expand your network and give tips to your fellow artists who are just getting started!
In short, no. Working.Actor is the perfect place to start. You'll learn how to save money on headshots, what to look for so you don't waste money on an acting class that's a bad fit, where to look for auditions, and how to find the right agents and manager for you.
Nope... this is relevant to actors working in commercials, TV, and movies in any market! Most everything is applicable whether you are in NYC, Vancouver, Georgia, or elsewhere. Fundamentally, building a career as a working actor is the same everywhere.
That said, we know that every market has its own unique attributes, and we'll continue add relevant info as we learn more from our friends and members in these places.
The general principles of a successful career apply no matter where you are. If there are specifics relevant to your local market that aren't covered in the guides, ask the community! We'll do our best to answer your questions.
This is not a live course with due dates or deadlines. The content is available to you all at once so you choose the pace that fits in your schedule.
Depends on your stage of career—and your definition of success. Everyone's path is different, but if you expect to become famous overnight you will likely be sorely disappointed.
Think of acting like any other career. People typically spend a number of years getting experience and working their way up. A professional acting career is no different, and there's a reason people say "it takes ten years to become an overnight success."
We made this site to give you the information and tools you need to shave years off the time needed to become a working actor.
There's a lot to know to have a successful career, but you won't need to tackle it all at once. Find the section that is relevant to the next step for you and work through it. (Or start with our Goals section to figure out what that is!) Carve out a little time on a regular basis and take it one step at a time. If you ever get stuck, ask the coaches and community!
As little or as long as you like. You're not locked into anything, so it's up to you. That said, as soon as you sign up, you lock in your membership rate for as long as your subscription is active. Even if the price goes up, you'll stay locked in at the lower rate.
There is a community section (kind of like a Facebook group, but without the distractions of being on Facebook) where you can post your questions, and we'll answer. We've done phone coaching for $250/hr. This format allows you to get answers as-needed for a whole lot less!
Shall I compare tacos to a summer’s day?
They are so good and much more tasty.
A warm tortilla and veggies are great,
We'd write a sonnet but let's not be hasty.
Save Time & Money
If you're able to avoid paying for a scam, avert a needless headshot session, skip signing with the wrong agent, or book a job faster... the membership has already paid for itself.
Avoid the years and thousands of $$$ most actors spend doing the wrong things. Join today!
Yes, We Have Guides For:
Getting an Agent and Manager
Booking TV, Film, and Commercials
Mastering Social Media
Taking the Perfect Headshot
Properly Formatting Your Resume to Book More Work
(and not look like a novice)
Creating an Epic Demo Reel
Building an Actor Website
(without spending a ton of
time or money)
Self-Submitting Like a Boss
Making the Ideal Business Card and Email Signature
How to Tackle Pilot Season
Email Newsletters & Postcards
Self-Taping Like a Pro
How to Pitch Yourself for Jobs
(even if you don't have an agent)
Moving to LA, NYC,
or Other Major Markets
Finding the Right Acting Class
Made For Actors, By Actors
We've been in LA for 10 years each, spent tens of thousands of dollars, and done all the things in LA that actors "should" be doing... workshops and classes and meetups, oh my!
We've also sought out expert advice from other working actors, casting directors, producers, and other industry professionals... all so you don't have to.
Hello! 🙋♂️ We are your guides on your journey to becoming a working actor:
✅ Working actor: multiple guest star and recurring TV credits, star of feature films, worked with multiple Oscar-winners (IMDb)
✅ Professional business/mindset coach
✅ Chief Information Officer of entertainment's premier social media management company
✅ SAG-AFTRA Board Member & Chair of NextGen Performers Committee
✅ Co-Founder LA Actors Tweetup
✅ Co-created and taught graduate class at UCLA on social media and the business of showbiz
✅ Champion sheep and dairy cow showman #TrueStory
✅ Actor, director, and screenwriter
✅ Content producer for major brands
✅ Certified mindset coach
✅ Digital marketing strategist for startups & multi-million dollar companies
✅ Founding member & former communications director of Coeurage Theatre Company
✅ Launched a New York Times best seller (didn't write it)
✅ Ran multiple successful crowdfunding campaigns
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