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Watch more How to Be an Actor videos: http://www.howcast.com/guides/1-How-to-Be-an-Actor Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - http://howc.st/uLaHRS Have a career in acting by following these tips. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: http://howc.st/ytmainplaylists Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - http://howc.st/HOE3aY Howcast Video Games Channel - http://howc.st/tYKKrk Howcast Tech Channel - http://howc.st/rx9FwR Howcast Food Channel - http://howc.st/umBoJX Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - http://howc.st/vmB86i Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - http://howc.st/vKjUjm Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - http://howc.st/vbbNt3 Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Take classes Take lessons and classes in acting, voice, dance, and movement to hone and practice skills. Step 2: Write your acting resume Develop a resume of acting experience. Include professional, amateur, or student productions plus degrees and acting classes. Step 3: Get a head shot Get an 8-by-10 photo of yourself done by an experienced professional photographer. Step 4: Prepare for auditions Practice reading scripts for stage and screen auditions, and practice singing for musical theater tryouts. Tip Learn how to handle performance anxiety. You'll deal with nerves more effectively if you know what to expect. Step 5: Gain experience Go to lots of auditions. If you haven't acted before, start with amateur productions. Then go out for bigger roles. Tip A part-time or day job will allow you to concentrate on acting. Step 6: Consider an agent Consider hiring an agent. Agents find work, book auditions, and negotiate contracts for a percentage of the actor's pay. Did You Know? Thespis was the first actor in Greek drama.
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