Welcome! Over the years, I have developed a thorough and result-oriented Business of Acting Seminar Empowerment Series which, along with training, provides an effective structure for the accomplishment of tangible results in the industry. This Seminar Empowerment Series is more than a "know how" or a presentation of pertinent "data"; It is a realistic & thorough investigation into the "blind spots" that often keep us from results & accomplishment.
Please take a moment to answer these specific questions. This questionnaire is designed as a reality check into important aspects of your pursuits. Pursuit makes the man. Please give yourself plenty of time to answer.
Do you have a picture that represents you strongly.
Do you have a good professional looking resume?
Are your headshots & resume reproduced in large numbers?
Do you have representation? Agent or manager?
How often do you see them or talk to them?
once a month
Are you in a thorough consistent acting training?
Do you read scripts or plays? Do you go to the theatre? Movies?
Are you in any union, SAG, AFTRA, SEG, AEA, other?
How many industry people including agents, casting directors, producers know you?
10 & up
How many industry people including agents, casting directors, producers know your work?
10 & up
How much money did you make this year acting?
How much money did you make last year acting?
How long have you been pursuing acting?
How many auditions have you gone on this year? The past month? The past 3 months?
Do you keep a log of who you know in the business? Do you keep a log on your conversations?
Do you keep a log of auditions you go on? What was the last job you booked?
Is your wardrobe appropriate to the pursuit of your career? Is your "look" in demand?
Do you possess special skills that you practice regularly? Sports, languages...?
Do you watch the TV shows you might be cast in? Do you know if you're pursuing film, TV, commercials, theatre...?
How many hours/tasks do you spend/perform a day/week on your acting career? Be specific.
Do you talk about your career? What do you say about it and to whom?
How many people know that you're pursuing acting...be very specific?
Who are the close people who support you in acting...how many are there?
Do you have a coach/manager other than yourself who coaches you regularly and manages your progress/manages any breakdowns/problem areas as they occur?
Are you financially stable? Are you financially stable enough to invest a minimum of $400 per month in your career consistently?
Do you have time/a life style that permits you to audition/pursue a career?
If you were offered a series/soap/movie on location for a large sum of money could you leave next week?
What acting work sources do you presently have or know of?
Are you prepared/willing to move and/or travel to pursue a career? Or go where the work is?
Do you have a plan? Having a plan makes a huge difference: what is your plan of action?
How much time a week do you devote planning your career? Hours? Do you schedule that time or act as you go?
10 or more hours
How's your health/well being/physical shape?
Please make a list of sacrifices you're willing to make in order to pursue your acting career. Make a list also of the ones you're not willing to make. Be as specific as possible.