5 Top Resources for New Actors
So you’ve decided to take the plunge and become an actor. Congratulations! It takes boldness and bravery to follow your dreams. You’ve chosen an exciting career path, and there are many different ways that you can approach it. You may be feeling overwhelmed by the number of resources and articles available on the subject. Here at 3-2-1- Acting School in Los Angeles, we love working with new actors, and we have a variety of resources that we recommend to them. Here are 5 top resources for new actors.
- Our Online Acting Course: 10 Lessons To Great Film Acting
Perhaps you don’t live in a major city, or even in an area that has acting classes, but you want to develop your acting technique. We’ve actually created a top-rated online acting course called “10 Lessons to Great Film Acting,” led by veteran film star John Walcutt. The course includes 10 comprehensive video acting lessons, 3 video warm ups, a 50 page downloadable e-book, a ton of original scripts and monologues, and access to our exclusive/private Facebook page. Once you sign up, you have unlimited access to the course! While the online acting course is suitable for new actors, it is actually also great for actors who already have experience.
- The Top Hollywood Acting Coach blog
You’re actually already arrived at a great resource – this blog! Search around, and you will find hundreds of posts written by our expert teachers and our studio owner, Mae Ross. We have articles on everything from How to Choose the Right Agent to historical overviews of some of the world’s most famous acting techniques, such as Stanislavski’s system and the Stella Adler method. Set aside some time, and browse through our site. If you have any questions about a particular topic, you can contact us at: email@example.com.
- The Inside Acting Podcast
This is another fantastic resource that can be accessed from anywhere in the world! Led by two rising actors, Travor Algatt and AJ Meijer, the Inside Acting Podcast offers insights into careers all across the entertainment industry, including casting directors, filmmakers, actors, agents, publicists, writers, and more. The hosts also offer tips on how to progress and develop a career in both Los Angeles and New York. Actors living in LA can actually attend “meet ups” to meet the hosts of the podcast as well as other listeners! There are hundreds of episodes available for download on iTunes.
- The LA Actors Tweetup and NY Actors Tweetup
This unique, FREE networking event brings together actors of all experience levels via social media! Though the Tweetup is advertised via Twitter and social media platforms, the event itself is a very welcoming, laid back social gathering that provides actors an opportunity to connect and share resources. At the LA Actors Tweetup, hosts Ben Whitehair and Carrie Daniel, both professional actors, bring in expert guest speakers from the film industry, including casting directors, managers and agents. In NYC, hosts Erin Cronican and Marissa Mutascio run the NY Actors Tweetup. If you live in the UK, you can also check out the UK Actors Tweetup, hosted by Angela Peters and Andrea Farrena in London!
The website Backstage.com is also an excellent resources for actors! There are hundreds of articles from veterans across the industry, including an expert column by our very on Mae Ross!
Again, kudos to you for choosing to walk the exciting path of an actor. Enjoy learning about your profession — about both the craft and business of acting — and best of luck to you as you take the plunge!