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Take charge of your acting career!

Whether you’re a beginner or a professional, you can benefit from the career advice and emotional resources on this site. will help you understand the business of acting and cope with the emotional struggles inherent in pursuing a professional career so that you can be more successful as an actor.

If you’re just starting out and you want to be a professional actor, you can find out here how to get started on your career. If you are already pursuing a professional career and you’ve run into some stumbling blocks, you can probably make better choices about how you approach the business. Please read on.

Understanding the reality of show business is essential if you want to go pro. Many actors make a decision to become a professional actor based on illusion rather than reality, and trying to build a career based on illusion can inhibit success and create a sense of hopelessness and helplessness surrounding your career.

Actors sometimes encounter feelings of depression, frustration, and anxiety related to their careers. This can be a result of having illusions about the business. Some also experience a sense of emptiness when they’re not performing. If you’re experiencing difficulties like this, you don’t have to continue struggling with them, because there are things you can do to identify and eliminate the issues behind these kinds of feelings. helps to shed light on illusions by providing career guidance and emotional resources for beginning and professional actors. When you can identify and eliminate any illusions you have about the acting business, you empower yourself so that you can take charge of your career and become more successful as an actor.

For more information on how you can move beyond illusions, cope with difficult feelings, and become more successful, check out Smart Actors, Foolish Choices: A Self-Help Guide to Coping with the Emotional Stresses of the Business. To learn more about the business of acting, see Acting A to Z: The Young Person’s Guide to a Stage or Screen Career.