WELCOME TO YOUR ACTING RESOURCE PAGE

by Reyna Rios

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Are you an aspiring actor, located in Minnesota? Don't know where to start? Not a problem! I have you covered. 

It makes me so happy that you are exploring following your "feel good", that "spark" that makes you feel just a little bit more whole. Here's what I want you to know. Be ready for the journey of a lifetime. Starting this journey and where this journey will take you will depend on your goals. Fame & Fortune got you buzzed and gitty?! That's great, but you'll first need to put in the work. Here are the basics to get you started on your journey and my suggestions to you. 

1

get your butt into a solid acting class

It's a great way to work on your talent/craft and network/make new friends along the way. Here are some great links for my recommended acting classes.

Acting Classes

https://www.selfreliantactor.com/

https://remedioscreative.com/

http://www.erin-roberts.com/teachingcoaching

3

build your actor resume

If you're just starting out, get yourself some experience. The best on-set experience or on stage experience is to audition. Submit yourself to local casting notices, whether it be film or theater. Don't be afraid to audition for independent or student films, this is how you start to get that experience AND develop new friendships along the way. Here are some links to sites to check out for local casting notices (BREAK A LEG!)

Social Media Groups to check out:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/TCCinematics

https://www.facebook.com/groups/mnfilmvideoactors

MN Film TV Board

https://mnfilmtv.org/hotline/acting-casting

Theater & More Resources!

https://minnesotaplaylist.com/classified/auditions

2

get professional headshots

A solid headshot will help you get your foot in the door to audition opportunities, obtain talent representation by local talent agencies and other film community members. Here are some awesome headshot photographers and talent agencies I recommend.

Headshot Photographers

https://www.davidshermanphoto.com/

https://www.markbasel.com/

https://www.smorreimphotography.com/

https://www.daniphoto.com/

4

create your actor reel

Once you have auditioned for film and been cast (not casted) get your footage from the project and create an actor reel to help promote your acting and book more work! Hopefully along the way you will make some $$$ as you continue on this journey.  

5

repeat 1-4

Last but not least, continue to work on 1-4 for as long as you need to until you are so prepared an opportunity of a lifetime comes along and you book your dream role! 

BONUS

Local Talent Agencies

(Agencies make commission off of you when you BOOK WORK, a legitimate agency will not ask you to pay a fee upfront).

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