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Fri 23

TAWC Meeting

February 23 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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16th Annual ACTRA Awards in Toronto

February 24 @ 7:30 pm - February 25 @ 1:00 am
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AABP Caucus Meeting

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Full Member BG Committee

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Getting Started With Your Acting Career

Some people think of acting or stunt work as a glamorous business where someone with little or no experience can make a lot of money with little effort. Well, it’s almost never that easy.

Performing is a challenging profession that requires discipline, commitment, continuous training and lots of hard work. Successful performers work hard each and every day. They compete against other talented, motivated professionals. They know there is no such thing as a guaranteed part.

Most actors have years of experience and have trained at theatre schools. Their work experience includes everything from plays and television series to commercials and feature films.

Choosing a career in the performing arts should not be a whim or passing fancy. Succeeding in getting your work on screen can give you great joy and personal satisfaction, but it will entail personal sacrifices. Consider how much you are willing to commit before you invest your time, money and energy into performing as a career path.

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