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Actor Q&A: Get Your Acting and Career Questions Answered

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How do I find an agent?”
“How do I know what agents to submit to?”
“What does it mean when a production says I’m pinned?”
“I haven’t been paid yet for the background work I did, how long will it take?”
“Do I have to sign a contract with a new agent?
“What do I put in my email to agents?”

“The producer says I have to pay $120 for the script… is this a scam?”
“Everyone says to start with commercials, how come?

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Have you ever had a question like one of these?

These are just a few of the questions I’ve received from actors in the last few weeks. Some of them have come via social media, others as direct emails and others as comments on one of the articles here on the site. I love actor questions! And while I’ve been trying to answer everyone individually, realistically I just can’t. And hey… then only one person benefits. So I’ve decided to change things up a bit and provide new ways for you to get your questions answered. And it all starts right here!


Ask Your Questions in the New Facebook Group!

Have a question about the biz or your career? Post it in the new My Actor Guide Facebook Group! I will be answering some questions directly but you may just find someone in the group who has an answer and can help you out too. This group is new as of August 2022 so please be patient ….. we’re still growing 🙂


Post a Question in Comments Below

You can also post a question in the comments below. Every question gets answered within 1-2 weeks and sometimes a lot faster if it’s a quick fix. You can scroll through other Q&A’s or just jump in with what you need. Note: If you include your email in the comment section of this post you’ll be notified as soon as the answer is posted.

I’ll also be answering questions via videos on social media so be sure to connect with My Actor Guide on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Twitter .


One-to-One Mini Sessions for Specific Questions

Need an answer ASAP? Or have something really specific to you? You can grab a one-to-one “mini-coaching” phone session. (Zoom for outside of North America) Mini Sessions are only $25! They are an affordable, accessible way for you to get one-on-one support, no matter where you are in your acting journey. Click here to book a $25, 15 Minute Phone Session.


TikTok + IG Live

Coming soon! Yes! I will be doing lives on social once a week. If you’re on the mailing list, keep your eyes open for more info.

Thank you so much for being part of the My Actor Guide community, and I’m really looking forward to connecting with you more!

xoxo Hunter

* Please Note:  I am not an agent, manager, or casting director. I do not procure work for actors. All information, workshops and coaching are for educational purposes only and are not a guarantee or promise of employment. Thank you for being here!

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Lunah
Lunah
3 months ago

I want to be a working actress after high school for as long as I can, but my relatives (not my parents, my parents are supportive) are telling me I should just pursue something else and are constantly putting down my dreams. I don’t know what to believe anymore, and my worst fear is leaving show business, especially before I even start. However, I have a great plan for my future in this industry. How can I continue to believe in myself and stop doubting that I’ll randomly change my mind because of my relatives? There are tons of working actors who are in the business for decades so how can I be like them? That’s really all I’ve ever wanted.
Thank you

Jill
Jill
1 month ago

Dear Hunter,

I think I need a better way to build chemistry with a role’s love interest. I am in a all-woman production of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew. I have the part of Bianca. This is very new for me so I asked the girl playing my love interest if we can spend time together for chemistry and comfortablity. We did things like eye gazing and just talked. People are saying the chemistry is working so well and looks authentic. But the thing is it can be draining because I feel so much. Something similar happened with preparing with a man. Our feedback was we looked like a real married couple. I may need to take a break but do you think there’s a way that’s less draining?

Much love,
Jill xx

Jill
Jill
1 month ago
Reply to  Hunter

Oh my gosh thanks Hunter! That’s a way to approach it. I can easily get caught up in things. It’s certainly different when the actor’s sex is different from the characters. My character doesn’t kiss a man but actor is a girl. It feels surprisingly different. Thanks for the tip!
xx

Kelly
Kelly
1 month ago

Hi,

I was wonder if you knew anything about Talent Auditions out of Chicago. They had something on Facebook about auditions through zoom which my daughter did and supposedly made it to next round which is this evening. I thought it was to be on a commercial. However it goes between 750 to about $4500 to do their program of training.

There are 35 good comments on Talent Audition and 11 not so good on BBB but just confused on whether to go through with it or not. 

Kelly

Anup
Anup
1 month ago

I Am 23 years old and I’m from INDIA and I haven’t enrolled in any acting school I’m getting the feeling that I’m very late in this industry even if I start now I don know when I will get to work on some big and my preference movies or drama, how to start now and achieve what other have achieved in 6-7 years within 1 year.
Few stepping stones now I’m facing:
Finance to enroll in any acting institute,
Lack of skills.
low self-confidence.
Haven’t done anything in past years or earlier anything related to film not even in college.

so got lots of doubts am I really born to be the best actor in this world or not?

Thanks and waiting or your reply.