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Acting is a Business: Facts about the best employment rates actors need to know.

Disclaimer: The following could possibly be depressing information if you live in these areas and could cause you to question to move to another city. Carry on!

No one seems to pay attention to business facts and logistics when it comes to acting.

More and more I am seeing actors who have no retirement accounts (you should have one at least by 25), no savings, loads of debt, doing low paying jobs they don't have to do all for the sake of "living the dream". They think moving to New York and Los Angeles is all there is. They think that you HAVE to be poor to someday make it big. And yet, they haven't had an actual acting job that pays a living wage in 5 years. So is it that they aren't talented and are not working hard enough?

The answer to that is a big fat NO!

And let me tell you why.

How can you see someone's talent if there are literally thousands of actors in the same room that you have to choose for one role? How are those great odds? Sure there is …
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