Sunday, September 29, 2013

Acting and the pursuit of gold

If acting is about money to you...

Choose another profession...

There are stars and when you work as a qualified professional union performer the money can be very good...but you also have to invest in classes (including movement, dance, voice and business), in moving or being able to travel, and when you "make it" in lawyers, security, where you live (usually far more costly than wherever you live now) and in your image and marketing.

Most actors earn under $8,000 a year in their most the statistics actors earning under eight grand in their profession represent over 98% of professionals, not counting those who have yet to start or who are content to remain non-union.

So look at another profession if it is about the money.

You have to love what you are doing and know why you are doing it.

-Art Lynch

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