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Acting in Film and TV || Start Your Acting Business

via Skillshare


"Lights. Camera. Action!"

Are you ready to get your start as an actor in film and television? You will be by the end of this course!

Sit down with actress, Laura Lieben, to create your own step-by-step acting business plan designed to get you ready for "Action!"

The 4 Pillars:

  1. Position Yourself for Success - Discover what sets the pros apart from the wannabes so you can position yourself as a pro right from the start!
  2. Refine Your Unique Product - Discover what makes you awesome and how you can harness your uniqueness to market to the industry!
  3. Create Your Acting Toolbox - Get set up with all the tools you'll need to get started, from your headshot and resume to your professional website!
  4. Market Your Acting Business - Learn where to find casting calls, how to submit for auditions and get yourself out there with confidence! 

NOTE: This course will not teach you how to act...but if you have some acting skills to work with, this course will set you up with all the knowledge and tools you need to get into the business of acting professionally.


Meet Your Coach:

A few short years ago, Laura Lieben became curious about acting and wondered, "How would I even get started?"

Growing up in a small town (Swiss Valley Village) in Alberta, Canada, acting in movies just didn't seem like a viable option. (Not to mention, she was very shy, spent more time with horses than people, and no one imagined she'd someday be paid for her personality!)

Today, Laura has had the privilege of living her dream - working as an actress on films shot right in her home province of Alberta, Canada, along the coast of British Columbia, in the mountains of Colorado, and a palace in Croatia - and being paid to do it!

Now, she enjoys helping others embark on their own acting adventures. Connect with her on Instagram and Facebook for ongoing inspiration.


  • Introduction
  • PILLAR #1 - Position Yourself for Success!
  • Show Biz
  • How Movies are Cast
  • A Scenario
  • Honing Your Craft
  • The Makings of a Star
  • Three Tips to SHINE Like a Star
  • PILLAR #2 - Refine Your Unique Product!
  • Your U.C.P.
  • U.C.P. In Action
  • Your Silhouette
  • Your Essence
  • Your Stage Name
  • PILLAR #3 - Create Your Acting Toolbox!
  • Acting Resume
  • Acting Headshots
  • Preparing for the Photo Shoot
  • Choosing Your Headshot
  • Your Website
  • PILLAR #4 - Marketing Your Acting Business!
  • A Word on Talent Agents
  • Search for Talent Agencies
  • Researching Talent Agents
  • Request a Meeting with an Agent
  • Finding Auditions (Even Without an Agent)
  • Requesting an Audition
  • Storytime
  • What's Next?

Taught by

Laura Lieben


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