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  • Joshua Siegel and his colleagues write helpful articles on numerous facets of the business, provide sample resumes, headshots, agentdirectories, and other actors' tools, and offer a selection of links to other acting sites.
  • The Fund provides services for entertainment professionals nationwide. Comprehensive health and insurance options for the self-employed are listed by state. The Fund provides counseling, substance abuse and mental health services, senior and disabled care, nursing home and assisted living care, emergency grants for food, rent and medical care, the Actors' Work Program, and an AIDS Initiative.
  • Offers a variety of social, vocational, housing, and insurance services.
  • Personal site with articles for beginning actors on how to get started in the business, contacting casting and talent agencies (withaddresses), advice about actor services and choosing monologues. Don't miss the FAQ on talent agents.
  • Hundreds of good links to all aspects of acting, including: Training, Unions & Associations Theaters & Theater Groups Casting Publications Scriptwriting Shakespeare Film Studios Film Festivals Booklists. Ideosyncratic but useful advice on different aspects of acting can also be found on the site.
  • Features and advice on acting and performing, audition notices, resources, profiles of performing arts organizations, & more.
  • Provides links to theatre company web pages organized by region.
  • Personal site which provides annotated listings of rehearsal spaces, theaters for rent, photographers and acting classes in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.
  • For all entertainment professionals.