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I'm an American actor and considering a change of scenery. I'd love to live in France and continue my career. My hope would be to carve out a niche for myself, I've read about other actors doing similar things in countries where American actors are scarce. I'm not sure how many Americans are acting there already, and I haven't found much info yet.

Any thoughts would be welcome and wonderful.
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First hurdle is getting your Visa secondly do you speak fluent French?

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Large number of UK performers that easily pass for Americans. Even if they aren't 100% perfect it's not like the average European is going to notice the small mistakes.

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Because of the "pick up" nature of acting work, you'd be considered under the statut of "Intermittent du spectacle" which could make it tricky qualifying for a long stay visa (unless you're a well known actor - like Johnny Depp - or if you're married to a French person).

But this page gives you some good information and links to the whole "intermittent du spectacle" statut - rights and obligations regarding unemployment, social insurances and retirement programs (though retirement is likely to change in the current drive to "harmonize" the 42 or so various retirement systems here in France).
https://interim.ooreka.fr/comprendre...t-du-spectacle

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