by Steve Rhodes
Question by burrell_cn: How do I get a stage name if I want to be an actress or a screenwriter?
I would like to get into acting, writing a book, or movie screenwriting in the future. How do I go about getting/using a stage name without legally changing the name I was born with? Can I use my stage name to open a bank account? What about if/when I want to get a SAG card? I have tried doing a Google search and got zilch.
I would appreciate any and all assitance. Thank you very much
Answer by J. W. H
go to the county courthouse and register your name as doing business as or dba. yes you can open a business account under the name so long as you have your dba papers.. cost is about 10.00.. by registering your dba name you are legal and no one else can use the same name. It is yours for several years and then you have to renew it. You want the county clerks office. Call them and they will tell you what you need to do.. its a piece of cake..
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