How does one have a successful acting career?
Working hard as an actor means one thing. Staying prepared and ready AT ALL TIMES!. Any moment can be “go time.” Actors receive auditions in spirts. Whether it’s pilot season or episodic season, every moment, every audition you receive could change everything for you, so it’s important to always be ready. Once you have this down, have a look at the Top 3 Actors who Produce Content and Hit the Jackpot.
Acting is only one piece of the puzzle. Once you start producing, you can create your own destiny.
Actors reading their scripts on stage in theatre
Whether it’s a formal training from an institution like Julliard or your local acting school, make sure you are camera ready. The most important thing is that you know how to bring a character to life and the best out of whoever you are in a scene with. Even if you do not have formal training, make sure you film yourself alot on camera. This will allow you to know your strengths and weaknesses on camera, then make adjustments.
Understand this is a business
Every business has a structure. As an actor, the very first thing you want is representation by a company who works with both SAG and non union productions. Talent Management companies like ours as well as talent agencies work with casting directors, directors, producers and studios to help each production find the talent best suited for each project. If you need to learn How to Land a Great Talent Manager or Agent, make sure to read this article.
Talent managers and talent Agencies are two very different machines in the world of professional video production. The best actors in the world have both. To learn How a Talent Management Company can boost your career, read the article which will give you a great idea of how Talent management companies help develop your long term goals.
Everyone likes to work with people they like. That is the bottom line. One only has to search online for numerous actors who have been fired because they did not get along with a producer. Maybe the actor had one too many drinks and showed up on set or came to set high. Certain things are tolerated, others are not. The most important thing is that you STAY PROFESSIONAL. Once you learn the overall tone on set – sometimes knowing how to get along factors in big as to who gets hired.
If you are just getting started, let’s start with the basics. You should know how to deliver amazing self-tapes to your talent agent or talent manager. If you are not familiar with the self-tape procedure. Check out this link for How to win Television and Film roles with Self Tapes.
Under Promise, Over Deliver
This is a general rule you should follow in life. But with regard to your acting career, the same idea applies. If your self-tape is due on Friday, turn it in Thursday. If you have a call time of 8am, show up at 7:30.
By over-delivering, everyone will see that you are serious about the craft. Lead by example, Who you are is reflected in what you do in this business, not what you say.
Work Hard, Understand this is a business just like any other, Stay Professional and Over Deliver.
If you follow the rules described above, you are well on your way to a successful acting career.
If you read this article, you are the kind of talent we like working with. Give us a call, we are always up for working with hard-working professionals.