f you’re looking to get into film, whether that be in front of the camera or behind it, thinking about which direction to head in order to land the most lucrative position is most likely at the forefront of your mind. As in any search for gigs, it’s best to get a good understanding about what’s available in the industry and the average range of how much each position should pay.
If you’re locating for a hotspot to relocate so you can book more gigs, it’s a good idea to get to know all of the nation’s cities that are prime places for entertainment. Of course, you may have heard that you should relocate to Los Angeles or New York City. But what are some of the other places to consider? These often get overlooked.
When it comes to styling your hair and choosing the right makeup palette for your next audition, it’s important to remember that casting directors want to see you. You were invited to audition for a role because your headshot matched what the CD was looking for. That being said, if you choose just the right amount of makeup and a hairstyle that landed you an audition, you’re doing something right.
As in any industry, a stand-out resume is a must have if you want to make it to the top. It can be a challenge to build credits and it takes a lot of time and patience. In the beginning, you’ll have to really hustle in order to start filling up that white space! Not to worry, you’ll get there! Here are some of the best ways you can build up your resume quickly.
As you’re getting started in improv, there’s a good chance you’ve noticed it can be downright hard to do! Unlike more traditional acting roles in which you have a script to follow with lines to memorize, improv is a special art form that requires quick, on-the-spot thinking skills in addition to all of the must-haves for those who are successful actors.
Not every offer you’ll get over the course of your entertainment career will seem appealing. In fact, some may be outright deceitful, presented by scam artists and something you’ll definitely want to avoid. While it can be difficult to spot scams or hard to say ‘no’ to an opportunity that you feel wouldn’t advance your career, here are a few ways to decline these offers gracefully.
It’s no secret that acting is a challenging profession. Some of these challenges may be avoidable while others are not. Many of these challenges have a lot to do with an actor’s perspective of his or her abilities and they can be avoided, or at least made easier with practice.
So, you’ve landed a new business manager, congrats! This is a great step in the right direction career-wise. However, you’ll likely have a few questions about what, exactly, this partnership will look like and what to expect from this new representation. Here are a few questions you’ll want to ask up front to make the most of your time together.