Commercials are a great way to get exposure and make money as an actor. Obviously, several commercials play during every television program. And now companies even shoot ads specifically for the internet. There are a lot of opportunities to audition for commercials. Here are a few things to know about them.
Around this time every year, "Pilot Season" happens. Pilot season refers to the time when a number of new television pilots are being filmed for consideration. Numerous actors fly out to LA at this time compete for all the new principal roles on various comedies and dramas. Here's some information to keep in mind when thinking about trying out pilot season.
Congratulations! You've finally gotten a meeting with an agent. Agency meetings are an important first step to advance your career. You want to be confident and prepared. Here are some tips to keep in mind when you sit down with any possible representation.
Every actor should have at least two contrasting monologues performance ready at all times. But it will behoove you to have more choices than that. You'll want pieces that are the best representation of your talent and that can be used for several different types of auditions. How should you go about finding what works best?
As an actor, you can often feel like you are not in control of a production. The piece is already written, the locations chosen, and the casting done. With a film, even post-production is out of your hands; the editor chooses which take to use. With the tools available today, that doesn
Your ultimate goal as a performer should be to make a living being creative. The unfortunate truth is that many of us must maintain one job to pay the bills while we pursue our ambition in our free time. Finding a suitable
As actors, every opportunity must be weighed not just by financial gain but by creative or career gain. One of these opportunities is performing background or "extra" work. Background work consists of the actors who flesh out the background of scenes as restaurant patrons, office workers, or any other supporting crowd work. There are several pros and cons to taking on this kind of work.
Your resume represents what you have to offer a potential employer. It should be easy to read and have up-to-date information on it. While your resume is open to personalization, here are some general layout rules to get your started:
Acting is like any other craft: new techniques keep it fresh and show that you are aware of what's trending. While improvisation has always been around, it has become more popular as of recent. With shows like Curb Your Enthusiasm and movies like Bridesmaids being produced and commercial auditions looking for improvisers, having improvising skills in your back pocket can only help you.