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While thousands of actors work around the world on a daily basis, there are but a few exceptional actors, who by exhibiting their natural talents have made it big in tinsel-town. Do you have what it takes to be one of these exceptional actors? Do you have the determination and desire to give it your all to achieve your acting dreams, aspirations and goals?
Many budding actors fail at the first hurdle they face because there are no clearly defined rules and very few 'How To' guides that outline what to do and what not to do when becoming an actor. Becoming an actor isn't rocket science, nor is it easy. But becoming an actor can be accomplished if you have a grasp of what lies ahead of you down your acting career path.
Every year, thousands of people decide that they want to pursue an acting career. The problem is many of them believe it is as simple as getting a picture taken, composing an acting resume and getting an agent. That kind of thinking is precisely the reason why most aspiring actors never make it. Learn theses sure-fire steps to starting an acting career.
Aspiring Actors often ask the question "How can I get discovered?" How is it that some people get discovered as actors? Why does it seem like they don't have to work so hard to get the attention of agents, directors and casting directors? One way that many actors get discovered is... Are you ready? They POSITION themselves to be discovered!
There is no one sure way to become a successful actor. In fact, there are as many different ways as there are actors. Each actor finds success in their own way, using luck, connections and perseverance. There are, however, basic tips that can help any new actor get their foot in the proverbial door. Here are a few ways to get started.
One question I'm often asked is about how to start an acting career. Some of the questions I entertain come from young people who are frustrated by the fact that they live in a small town and can't seem to find any opportunities to act in their area. Whether that is your case or not, if you are looking to start an acting career you should find the following list helpful.
A Casting Director is a person hired by the producers of a show to find talent for the show. These are the people who the agent will send photos and resumes to, and the actor will audition for. Casting Directors have to find the best possible cast out of thousands of actors and must keep up to date on the newest and hottest faces.
Many new actors have misconceptions about how the casting process works. More often than not, beginning actors are not sure who's involved, who finds the actors to audition, who makes the big decisions, and what are the steps throughout this process. To alleviate some of this confusion, here is a hypothetical example of how a daytime drama may be cast.
Getting yourself a talent agent can be hard as quite often the individual talent agent or the agency in which they work are inundated with mailings and applications from hundreds of other budding actors, just like you. Don't give up though. Try taking a little bit of advice and you will realize just doing a little bit extra can get you noticed.
At nearly a third of all your auditions, you're going to encounter a "zombie" casting director. That's someone (whether it's a casting director, casting associate or another actor) who reads the other character's lines during your audition, but gives you so little emotionally, you'd swear they don't have a pulse.
Auditioning is a funny thing. It's difficult to understand and figure out what a casting director is thinking, what he/she is looking for and why really you have been chosen or why not. The fact is that 99% of the time you never find out, especially the why not. Here are some interesting thoughts, observations and experiences from me.
Break into showbiz by becoming a movie extra. It's not as hard as you think. In fact, when you learn how easy it is to get jobs as a movie extra, you'll be upset for not doing anything sooner. Just having the opportunity to be a movie extra for a day is often the most exciting and rewarding experience avid movie-goers can obtain.
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