Monday, December 7, 2009

How Can I be Proactive in My Acting Career?

Well, the first rule is to stay informed.

Any business one is part of requires a person to be in touch with what is happening in that industry.

In the Entertainment Industry it is important to stay on top of the current casting, projects, who is hot etc. that is something easily done by reading the Trades, going on line and researching etc. It is not something you do by watching Access Hollywood or other trash T.V.

One can ALWAYS self promote in the Industry. A website, new current photos, updated resumes, making short films for YouTube, these are all things an actor SHOULD be doing regularly.

An actor has to keep his game going in order to stay fresh in the game.

If you haven't been on an audition in a while send out more headshots and resumes and update your website so you have new fun stuff posted there then send out a postcard telling casting directors, agents, managers, and others to check out your updated stuff.