When it comes to auditioning, even the most experienced of actors, the “old hams” of the profession, get the jitters. Ian McKellen still talks about nerves. Barbra Streisand is notorious for being nervous before going on. And these people are among the best and most talented performers in the business. Knowing that pretty much everyone
If you’re like most actors, you know that networking and getting to know people – or getting them to know you – is critical to a successful acting career. You’ve heard how popular entertainment industry networking events are, and you know you need to take the plunge yourself. So you pay your money to
Your acting headshot is an essential tool for getting work as an actor, but you should also think of it as an investment. You can’t just ask a friend to take a photo of you sitting on your couch and expect a good response. You will need to hire an experienced Hollywood photographer like Bradford
As you probably already realize, there are so many actors in Hollywood that it’s a big challenge to be seen as unique.
But to get the attention of agents, managers, casting directors, and producers, you have to have something a little bit different (and desirable) for them to notice and want to cast you.
To be successful and maintain that success, there are several different areas of acting that you must learn. You must study various areas in the craft and art of acting so that you are ready to deliver when your opportunity appears. Don’t get caught up in only going to class, but…
In Hollywood, as in a number of businesses, contact equity is critical. The more of the right people you know, the more valuable your Rolodex is and the more opportunities and power you have to “cash in on” in the future.