28 Feb How to Make it as an Actor In Such a Competitive Industry
If you have recently come out of education, it is likely that you are at a point in your life where you are putting some serious thought into what you want to do with the rest of your life. This is a hard stage for everyone, as the decisions that you make at this point in your life can determine what you will and what you will not be able to pursue in the future.
It is likely that you have had a lot of people in your life giving you suggestions and trying to control your next move in life. This is especially the case if you are someone that is trying to pursue a career in acting. It always seems that when you announce to your family and friends that you want to get into acting, it never gets the response that you think it deserves. Though everyone loves TV and movies, most people tend to think that acting is not a good career to pursue.
Thanks to the continuous development of the media, there are more and more job opportunities for actors every year. However, something that you do have to keep in mind is that acting is a competitive industry and it is not easy to find a job unless you stand out. Just because becoming an actor is difficult does not mean that it is impossible. Every year new talent emerges in the world of acting, which only shows that only need to land the right role to make it.
For example, I remember reading about an actor called Yair Koas, that was struggling to make it in the industry. This was until he landed the role of Death in Everybody, which made him much more desirable to producers. This just shows that making the right step can completely transform your career. Here are some tips on making in as an actor in such a competitive industry.
Find an Agent
A lot of actors try to go it alone and see if they can make it in the industry, but these actors tend to fail. The best thing that you can do to ensure the success of your career is to hire an agent. A lot of people try to avoid getting an agent in order to keep all of the profit of their roles.
However, agents have the best insight on when there is a new role available and they have connections with people that are in the industry. Before roles are even published on famous casting pages, they are usually sent to agents so they can see if any of their clients fit the criteria. This means that a lot of the good roles are given to agents and if you do not have an agent, then you will miss out on them.
Not only do agents get you jobs, but they also offer advice and mentor you. They have years of experience that they can talk you through and help you further your acting and industry skills.