Sunday, March 6, 2011
I love acting and have always be a natural at it. I've never taken any classes because I didn't think it is necessary. Will I still be able to get discovered and get an agent?
Here is something you should know. The acting industry is full of competition. It's really unbelievable how many people want to become actors. I'm sorry to say that most of those people either believe that they have what it takes, that they are just natural talents or they believe that they will somehow "get discovered". Others wrongly think that the first steps to starting an acting career are to get a headshot and an agent and that things will be easy after that.
The one sure way to eliminate most of the competition is to work harder than they do. Why? Because most people aren't willing to do what's necessary to be successful.
Know that if you want to get discovered, you have to make it happen. It doesn't happen by itself. The more prepared you are, the more likely it is to happen.
Here are two videos I think you should watch:
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The top 10 reasons why most aspiring actors never make it:
The second video is the biggest secret I learned while sitting outside
an audition that helped me to get 8 acting jobs in less than 10 weeks.
I hope that helps.
Should I go to LA to start my acting career? Do you think it's a good idea?
I suggest you go to LA if you are really ready to go there and know what to expect, otherwise I would say stay where you are, study acting, get some experience, build your resume, put some money aside, put together your career plan and then go. Sounds like a lot and maybe it's not what you want to hear Corey, but know this. There are so many people who go to LA to pursue an acting career and then never end up making it, because they weren't prepared. Then they end up doing something completely different.
This is my advice, starting at the top, starting with the best-quality advice I can give you and working down from there.
1. Invest in my brand new Acting Career Quick Start Home-Study Course. It's the first of its kind. Never been done. It literally walks you through the steps of starting an acting career with weekly videos. Go watch the presentation.
2. My book: Acting Career Start Up: Four Key Factors For Success
3. Start doing research around starting an acting career. This is free information on my website:
4. Here is more free information about planning your trip to LA:
www.actingcarerstartup.com has hundreds of pages of free information, but it's not structured in steps. If you know what information you are looking for, you can look for it and go get it and then leave. If you really want to have a chance at success, you will need something structured like what I listed in point number 1.
Whatever you do, make sure that you have a structured plan before you start. Know this. The harder you work to get started, the less competition you will end up having. Why? Because most people want to take the easy route. They don't want to study, market themselves and do all the things that are necessary. They just want to "get discovered". If you work hard and do the things they are not willing to do, you will eliminate them from your competition. It's that simple.
It's up to you. Thanks again and tell your friends about us!
Thursday, March 3, 2011
"I wanna get discovered!" is one of the things I hear most often from young, aspiring actors and even older ones. The problem is that most people try and do that by navigating on the Internet and asking people, "Where can I find auditions?" or "Can somebody introduce me to an agent?" Usually that doesn't get them anywhere. Aside from the experience I have starting an acting career, I also know the acting industry and the acting business. And I know it takes a lot more than that.
That's why I created something that literally takes you by the hand and walks you through the process of starting an acting career and learning how to get discovered step-by-step.
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Monday, February 7, 2011
This is the cry of many youngsters who want to start an acting career.
There's nothing wrong with it. This video from ActingCareerStartUp.com
will make you think about it in a different way. Check it out.
For information about what the real first steps are to starting an acting career, visit www.actingcareerstartup.com/acting-career-research.html.
Saturday, February 5, 2011
If you signed up with that agency for background work, they would know if there is any available. You would have to contact them directly and ask. If they are not calling you, there is a reason. It could be that there is no work for your type, maybe no films are shooting or your headshot and resume are not sufficient or haven't been received. Try and understand why you are not being contacted. BUT, first let some time pass. You should wait at least a few weeks. And then, the question is, "What's your plan for keeping in touch with them?"
Good luck to you!
The more I do what I'm doing here on ActingCareerStartUp.com, the more I realize that these young kids who come here to visit need the support of their parents. That's one of the reasons why I put together pages like these:
I am just about finished building a home study program in which I will walk new actors and their parents through the steps I believe are necessary to be successful. It will be ready soon. If you agree, I will put you on the list so you can see what it is like.
Also, you might find these two video interviews helpful that I did with a youth talent agent and a teen acting teacher, both in Hollywood:
And finally, have a look at this page:
I hope this helps. Would love to know how and if this information is helpful to you and/or what other type of information you would find helpful. Thank you and good luck with your child actor!