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How To Get Yourself Discovered In The Acting World

Jul 1, 2008
The acting industry is a tough industry to get into. It is very competitive and cut-throat and unless you have some real talent and a good agent to represent you, you might not make it into the industry. There is hope for you though, if you are one hundred percent confident that you want to be an actor and won't stop until your dream has been fulfilled, there are some things that you can do to position yourself for success. I will go into each of these below.

1- You need to start training NOW! Work hard at it every day and don't stop no matter how good you think you are getting or how good others say that you are. Practice and work makes perfect.

2- Become a student. You should study the industry in depth. Learn how everything works. You should know exactly who casts what and what certain agents look for in an actor. Knowing these things will help you know what you need to do to get in.

3- This is very important; you need to figure out what your type of acting is. Pick a niche or genera and go for it.

4- Again, become a student. You need to learn the basics of business, professional networking, and how to market yourself. Self promotional skills are very important in the acting industry.

5- Learn how to audition. You may not believe it, but auditioning and acting on a set are two completely different things. If you can learn how to audition, you will be one step ahead of your competition.

6- I have always believed that in order to be successful in anything, you need to surround yourself with successful people. It is the same in the acting world. Seek out people who are already acting and are already in the industry. Stay away from those exactly like you, I mean those trying to get into the industry.

7- Talk to both actors who are currently acting. You should also talk to actors who have been aspiring to break into the industry for the last few years. You can learn a lot from both groups of people. Once you learn what to and what not to do, you will be much better off.

8- Always be humble and willing to learn. Once you think you know it all, you are setting yourself up for failure.

9- Once you start to understand what you are doing and start to see success, you should take the time to help others who are in the same position that you were once in. You will see that it will pay off for you in the long run.

If you truly take the time to start practicing these things on a regular basis, you will begin to move yourself into a position to more likely be discovered. If you let anything or any excuse stop you from becoming an actor, which simply means that it is not the industry for you. You should always be self evaluating yourself and make sure this is what you want. If you don't have a strong passion or burning desire to do this, you will never make it.
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