Like most of you, I'm trying to be as proactive as possible with my career. Any advice on what else I can do to find opportunities?
I'm in an on-camera class once per week.
I read books related to acting consistently.
I submit myself on projects via Actors Access and LA Casting every day.
I've interned in Casting and PR just to see acting from a different view.
I read these forums every day.
What else should I be doing?! I don't have theatrical agent or manager yet so I've been trying to build my reel and resume with student films and webseries but it seems that there are hardly enough things "fit for me" to submit to.
I can't really afford more than one class per week but class is the only place I can practice.
Any tips on how you stay sharp or something critical I'm missing as an actor would be great.
If you're not finding things better serving your type, produce your own stuff.
Thanks for replying!
Yea that's the direction I'm heading in...all though I don't think I have some outlandish charactery type that would be hard to market.
Is it a bad idea to only look at the breakdowns that are listed as "Fit For Me" ? I just assumed I was saving time that way.
Brandon, you're in LA?
There IS plenty of work for you.
USC (undergrad and grad)
Chapman (undergrad and grad)
There's also some of the other LA based schools.
You're already doing so much of the right stuff, self-submitting, being in class, interning, etc.
What about being involved in sketch comedy in LA? There are a number of companies out there, as well as improv locations...Finances are an issue, of course, but there's a way. Full disclosure: I'm a founder of a sketch company in LA and I am always in favor of people getting up on stage every week in front of an audience to work on timing.
Biggest thing you can do: Get together with like-minded, hard working individuals and self-produce. It's not that hard. People are shooting webseries stuff all day, every day. What is YOUR brand? What characters are you suited to play? If you don't see enough of it on screen, then write it, shoot it, and be it.
Also, read every single article Bonnie Gillespie has ever written on showfax.com. There's a new one every week. That dates back YEARS. That alone should take you a month of reading and help you channel and focus.
Best of luck.
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