Wednesday, October 10, 2007

How Do You Start An Acting Career?

Becoming an actor is something that a lot of people are interested in, but you few actually pursue. The fact of the matter is that if you want to break into this industry you are going to have to put in a lot of time and effort. But with that being said, hard work can do a lot for your acting career. When you combine hard work with a few of the proper steps you may be able to realize your career as an actor or actress sooner than you ever thought possible.

So how do you go about starting an acting career? The first step that you must take is moving to the right area of the world. The fact of the matter is that if you want to be an actor you need to live in the areas that are famous for this. For instance, Los Angeles and New York are what you want to be if you live in the United States. This is where the majority of jobs are, and if you live in one of these two areas you will be putting yourself in good position from the start.

Next, you will want to get together your portfolio. This will include information on yourself such as past experience, as well as some photos that you can send out if need be. You may even want to look into getting an agent who can help you out along the way. He or she knows when jobs open up, and can in turn give you the inside scoop. No, you do not necessarily need an agent to break into the acting business, but it can definitely help.

Finally, go on as many casting calls as you can. Getting into acting is nothing more than a numbers games. If you go to enough casting calls you will eventually get a job. And when you get one job it will likely lead to another and so on.

Breaking into acting is not easy, but at the same time it is not impossible.

Francois Botha is the author of career descriptions. He has compiled a list of careers with all the information you need to make career choices.

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