- Engage an Agent
- Start Locally
- Create a Social Media Platform
- Look for auditions
It’s the actors who are prepared to make fools of themselves who are usually the ones who come to mean something to the audience.Christian Bale
Interested in becoming an actor? If so, one of the first things that you must think about is how you will find auditions for acting which are the entry point in the acting scene. There are many ways in which you can secure an agent including hiring an agent to provide you with information on the latest in the industry and to book the auditions that fit your profile best. You could also work on looking for announcements in the media for companies that are looking for actors. Whichever method you choose, you will certainly land an acting opportunity so long as you put in the hours and hard work.
In this article, we shall discuss ways through which you can put yourself in a position to land different types of acting roles on TV.
Engage an Agent
An agent can be instrumental in your acting career. He helps you get into a good position where you can have a leading role by giving you the exposure, tips, and methods through which you can use to take your acting career to the next level. Finding an agent doesn’t have to be a complicated or difficult affair because you just need to ensure that you start small and in your local position.
Finding an agent starts with making conversations with your classmates, friends who have agents, and sharing your contact information with them so that word is out there that you are in the search for an agent. You could also find a local group of actors and request them to share information pertaining to an agent with you at the local level. You will probably get advice on the best way to put yourself in a position where you will get contacted by an agent.
Also, you may need a recommendation for you to get a professional talent agent which may require you to have worked on a resume showing your skills, past engagements, and career path that you wish to pursue on the acting scene. You will also need to have someone who knows you well to throw in a good word for you to be considered in the agency. Like the other sectors and professions, being familiar with the people who call the shots in the industry goes a long way in helping your career move on to the next level up.
The acting industry is in almost every town across the world because it is an art that is enjoyed by many people. However, there are certain cities where the major world’s stars and major movies are put together. Cities such as London, Los Angeles, Chicago, and the like are the epicenters of the acting world. The world’s renowned directors, producers, and actors reside in these cities and ultimately it is the dream of every actor to work in either of these cities.
To gain a footing in the sector, look for local acting programs in your hometown to build your profile and experience. You could also look for opportunities in doing commercials and plays at the local level to build on your profile. If these arrangements do not pay much, you should not worry much because the goal is not to get paid but rather to get the exposure and experience that is integral for your success on the big stage.
Keep in mind that the idea Is for you to take advantage of any acting opportunity that comes your way and to do it in a serious way be it a film, documentary, or nature shooting. You should take up any role that helps you build your experience, reputation, and resume. You can share your acting videos on social media also because it has become a new way through which content can be shared and viewed by other people including the who is who in the acting industry. Talent managers are always looking out for the next big star in the industry and you never know how they will end up getting to see your contact.
Create a Social Media Platform
Social media is the new way to market products and services. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and other social media platforms can offer you a chance for the world to know you and what you have to offer. They are free to use and all that you need to do is share your content on your profile and other people will be in a position to view what you have to offer to the world.
Ensure that you have a niche of what you want to share on the social media pages and it should be the area where you are good. If you post content that you are good at, you can be sure that it is enough to pursue talent agents and casting directors to take note and contact you for further engagements. Also, you can send your videos to recruiters for them to see what you have to offer. This ensures that talent managers in other countries can notice the content you can produce and they can also reach out to you.
Look for auditions
To land different roles on TV, auditions offer you the best chance to land them because their first step will always be getting to seeking actors through auditions. You should ensure that you have done some research regarding each audition role you have applied for. Write everything down including the possible approaches that you can put in place. In essence plan of time every time you make an application for an audition because you need to give each call up your best shot.
Once you land an audition, give it your best shot as much as possible even if it is for a small role in the acting scene. Each role is important and you can start in a small way and work your way up the industry by putting emphasis on small and insignificant roles.
RELATED ACTORS RESOURCES
QUALITIES OF A GOOD ACTOR – PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS THAT MAKE GREAT ACTORS
ACTING EXTRAS – HOW DO I BECOME AN EXTRA?
HOW TO ACT IN FRONT OF CAMERA
WILL I MAKE IT AS AN ACTOR – THINGS YOU MUST DO
ACTING COACH – DO ACTORS HAVE ACTING COACHES?
THINGS ACTORS SHOULD DO EVERYDAY – 7 DAILY THINGS YOU SHOULD DO TO SUCCEED
PERCENTAGE OF ACTORS THAT MAKE IT – ITS LESS THAN YOU THINK
ACTING BASICS – RULES THAT EVERY ACTOR SHOULD KNOW