Is it hard to get an acting agent?

Is it hard to get an acting agent?

Is it hard to get an acting agent?

In short, yes. In fact, if you're aiming high, and are sitting at home with no professional credits, no formal training, and limited acting experience, it's nearly impossible.

What should I do to become an actor?

  • What You Should Do Read plays and books about acting. Take acting classes. Make friends with actors. Volunteer backstage. Become a movie extra. Watch actors work. AUDITION!

How to get into acting, even with no experience?

  • It's good to have talent, but you have to focus and forge that talent into skill. And by the way, taking an acting class doesn't have to cost you money. For example, find an acting studio and ask if you can volunteer in their office while you audit their classes. Make friends with actors. Acting is a community sport.

What's the best way to become a movie extra?

  • You already know everyone in the room! Become a movie extra. This is a great way to get your feet wet. (And put some cash in your pocket.) Watch actors work. Go watch the movies listed by the AFI (American Film Institute). These actors, living or dead, are the finest example of truthful acting EVER.

Is it out of your control to be an actor?

  • There are elements of being an actor that are out of your control, and having a successful career can be dependent on big spoonfuls of luck, but being a great actor means you meet these moments of luck head-on and smash it out of the park. So once your acing chops are well on the way you need to look at your acting toolkit: Headshot.

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