HOW TO USE SOCIAL MEDIA TO GET AUDITIONS

43 copySocial networking is a big part of business marketing these days and since your acting career is a business, you should consider social networking as a helpful and effective tool as well.  As I discussed in an earlier post, I’m not a fan of setting up your own Facebook page or website, but you can definitely use them to help you in other ways. Read More

4 things you need to do to book more acting gigs (and 5 you should NEVER do!)

Old-fashioned networking

One of the things that can be quite daunting as a young actor is the sense of isolation.  If you have friends or family in the industry, or if you’re studying, you may not feel it, but to some extent it’s common to feel like you are alone in your pursuit.  This is partly due to the fact that actors are set up in competition against each other every time they meet – auditions, classes, even social events can feel like a race to impress other people in the industry.  At other times you may feel like the only person in the room with ambition.  It’s hard to feel like you have an ally, and it’s hard to know who to ask for help – but you will need help at some time or other.

The primary reason I started this blog was to create somewhere for you to go for help, but you will probably have more questions than I can answer here.  Feel free to comment and I will do my best to answer, but ideally you’ll probably want a mentor of your own.  You need someone you trust who has been working in the industry a while and understands its ups and downs.  But how do you find someone when you’ve just started out and the only people you’ve met are lawyers who like to do community theatre in their spare time?

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