How To Become a Professional Actor [CastingFrontier.Com Exclusive]

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I’ll never forget the eye-opening moment when I was asked by an agent whether or not I wanted to be an actor. I was crushed, and shocked; after all, this was years in to my ‘career’ (or what I thought was my career) and I was being asked this by my agent. I couldn’t comprehend how my bookings, my time and my commitment could be viewed by anyone else as something different than what I thought they were, which was me actively working towards acting as a profession. Difficult as it was to have that question asked, it has changed my perspective. It has made me realize that there is a national industry standard, and that I maybe wasn’t playing my cards right.


I now look at things differently. I learned to judge my work from the viewpoint of someone who would want to hire me; it was a game changer.  Read more

Actors: Not Working?

So often I find myself scrolling my Facebook or Instagram feed and catching post after post from exuberant actor friends joyfully relaying casting news and updates on their careers. You only hear the good stuff, naturally- because no one wants to share that they are in a dry spell! If you are in a dry spell, however, all of the constant reminders that others in your industry are working while you are not can get you down. This post is to address those times, and to remind you- we all have them!

Down season, dry spell- however you want to refer to it, it is a common element in an actors life. I’d like to share with you a couple tips and tricks that I use personally to overcome times like these. Please keep in mind that these apply only after you have had current and formal acting training, an updated and recent head shot and proper active media visibility online. Those things are paramount, so take a look at all of them first and make sure you are fully ready to  move onto my tips below! Read more