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How to Become an Actor

Explore Talent| March 10, 2015

Before you are able to make a name for yourself as an actor in the entertainment industry, you must have an idea about the world you are about to enter. However, this doesn’t mean that you have to undergo formal education or training. As long as you are well aware about the nature of the acting profession, there is no way you won’t be able to start this career.

If you have always thought of becoming an actor, below are some helpful steps for you:

1. Join ExploreTalent.

If you are interested in pursuing a more significant career in film or in television, it is a good idea to join ExploreTalent. With them, you can easily find opportunities and be guided on what roles are suited for you. Also, you will be able to build a strong network and be in the loop for the latest casting calls and auditions in your area. If you wish to create a free ExploreTalent profile, click here.

2. Set up a goal.

No matter what type of acting career you wish to pursue, whether it is in theater or film, you have to set up a realistic goal. You need to decide on your type and determine which specific roles you do best. By doing so, you will be able to target the auditions that are suited for your talents and abilities.

3. Find and apply to casting calls and auditions.

An audition or a casting call is the first step to landing your dream role. During this stage, your abilities, talents and skills are put to a test. Through these auditions, casting directors will start to recognize you. Eventually, they will consider you for future roles.

If you want to get famous instantly, you need to find large-scale auditions that accept newcomers in the industry. But how do you find these acting auditions? Normally, these are posted on the website of a casting agency, the website of an upcoming film or TV production, or in talent resource sites.

4. Be ready at all times.

When you are called in for an audition, you have to be prepared. You have to come with your headshot and resume as this shows a sense of professionalism. Also, you have to be familiar with the scene and memorize your monologue. But remember, you only have one shot, so make it your best performance and prove to them you have what it takes to become a star.

5. Hone your talent and skills.

Acting is a business, so you need to adapt to changes and continuously hone your talents and skills to stay in the industry much longer. These can be done by attending short-term or long-term acting courses or enrolling in formal acting schools. Doing so will not just improve your skills, but also help you land the role you’ve been dreaming of.

 Acting is an extremely competitive field. And you will never make it big if you are not willing to invest time and undergo training. As long as you have passion, patience and dedication in your career as an actor, success will definitely happen.

If you are looking for movie auditions and casting calls, visit ExploreTalent.com and sign up. They will help you find your dream job.

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