When you want to succeed in acting more than anything, you’ll dive deep into whatever it takes to get there. It requires your full commitment as well as the investment of your time, your energy and dedication.
Are you ready to really rise up to the level of success you’re wanting?
The instructors at the New York Acting School for Film and Television, specialize in developing talented people in the ways necessary to succeed in their dreams at any size. One thing we’ve learned, is that in order to get paid and win in this industry, you have to stand out.
Know your road. What’s your favorite style of acting? What are you best at? And have you already determined stage, film or television? You can always branch out, but decide where you want to put the bulk of your effort.
Study the industry. You’ve got to become an expert on the acting and entertainment industry. Grab books and read blogs on the business of acting, subscribe to some youtube channels, talk to dozens of actors and meet with as many people in the industry as possible (directors, grips, stage managers, producers, agents, editors, etc.). Talk to people and ask them questions. As you learn, write notes and review them later.
Talk to the winners. It’s so good to interview a working actor who's career is where you’d like to have yours be one day have. Study their career road map well, and the knowledge will save you from unnecessary surprises and disappointments later on.
Be patient. There are so many actors out there wanting the same thing you want. And we don’t want you to be discouraged - rather sober and somewhat realistic. This isn't to discourage you, but to bring you into a reality that YOU succeed within, as long as you're seeing clearly.
Professional headshots. Headshots are your number one advertisement which means it's quality needs to be a priority. So don't go cheap here. I'm not saying you have to spend a fortune on them, but you do need to find a photographer who knows how to bring out your best qualities and features.
Take classes or study at a university with a good drama or performing arts program. If you'd like to get to the film and television industry, go take some classes at a location that specializes in those areas. In addition to acting, take courses in literature, psychology, history and philosophy. Creating a broad liberal arts
Always be networking. In every industry, networking plays a vital role in progress. Agents and directors work with those actors that they know, like, and trust. So meet everyone and make sure people know you. Earn their respect by always being professional and positive.
You’ll be as noticed as you choose to be. Don’t be arrogant or obnoxious - be humble, thankful and confident - and of course, driven. Keep to it and you’ll go far.
For more information, talk to us at the New York Acting School for Film and Television and let us know how we can help you succeed.