So you’re thinking of breaking into the fun and exciting world of movies, plays, and entertainment? Good for you! The first fundamental that you want to hone in is how your present yourself in your auditions. An audition is the equivalent of job interview and how you present yourself to the casting directors is your resume.
It is important to be prepared. Always make sure to speak clearly, confidently, and with authority. Let the casting crew know that you mean business but make sure to not come off as egotistical. You want to be vocal and always maintain eye-contact when talking to the casting directors and always make sure to let them know that you’re comfortable in your own skin. Don’t be afraid to try new things during your auditions and be willing to take constructive criticism. Many times these auditions last less than 5 minutes so it’s essential that you give the proper image of yourself to your potential employers.
Finding a Talent Agent
Now that we’ve cleared up your presentation, let’s talk about how to actually find auditions. One of the most important people available to you is your agent. There are tons of talent agencies out there with reasonable costs that can help you get your first step in the door for an audition. These agents are often aware of all the auditions going on in a particular town and can often get you auditions for casting calls that haven’t been made aware to the public yet. Finding the right agent can take you from an Average Joe to a Superstar if you find someone that flows with your personality. You relationship with your agent should be more of a friendship than a work relationship in order for it to be successful.
The Lone Wolf Approach
Many successful actors and actresses today have made it big in the business by simply being extremely diligent. This requires 100% effort on your end and needs a certain kind of personality to pull off. You must be aware of all auditions going on in your city and manage your time, money, and relationships every single day. Since you have no agent, you’ll be saving money and fees in the long run. However, if you’re the type of person that has trouble staying on task, the lone wolf approach may not be for you. Your success is measured entirely on will-power.