Monday, September 14, 2009
Over and over an over again
It just never stops. Everyday I read questions from young people who say they want to be an actor and do I know an agent who isn't a scam and how do they get started? These questions point to the appalling lack of information about acting in the public schools and to the equally appalling amount of misinformation that is being given these young people. You don't start an acting career with an agent, you wind up with an agent if and when you have something they can market and make money from. Scams make money from you just wanting to be an actor. And they do not help. The first thing anyone who wants to be an actor must do is to provide evidence that they can act and act very well. They do this by creating a resume of roles they have played in amateur theatre such as at school or in the community. Once they have done that, they might seek the help of their parents or someone like myself to see where to go next. But there is no where next to go if the aspiring actor does not have an impressive resume. You wanna be an actor? Prove you can act is #1.