Saturday, April 24, 2010
Why is there just a one in a million chance that I will become an actor?
Here's the problem. There are hundreds, maybe thousands of acting schools and college theatre and acting programs that are lying to their students that they are preparing them to be actors when there are no jobs for them. Tens of thousands of aspiring actors graduate from these schools every year. Do you think there are tens of thousands of acting jobs waiting them? Of course not. There are very,` very few jobs compared to their numbers. Then you add the hundreds of thousands of people like teens and preteens who have yet to enter the job market for actors but who want to do so. Do you think there are hundreds of thousands of jobs waiting for them? Of course not. There are so few jobs compared with the number of people who would like to have those jobs that it is a one in a million chance that anyone will actually ever even get a professional acting job, even a two word one. So what does someone do who wants to be an actor? They have to have more talent, more experience, good training, a better personality for the acting profession, better knowledge on how to become an actor,etc. Then, of course, they have to be lucky and be in the right place at the right time. Being all of the things I listed helps insure that. See my article on Networking for Success on my website at www. kenplonkeyacting.com