This is a guest post by Gywn Gillis. Check out her website, The Actors Market!
RANDOM Choices = A RANDOM Career
“Random” –without an identifiable pattern, plan, system or connection,hit or miss…all over the place… slapdash, sloppy..ineffective.
Ever wonder why your career isn’t working? As Marketing Expert I see this
syndrome over and over…
“I need new head shots…oh, I’m waiting for that student clip for my demo reel…oooh- it’s so bad I can’t show it to an agent!…I guess I’ll take YET another class to meet that casting director…maybe they’ll hire me…or not… I should cut my hair…ok, I’ll pay to meet with a top agent…gee, that didn’t work out…why didn’t they call? They really LIKED ME. I’M SO TALENTED so why can’t I get in the door to audition for that TV series? I know I could do the role better than _____…I’ll
take another workshop…no, I’ll get new headshots…”
This list of RANDOM CHOICES goes on and on… “quick fixes” for a career that is going …nowhere, at least for the present.
Because you lack a PLAN and the guidance of a MENTOR to make your career more successful. Nobody can do this on their own or without a roadmap.
PILOT SEASON IS COMING UP ..thatmeans wherever you are in NY or LA there are more jobs, more offers, more contracts, more roles out there than ever before…are you MISSING OUT?
You are if you don’t have your ducks in a row. Here is a new strategy.
|STOP using pictures that don’t sell you, a demo reel that’s half
finished or full of roles written by students and very “artistic”
indie directors- (not in the mainstream of the REAL Prime Time
or Film markets).STOP taking classes hoping to meet that perfect industry Pro who
will hire you. ( exception: If they’re a good teacher and you NEED
what they are teaching, great!)
STOP paying to meet Agents in a 3-5 minute meeting- NO ONE in
1. Get advice from a Marketing expert and Make a plan
But here’s the trick. If you have an Expert in theroom when you make
I LOVE top Marketing guru’slike T. Harv Ekker and attending seminars
LAUGHTER. The entire room of intelligent people just LAUGH.
Even with guides it’s tough and only a tiny percentage of climbers in
So, why do you think you can climb the craggy peaks of the Hollywood
2. Get A Marketing Package Catered To You…not stuff that doesn’t work.
3. Get Personally Introduced To The Industry
If you have a coach who is teaching you how to write cover letters
So, Bottom line? Stop unnecessary spending- going and doing ..if it doesn’t work, SCRAPIT!
Focus, know your goals and write them out BUT do so with a Marketing expert in the room to advise you. Result? You’ll get to the summit!
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