Its the end of the year and your agents and managers are on vacation. The whole business shuts down this time of year. Castings have slowed to a crawl.
Nothing much will happen now till the second week of January.
Whats an Actor to do at this time?
Just because the business has shut down for a month doesn’t mean you as an Actor can not work on a few things.
Take some time to evaluate how your year was. Did you get enough auditions? Did you book anything from those auditions?
Were your headshots working for you? Do you need to find a new acting coach? Etc etc.
“Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.” -Confucius
Use these few days wisely to set youself up for the upcoming “pilot” season. Once pilot season starts in January you want to have all your ducks in a row.
No one will have time for you during pilot season.
Here are some things you can do.
New Headshots if you need them.
Enough prints on hand for pilot season.
Update and print your resume.
Update your online casting sites.( LA Casting, Actors Access etc)
Update your website if you have one. If you do not have a website look into getting one started.
Get your postcards designed and ready to send out once you start auditioning.
Get your business cards designed and printed.
Update your reel.
So there are a bunch of things you can do as an Actor to get ready and hit pilot season hard once the new year starts.
“Before everything else, getting ready is the secret to success.” -Henry Ford
Happy Holidays and wishing you a great New Year.