End of Year

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.

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As actors you have one opportunity to make a first impression. It is a lot like online dating. If you send out a picture that is great but doesn't look like you, your date (casting) is gonna be disappointed. You won't get a second chance. But if you are able to capture your personality and the strongest aspects of your talents in that one frame, you'll find that there are a lot of people out there looking for someone just like you. SO, this blog is dedicated to getting you more dates, or rather auditions. We leave your actual dating life up to you. With over 30 years of experience in the photography and headshot business, I will keep you posted on the business of acting with an emphasis on photos.

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