“Breaking Into the Industry”
MARCH 9TH WED 7PM
Class begins 7pm-10pm
Learn the ins and outs of the business side of acting.
Class size kept small for personalized questions.
INCLUDED: FREE RESUME CRITIQUE
I. Submitting yourself for roles ONLY AGENTS can see…WITHOUT an agent
II. YOU ARE A PRODUCT: the nuts and bolts of Headshots & Resumes (& how to save money but still get great shots)
1. Choosing a photographer, balancing cost and quality
2. The RIGHT questions to ask YOUR potential photographers
3. Types of looks, how many do you need, niche marketing
C. Business Cards: 1000 color for only $11!
D. Resumes: making them professional and letting them serve YOU
E. WHAT TYPES DO THEY SEE ME AS? Exercise
II. How do I sell myself and audition WITHOUT an agent or manager?
A. Need to make a profile on 3 specific sites
B. Other places to put your resume, reels, etc. for free/cheap self promotion
III. Agents/ Managers
A. RED FLAGS: When you need to BEWARE (their JOB is to sell, so don’t get swindled!)
B. What resources can I use to gauge an agencies’ reputability?
C. How do I make the most of my blind submissions?
D. Cover Letter/References/ Letters of Recommendation
E. Narrowing down list to submit to
F. Managers: should I get one?
G. Commercial vs. Theatrical vs. Across-the-Board: what is for me?
H. Are showcases actually helpful and what can they do for me in getting representation?
I. Choosing the Right one for YOU
J. “What they are looking for” AT the meeting
IV. Interning w/ Casting Directors/Agents
V. What other industry showcases are great for exposure? (for television networks, Scene Bites, University, etc.)
VI. Should I join the unions?
A. Ways to join the professional actors unions
B. SHOULD I join the union(s)?
VII. Casting: Demystifying the Process
A. Steps casting offices take when submitting breakdowns
B. Pre-Reads, Call Backs, and Producer Sessions
C. Pilot Season
VIII. Classes Best Fit for Me & Why auditioning too early could do serious damage to your career
IX. Networking Tips: Getting the most out of student films, particular casting director workshops, etc.
X. Expenses You May Not have Budgeted For
XI. Flexible Jobs that Can Support Your Acting Career
XII. The Four-Year Plan: Keeping yourself on the track to success
XIII. Helpful Actor Resources/ Periodicals to Frequently Check
To sign up for this workshop please call 310-392-0815