If you are like many people who once or more envied actors and actresses in the movies and TV shows, then probably you also a desire become one of them. Acting is actually a serious business, or should I say career, where you have to build a strong foundation from the bottom and go higher up and up – unless of course your family member is a celebrity or the one who is making the movies. Every year thousands and thousands of people trying out for acting in a movie clip, a tv ad, or even a broadway show, but only few hundreds get the real role – and often time those roles are not even the leading role; those are just background back ups. And that’s if you get lucky. So as you, it is no to joke to try out an acting career; you have to passionate as well as patient.
So how do you start an acting career?
Ok we will list step by step method to get into acting and pursue it as a career. First you will have to start with the most basic – that is schooling. Take some acting classes. Almost all the local community colleges offer theater and performing arts course. Although it might look like a waste of time, you will have to remember that most of the time a paper saying you took the class does make a difference. Besides you will want to hone your acting skills before your present yourself before an agent or talent agency, which is the next step.
A talent agency: If you look around in the newspaper classifieds or web, you will notice so many talent agency that offer “auditions.” But really that’s not what you are looking for. You are looking for an agent who knows his or her works around the acting industry. You can also visit the talent agencies and look at their talents. See how many of the people who joined them made to the real industry. Some of the most well known ones are the one you should try to join. Beware, some of them do offer classes for fees. But I think it is worth it if the end result is a sure paid acting role somewhere. Most of them will also make you sign contract for a certain year so that they could be the middleman between you and the industry – they are basically your manager.