I’m sorry I’ve been a bit absent from the blog.
I am focusing on the sequel to “ACTING…It’s Not For Sissies” as well as completing a few screenplay projects.
Writing can be a bit isolating (and sedentary! ) however I am truly enjoying taking this time to focus on my own personal writing goals.
So, pilot season is over. What are you up to?
I talk about Pilot Season in my book and the anxiety that goes along with it.
Actors are consistently second-guessing themselves wondering if they’re doing enough.
Well, now that the season is over and things have slowed a bit…now what?
I also talk about this in my book in the Keep Yourselves Busy chapter.
The possibilities are endless.
This is that time to do some SPRING CLEANING.
-Go through your ONLINE PROFILES (Actor’s Access, LAcasting, etc) and be sure everything is up-to-date and accurate
-Go through those HEADSHOTS; Take some down, upload some new ones. The #1 reason you’re not being called in is your headshot! (hopefully your manager and/or agent includes that submitted photo w/ your audition info so you know which ones are working. If they’re not, it’s a good suggestion).
-Although they’re not used as frequently as before, please do an inventory of your HARD-COPY headshots and see if you need to place an order
-Missing some work for your REEL? Contact those productions again to get your scene(s). Accessing TV episodes is simpler now because most of it is accessible online and you can do that yourself. Getting your scene(s) for a film can be a challenge. There’s only so much you can do. Trust me, there are projects I worked on that I never saw the end result.
-How is your RESUME looking? I’m referring to the printable copy as well as the resume on your online profiles. Clean it up! Make it pop! Be sure new credits & training are added and look at your formatting to be sure it’s as eye-pleasing as possible.
-AUDIT some new acting classes & workshops
Improv, Cold Reading Workshops, Acting For The Camera, Sitcom
-Do you need NEW HEADSHOTS? Do your homework, find a new photographer and schedule that session ASAP. (more info in my book under Headshots chapter)
-Are you still carrying that holiday weight? Get your FITNESS plan in gear!
-Need a NEW AGENT? At the end of pilot season, some agencies will begin to drop talent, so you may have to start that search for a new agency. This is the time to do it!
Or even if you weren’t dropped and you have decided it’s time to make a change, please read my book about agents. Do not leave until you have a new agent.
That should keep you pretty occupied and most importantly in a constructive fashion.
And before you know it, the Fall TV season will begin!