#TipTuesday is a series Max Agency — one of the top Toronto talent agencies — will be doing every week where we share helpful tips for the industry! This could be tips on auditions, bookings, beauty, fashion and more!
This week’s tip are on How to Become an Actor with Zero Experience:
1. Get involved with local projects to gain experience.
The first thing to do when you have no experience is to start getting it in whatever ways you can. That could be acting for your local theatre, joining drama clubs, working on low budget projects like student films. You should be open to everything you can. Big cities have more opportunities but even smaller towns should have at least a few programs to get you started!
2. Work on your special skills.
It’s always useful to have special skills to give you more of a chance for certain roles. This could include dancing, sports, musical abilities, martial arts and much more! If you don’t have any special skills or talents, try developing some! Some roles specifically look for talent who can also do a special skill so they are great things to have. For example, a commercial for a sports apparel brand may want an actor who knows how to play hockey!
3. Join an agency.
Signing with an agency is great for new comers to the industry because most agencies will take the time to develop you. For example, Max Agency pays for your acting classes to ensure you are prepared for when you start auditioning! As industry professionals, they will also be the best people to give you advice and connect you will the leading casting directors and clients who they already have working relationships with.
To apply to join Max Agency, visit the link: http://www.maxagency.com/application.php
Networking in person and online is super important, especially if you opt to not sign with an agent. In that case you must create a brand for yourself and start connecting with other people in the field. Develop your social media channels, and attend events where you can mingle with others in the industry. Use that charisma and it could land you a gig!
5. Be patient.
As a newcomer to the acting world, you most likely will have to wait a while to have success. Do not take the rejections personally, as there are so many people trying out for the same roles you are. The perfect role for you will come along eventually! Don’t give up right away, if this is your true passion you’ll have to work hard and be consistent!
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