Getting The Job
Improving Your Craft
Enjoying Your Art
Once you’ve decided to put your heart and soul into a performing arts career the hard part starts… finding work. Most actors and singers will be hard pressed to get into the flow when first starting out and will have to endure plenty of menial side jobs while waiting for their big break. However, it is during this time that you can get started on the leg work of finding where and when open casting calls are and making arrangements to be there. Luckily there are plenty of resources for finding open auditions and with a polished resume and professional head shot in hand you’re on your way to taking a shot at stardom.
Even with the advances made by the internet and digital technology location is still of utmost importance to finding auditions and casting calls in show business. Like it or not the fact of the matter is most casting agents work out of New York City or Los Angeles and if you are serious about a career in entertainment you may want to give serious consideration to moving to one city or the other. Big, expensive and chaotic these Mecca’s of the entertainment world are not for the feint of heart and if you aren’t really dedicated to making it big be warned these massive cities have no sympathy for a struggling artist.
Still, with dedication, perseverance and a winning attitude you can survive these concrete jungles and make your name in show biz. Once you’ve settled in the game is on for finding and attending as many auditions and casting calls as possible. Use the internet to search for open
in your area. Many sites now exist that will have full listings of open auditions in and around New York and LA and once you’re tuned in to the right channels it’s just a matter of time before the right opportunity comes along.
The internet and trade publications are good ways of finding open casting calls and auditions but once you’ve started making the rounds learn how to network with other actors and professionals in the performing arts since they will be able to get you in touch with casting agents who have inside information on casting calls and auditions that won’t be publicized. Anyone can show up for an open casting call but only those on the inside get the scoop on career changing auditions. It may take some time and don’t expect people to simply offer up such information but the more casting calls you attend and the more people you meet the better your chances are of getting a gig on stage, in film or on TV.
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