how-to-succeed-with-self-tape-auditions

How to succeed with self-tape auditions

Self-tapes are a blessing yet they come with their own set of problems for actors, mainly technical and over-analysing performances (which can be self-tape killers). Self-tapes are the next step after seeing your headshot, so it’s crucial that you get it right, as everything you do is a reflection of yourself and your brand.   Having…

When to quit your day job

When to quit your day job

Knowing when and if you should quit your day job is one of many things that runs through the minds of actors. As I was training some actors this weekend the question around quitting the day job cropped up. I realised that not only would this actor be worrying, but loads more of you would be too.…

How to build a sterling reputatiom

How to build a sterling reputation

There are two things that are crucial to your success which will determine how far your career will go. The first thing is talent. Presuming you have or are training and have talent, the second is just as important and compliments this. I should throw in at this point that the value of training is so much more…

5 career killers to avoid

5 career killers to avoid

An acting career isn’t made over night. It can take years upon years of graft, fine tuning your skills and leveling up to get that “overnight success” you want, yet it can take only one seemingly small *thing* to derail your acting career for good and find yourself permanently stuck, heading for a lifetime of jobs…

How to connect to the character

When to quit your acting dreams

When to quit your acting dreams is one of the biggest worries for most actors, ignited by the fear of not being able to pay the bills, not being good enough, of wasting your time, of listening to the opinions of others, from countless rejections to seeing your friends settling down and buying nice houses and…

Budgeting on an actors income

Budgeting on an actors income

In 2014 the average annual UK income was £27,000. Can you honestly say as an actor that you earn £27,000 per year, each year from acting alone? Of course not! If figures are still true, at any one time, 97% of actors are unemployed. If we go on the national minimum wage (£7.20 in the…

Why most aspiring actors never make it

Why most aspiring actors never make it

I was recently speaking with some actors about why they thought most aspiring actors don’t achieve their dreams. These actors agreed that finding work was the big issue. Whilst I absolutely agree that finding and sustaining work to pays the bills can be very difficult, it goes a little deeper as to why most aspiring actors never…