What an interesting career you have chosen! An actor for hire. Or, more appropriately, a character for hire, for stories. No matter how you look at it, a professional actor has to learn to deal with rejection.
Opportunities are a rare thing in this business, and they tend to show up when you least expect it. That’s why you need to be prepared. You have to be the best actor you can be so you can take advantage of unexpected chances.
Demo Reels are an integral marketing tool for an actor. For those who see hundreds of Demo Reels in their daily lives, the difference between bringing the actor in or forgetting them entirely depends on how well your Demo Reel speaks for you.
When an actor/actress receives a callback, it means that their performance in the initial audition was spot-on. There are many things that are out of your control, but you’ve come this far, so enjoy it and be prepared!
Some of the best acting training happens on the stage, but it’s film and TV work that can keep an actor’s career diverse. Switching between mediums, however, can prove a daunting task for those who have never been on a set. Preparation is imperative to delivering the best performance for the camera.