To become a successful actor, you need to have a passion for the craft.Â Not only passion but great patience is required for getting a good break. The career as an actor is very rewarding but at the same time getting a chance is very difficult in this competitive world. One need to be very committed to the profession and also should have a great fortitude.Â Given below are a few steps for the process of becoming an actor.
At first you have to decide what type of actor you want to be. There are two in the category, one is professional acting that is acting in films and serials and another is amateur . So you have to decide on the genre of acting and thus proceed accordingly.
You should relocate yourself to some metropolitan cities like New York or Los Angeles where the film culture is incorporated to a great extent. Then gradually with the expertise you can look for other cities that has major film communities.
The next very important thing is that you should enroll for acting classes at any good professional institute. If you don’t have any idea of the institutes ask some experience people related to this area. Great actors have always been to some film institutes or other.Â Try to get a headshot by reviewing some good guides.
Try to jot down each and every work you have done in your resume. As your experience increases,Â drop some of the irrelevant work experiences form the resume, like school plays road plays etc. Your resume should be well updated.
Try to send your headshot and resume to all the directors and agents in your area. You should have a follow up of 4 to 6 months of the letters to them in updated format. You should always give a cover letter with those resumes.
Always try to visit film seminars and industry parties where you can meet some of the eminent film personalities and have a chat with them,Â these parties and events are very important for your career. Try to read some film magazines and newspapers where you will get information about the venue of these seminars.