So you’ve moved to L.A. and now it’s time to implement phase two of the plan: get discovered by some chance occurrence while serving a big time director his or her organic fruit smoothee with all natural granola at your unavoidable “day job.” Simple, right? My advice to you: put down the apron and pick up a walkie talkie. If you’re going to work some BS job it might as well be in the same ballpark of the sport you’d like to play.
The truth is that the stakes are extremely high and the competition is ever present in this business. The long shot discovery is an urban legend. Careers aren’t made overnight; they take years sometimes decades of constant dedication and drive. Talent, sure. But everyone’s talented here- don’t you watch Idol? Yes, if you have a serving job you get tips and your schedule is open for “auditions.” But why let someone else be in control of your own destiny? Not saying agents are a bad thing, but sometimes it’s an excuse for complacency. I have an agent and I still bust my butt to get my own work, and a lot of my acting jobs have come from working in the film industry. I know that must sound completely nuts… Read More