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by Andrés in Television about January 27, 2014 closed - report

How to become an actor?

How do you get to be an actor for TV?

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    by Christian Hutcherson about January 27, 2014 Best answer

    I think I understand why you might think somene has to be rich to be on tv. And I think that would be were parents are trying to make their kids stars by producing Short films or Webseries. So theyre paying out money. The problem with that is this It does not make their kids a star and rarely is there enough exposure to be recognized after marketing fades. IF someone has the acting ability their talents will be picked at auditions by true entertainment Casting Directors.
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    • Christian Hutcherson
      by Christian Hutcherson
      January 27, 2014

      An Agent should NEVER charge a fee. Get inexpensive but good headshots (because as a kid you change a lot) put together a resume with your skills, parents contact info
      And ANY acting or classes/training you have and research submission policies for agenci...  more

    • Christian Hutcherson
      by Christian Hutcherson
      January 28, 2014

      If yo u want to be on actual Television them TAKE ADVICE FROM SOMEONE WHO'S ACTUALLY BEEN ON TELEVISION (They would Have the experience and knowledge). Webseries and Student films are good for someone just starting out trying to get better. If you have qu...  more

    •  Andrés
      by Andrés
      January 28, 2014

      Christian thank you also for answer very happy that actors have answered my question. :)

    •  Andrés
      by Andrés
      March 17, 2014

      Ok so Christian Hutcherson has lots of experience been on TV and Movies so yes best answer.

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    by $NavyBoy$ about February 2, 2014

    @Keesha, Yes that is a bit understandable that the wealthy Will Smith would put his untalented son in films he is associated with. It would not be as bad if the boy was not such a gawd awful actor. Sorry to be direct it is a habit.

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    • Keesha
      by Keesha
      February 6, 2014

      Ummm wateva hater, he has more talent than you do I can say that for sure. Show me what have you done?

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    by David Knoll about January 29, 2014

    Here is a funny web show I like about auditions call The Casting Room.

    My non-Canadian friends might not recognize all of the actors in the series but they are all a big deal here.

    Let me know what you think... I think it is hilarious. 

    http://thecastingroom.biz/

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    • Keesha
      by Keesha
      January 31, 2014

      Thanks :)

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    by Skater_TJ about January 28, 2014

    I think being an actor is very hard, I could not deal with getting rejected at tryouts.

    I think it also is a lot of not how good you are but who you know I can see you a more talented person losing to someone who happens to know someone who knows someone etc.

    I respect kids and teens in this biz not for me.

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    • Christian Hutcherson
      by Christian Hutcherson
      January 29, 2014

      It is a VERY COMPETATIVE business. And yes unfortunately Nepotism does happen fron time to time but that can happen in any line of work. You just have to work hard and be very determined!!

    • Rachel
      by Rachel
      January 29, 2014

      Yes like Jaden Smith getting handed roles with no auditions. I like Jaden but that is a classic case of Nepotism.

    • David Knoll
      by David Knoll
      January 29, 2014

      You get used to the rejection. I did not like it at first but now I audition and forget it! Makes it easier that way :-) I book like 1 out of 15 auditions.... maybe???

    • Keesha
      by Keesha
      January 31, 2014

      Yadadadada Jaden Smith this and Jaden Smith that, it is his father what father would not try to help his son? stop ya hatin

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    by David Knoll about January 28, 2014

    I started by taking lessons when I was 6 at a local after school acting school - it was not expensive. I watched other kid actors and studied them. Volunteer to act in student films at colleges and universities - you can find lots of opportunities on sites like www.mady.com THIS is a fantastic way to get experience and clips for a demo reel.

    Get a video camera and find short scripts and monologues on the internet and practice them - get a friend to read the other parts for you - on camera. Watch, make notes and change your performance.

    Get involved in school plays or local community theatre groups. 

    With some experience and some clips, go out and look for an agent who can help steer your career.

    Most of all ... have fun! 

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    • David Knoll
      by David Knoll
      January 28, 2014

      Sorry for typos the website above is www.mandy.com

    •  Andrés
      by Andrés
      January 28, 2014

      David thank you for answer, I am happy that an actor took time to tell me. :) I live in Costa Rica so no acting here I was curious.

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    by Sofine about January 28, 2014

    I would only be an actor if I am in the mal and a director casying a movie see me and said THERE he is that is the look I need. lol fantasy

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    • Oпікун
      by Oпікун
      January 28, 2014

      I have heard that has happened before. just luck. lol

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    by Christian Hutcherson about January 27, 2014

    No most schools have drama or acting classes. Or theres always community theater if someone cant afford acting classes. If nothing else just act out scenes with a friend or by yourself in front of a mirror
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    • SusanO
      by SusanO
      September 24, 2014

      Thank you Christian a bit late but thanks.

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    by joseP about January 27, 2014

    I think go to a school to learn it and you must be rich.

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