Am i doing something wrong??

  • John Solomon


    I Have been acting and training seriously since 2009 and have been trying to learn as much as i can along the way. Due to circumstances i have been unable to attend full time drama school but trained where i could, when i could.

    Trying to go down other avenues, i started to do student films for footage and got involved in a production company. The courses i attended were really good and helpful. I then went about securing an agent and getting professional work.

    I have had some success but not able to let go of my old career and take the plunge.

    I am nudging my agent and applying for work myself, all the time but do not get much interest!

    In my applications, i only say a short bit about myself, my availability and what I've been up to recently.

    Am i doing something wrong?

    Am i applyng for the wrong kind of work?

    Or is it my lack of experience?

    Please help!

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  • Sean Ruttledge


    It's a numbers game, keep throwing stuff at the walls, some of it will stick


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  • Melissa Sirol


    Thank you John for asking this question.

    Thank you Emma and everyone for the Good & Precious Advice.

    You rock

    • 1st Dec 2014
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  • User Deleted

    This profile has been archived

    For those who have been so lovely about my post - thank you.

    Raise others and in turn you will raise yourself.


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  • Kate Austen


    A helpful tip I learnt recently from an Actors Centre workshop was, contrary to popular belief, to have a showreel that markets one side of you. The type of 'character' you play best. We all want to show that we are versatile but I think if we are professional actors that's a given. If you market one particular angle, for example I naturally play more edgy characters, no nonsense ballsy types and thats why my headshot replicates that. If my showreel (which is still coming together) also shows that, then you are marketing yourself as one whole package. This then easy for CD's or other potential employers to look at you and say 'wow they sell ????? really well'.

    I'm posting this as this was something I hadn't been aware of and thanks to awesome classes at the Actors Centre about branding as an actor it has made me so much more aware of what I am able and trying to sell.

    I hope that helps.


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  • Sue Parker-Nutley


    With regards to the show reel comment by Kate, I have several reels. One is a normal, composite reel; one drama, one comedy and one corporate. I just attach or send the appropriate one for the job.


    • 8th Dec 2014
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