becoming an actor

Have you ever wanted to become an actor? Or perhaps you act as a hobby and you’d like to take it to the next level?

The articles here are for you. They cover the basics on how to get into the film industry and how to get on in the film industry.

We talk about the practical side of things: finding work, preparing your CV, getting an agent, and much, much more!

So, take a look around and if you like what you see… go for it!

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preparing your showreel

An Actor Showreel is pretty much essential if you want to find work. But while many actors have clips of their ...
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showreel basics

An Actor's Showreel is pretty much essential if you want to find work. It is your calling card and directors ...
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Making a self-tape.

self-taping an audition

These days more and more auditions/castings are self-taped. This means the actor films themself performing a scene and sends the ...
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what’s in a name?

Let’s talk a moment about your name. If you're new to acting then the chances are that you won’t have ...
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preparing your headshots

preparing your headshots

A headshot is a photograph which tells the casting director what you look like. Suppose the casting director (or cd ...
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how to read a casting notice - the basics

how to read a casting notice – the basics

Casting notices come in all shapes and sizes. There’s no set pattern and you’ll see everything from a detailed character ...
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how to annoy a casting director

how to annoy a casting director

For actors the CASTING DIRECTOR (or CD) is one of the most important people out there. The CD is the person ...
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when my location doesn’t match the casting location

There's a great job in Brussels. But you live in Athens. Should you apply or are you wasting your time ...
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Scam warning

Actors: Don’t Get Scammed!

This is a timely reminder to be careful you don't get caught in an acting scam! It's unfortunate; it's not ...
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Curriculum Vitae/Resume

how to write an acting CV which works

After your headshots and showreel, your CV (curriculum or resume) is the most important document you send a casting agent ...
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a beginner's guide to becoming an actor

a beginner’s guide to becoming an actor

Becoming an actor is easy.  This is all it takes... 1. Get Professional Headshots Then, make sure you have professional ...
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getting an acting agent

getting an acting agent

When you are first starting out as an actor, most jobs you get will be through word of mouth or ...
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