For those of you who have been able to finally (or easily) snag an agent/manager that you had good vibes with, congrats! Most of you are thinking the hard part is now over and all you have to do is get auditions, be the best, book something, and then you’re good.
Ahhhhhhhh if only it were that easy. While you can be lucky and start getting auditions right away, most of us will not be in that fortunate position. A good number of us will be twiddling our thumbs, wondering why auditions aren’t coming our way.
So what can you do in the meantime to not only help your agents/managers but yourselves?
(And we’re going with the position that your agents/managers are not evil cruel people ignoring you and not submitting you. More often than not, they are working hard to submit & pitch you.) Here are the following things that I do to keep myself busy…you may have your own but at the very least, I hope this provides an idea of what I do so that I never feel like I’m waiting for something to happen. If I’m missing anything, please feel free to chime in 😀
Continue reading I have an agent/manager! (…now what?)
To start this entry off, let’s be absolutely clear in saying that being an actor in Hollywood is EXTREMELY DIFFICULT, regardless of one’s race, gender, or sexual preference. I want to get this off before we go into what I’m about to say next. So far, so good?
Okay good. Let’s begin.
Continue reading The Status of Asians in Hollywood
Not too long after I posted the entry about casting director workshops and how to best utilize them, I got immediate criticism, mainly from casting director Billy DaMota and others who insisted that these workshops are a waste of time & money, and worst of all, they are a scam that rips off actors (Billy also went on to nitpick my resume and asked why I have 6 co-stars on it from network TV shows). So for today’s entry, let’s look from the perspective of why casting director workshops are not ideal and if there are any POSSIBLE solutions I can theorize if casting director workshops were to be banned forever.
I must stress here that I am a supporter of casting director workshops but I also see a lot of problems with it and see where people can get disgruntled about it. So here we go!
Continue reading Casting director workshops! (The Nay Version)