Breaking Into The Acting Industry
Making your way into the acting and film industry is unfortunately not as easy as it may have been in the past. Of course , there have been and will continue to be many bright young and old actors that go on to perform in Hollywood and Broadway. However unfortunately the harsh reality of the industry at the moment is that the chances of this are extremely slim. There are hundreds of thousands of actors across the UK who often juggle several part time jobs at a time in order to keep themselves afloat when they cannot get acting work.
Why Is Acting So Competitive
This is a question that has been asked by many generations but the reasons come from a number of different factors. Films and theatre productions often inspire people to try acting. Often people enjoy acting and wish to pursue a career but there are of course a wide range of obstacles that stand in peoples way of pursuing this.
One of the main obstacles to people pursuing an acting career is discrimination and favouritism within the acting industry, unfortunately within Hollywood and other acting spheres people are often chosen to perform in roles because of who they know and how much money they have rather than their acting ability. Furthermore a lot of the main famous and successful actors within the Hollywood bubble have been sent to prestigious acting schools which are expensive to study at.
Within the UK another reason for the competitive nature of the acting industry is that their simply is not enough acting work to around all the available actors throughout the country. Acting jobs and roles are often based around theatre productions or tv series which typically take a few months to film. Some actors even find themselves out of work again having been cast in a popular tv series. An example of this is the popular online tv series game of thrones. Game of thrones was shown for several years and lasted a number of seasons. However after the series ended several actors became disorientated and upset about the series ending not knowing what the future will hold for them in terms of other roles.
What Can Be Done To Change This
In order to change these circumstances actors as individuals can do a variety of different things so that they can become more successful throughout their acting careers. One of the best things an actor can do looking to make a break in the industry is use the help of an agent. An agent can