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What Challenges Do Young Actors Face And How Is The Acting World Changing?

Young actors across the world face a range of different issues and this is having a significant influence on peoples decisions as to whether to continue this career path or not or go into a totally different career path altogether. This article will look at the overall challenges that are being faced by new actors and what they are having to do in order to overcome them.

Competition

One of the biggest factors that can be considered overall in terms of issues actors face is competition. Competition is a significant factor and has been for many years as acting is a very competitive industry. It is not uncommon for recruiters for acting posts to have hundreds of applicants at a time due to the numbers of actors out of work overall.

One of the main reasons for so much competition within the industry is the number of films and popular TV series that have inspired people to become actors overall. It is not uncommon for actors to be unemployed either , in fact most actors have several jobs outside of acting in order to tide them over until they land a big role such as in an advertisement or alternatively in a film/ movie.

Financial Pressures

Financial pressures are very big factors to take into account that are affecting young actors overall. Many young as well as old actors face steep fees in order to train as an actor at university or college. In addition to this they often need to take on more than one part time role in order to pay off bills and afford rent.

Acting is by no means an easy profession to take on as financial uncertainty until you have “made it” has always been a factor in many actors lives overall. Although having said this even some high profile actors have admitted that between films or tv series they have had to take on a regular part time job.

Rapidly Changing Environment

Another factor that is often being taken into account is a rapidly changing environment overall. Within the acting and media world there has been significant change in overall attitudes to actors as well as what they are portraying overall.

This means that actors need to be more flexible with how they interpret scripts as well as the way they act overall. A recent film which has sparked much debate across the world and caused a mini media storm is joker. In this film joaquin phoenix stars as the villain joker.

This film has stoked controversy due to what some believe to be graphic violence as well as incitement to commit copycat attacks as well as perpetuating mental health stereotypes. This film caused mixed reviews and divided critics and is a perfect example of why some directors as well as actors need to be aware of the media criticism and magnifying glass that they could come under after the film has been released.

Overall on the whole actors often face a wide number of challenges overall and need to be prepared to go over and above what they had expected to do in terms of working and gaining extra qualifications in order to make their way through an acting career. Doing this alongside making connections within the acting industry is the best overall way in which to make headway within the industry.

December 11, 2019     0 Comments   ,

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

September 27, 2019     0 Comments