Monday, May 6, 2013

Actors and models, how to handle success and rejection

Actors  and models, when you go out or submit for a lot of auditions whether you get booked or not casting directors, clients and agents really respect and admire you. We want you to continually try hard and audition as often as possible.  It shows you are serious and eager!

If you are a model or actor that is not fortunate enough to book a job that you have auditioned for or submitted your photo or resume, it can be extremely disappointing.  Rest assured a good agent and client realizes you are a valuable commodity to our industry. Believe it or not a busy agent's biggest problem and also paying clients, is finding really good talent that fit exactly what they are looking for on the particular job they need to book.  

I truly believe that many of the actors and models that are not successful , feel like it's a waste of time to go out on an audition if they've been turned down a few times and not booked.  The reality is you need to just keep trying; you may have been extremely close to picking up one or more of the jobs you audition for but ultimately did not get that particular job. If you walk into the next new audition with the same excitement and enthusiasm you did on your first audition, chances are you will be the lucky one booked  sooner than  later


Once you are booked often what happens next is that client may book you over and over again because you have proven you are easy to work with and good at what you do. The next time you go out on a job other clients will see new fresh things on your resume leading to better opportunities and jobs for you. You will become better at what you do if you learn from each job.

 For talent agents, the person that continually submits for jobs, are always fresh ion their mind and we know they are eager and available to work.  Even though we don't have the final decision on whether you are booked for the job or not we know your chances will continually increase and you will get cast.
There usually is no middle ground in the acting and modeling industry, you are either booked or picked for the job making you feel like you're on top of the world!  You could make $300, $500, $1000 or more than $5000 for one job. Now everyone wants to be your friend and tell you how great you are. On the other side you can go on an audition and not be the lucky one chosen. Now you feel like you are a loser.  Though it's hard to understand this when you try so hard and fail, you have to look at it this way. You're probably not a loser and when you book a big job that doesn’t make you a star. You just never know when the next big booking will come that is why you need to be in it for the long haul if you enjoy it.

One thing I know for sure, the model or actor who continues to work hard at their craft, and who is in it for the long run, will substantially improve not only their skill level, but their ability to booked jobs.   The consistent hard working talent can make a fantastic part time or maybe even full-time career. Which one will you be?
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