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How Do I Become an Actor/Actress?

The entertainment industry is considered the most unique industry in the world. There is not one certain route to success. In fact, if you ask 100 successful movie stars, "how did you become successful?" they will all possess different responses. Over a million people come to Hollywood from around the world each year with dreams of becoming a star. Therefore, the route to success in the entertainment business is quite ambiguous....everyone possess their own journey. 

To become a professional actor you need the following:

1. Professional photos (headshots)

2. Professional resume

3. Access to legitimate auditions 

4. Online website

5. Professional Demo Reel 

6. Representation (Agents/Managers)

7. Professional Training ( "A real actor never stops learning" ~ Anonymous)

8. Essential Knowledge of the Business, Structure of the Union SAG/AFTRA, AEA, The Canadian Guild.



How Do I Become a Model?

The business of modeling is subjective. Your success is based on others' opinion of you. Therefore, in this industry it is imperative to have "thick skin." Unfortunately, there are certain statistics are necessary for particular areas of modeling. For example, if you wish to become a runway model, you must be at least 5'7", and maintain a slender weight. However, there are modeling opportunities for men and women of all shapes and sizes, especially for commercials, commercial print, and editorial work. In the present day, fashion designers focus more on the health of the model than the weight. 

To become a professional model you need the following:

1. Professional photos (headshots), comp cards, 

2. Professional resume

3. Access to legitimate auditions and "go-sees" 

4. Online website

5. Professional Modeling Book (inclusive of different looks)

6. Representation (Agents/Managers)

7. Professional Training (Models must be comfortable on the runway. They also must possess hosting abilities to promote the product or company they are modeling for. At any moment, a reporter can "put you on the spot" to test you to see if you can interact.)