Actor by Barbara A. Somervill

By Barbara A. Somervill

Find out what it takes to make it within the aggressive international appearing.

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LIFE & CAREER SKILLS Many people continue their education even after they have become successful at their jobs. Actors are no different. Even experienced actors go back to school. Many actors take master classes in stage fighting, movement, voice, and other important skills. These classes are not usually open to the public. Actors may have to audition for a place in a class, and serious actors always do their homework. CHAPTER TWO LEARNING TO PERFORM The best place to start an acting career is in school.

Advertising agencies hire actors to do commercials for television, radio, and the Internet. National commercials usually pay much better than local ones. Some commercials pay a set amount. Others pay the actors a small amount of money every time the commercial is shown. For a national commercial, that can add up to a big paycheck. LEARNING & INNOVATION SKILLS Teaching is one way for actors to earn a steady paycheck. High school, college, and drama school teachers all need college degrees. They train students for a future as professional actors.

Once you figure it out, you’ll be one step further on the path to becoming a successful actor. Actors need to be determined. “You need to get used to rejection,” says Kiley. ” Keep trying. You may be rejected for reasons that have nothing to do with your acting skills. Directors may want someone with a certain age, race, or height for a role. You cannot make yourself 6 inches taller or 30 years older. Have respect for the actors, directors, and technicians you work with. Show up for rehearsals on time.

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