Your shortcut into the film industry without film school or acting school

What is your shortcut into the film industry without film school or acting school? The cost of film school is extremely high, and it may not get you the work you want. Top film schools and film making courses do some teaching in a classroom instead of a real set. You’ll spend a lot of money to start out in the same entry level job as others do without the degree. The  cost of going to film school can be as much as $100,000. Many people who go to film school wind up in debt. Four years is also a large chunk out of your life. Think about how old you’ll be four years from now. You can learn film making on set and get paid to learn. As a…

Want to work for the BBC? Want to make $1500 per day? Friends in Film baby!

Want to work for the BBC? Want to make $1500 per day? Friends in Film baby! The A-List Work Study Program shows a different way to get into the industry and learn while you’re on set. Don’t go into massive debt to get into the film industry. Most people who want to break into the film industry go to film school, going deep into debt. They don’t understand the reality of the business. The film industry runs on connections. When you start out, your resume or your technical skills often isn’t the most important thing. Everyone starts out as a production assistant, whether they went to film school or not. Film professionals usually want to get to know you first. They often want to know if you are good to…

More info: How a pandemic will change the industry (and why it might be good news for you)

Here is more info: How a pandemic will change the industry (and why it might be good news for you). The coronavirus pandemic has shuttered film production. From coast to coast to across the world, cameras are sitting idle and studios are closed. Don’t assume that nothing is happening, though. Think about all the stuff you’ve been watching at home. You can’t even live without entertainment. Most people look at uncertainty and get nervous. Uncertainty paralyzes people from taking action and doing. This pandemic has definitely thrown us into uncertain times. We are in a time of unique opportunity to launch your career. It is certain that filming will start up again. The signs are already there. Procedures are being put in place and plans to film are already being…

How to Get Film Jobs Without Looking Desperate

One of the top concerns beginners have when starting out in the film industry is how to get film jobs without looking desperate. They want something and they’re nervous about asking for it. It’s a common worry, one people could easily overcome. The main issue people have is that they are in their own heads, thinking about themselves. When we’re stuck in our heads, it affects our entire personality. We give off the wrong vibes, and that affects our relationships. In a business that thrives on relationships, we want to do everything to build the bonds that keep us working. We’ve all been beginners at some point, and most of us have had these concerns. We get stuck in our heads, worried about how we look and giving off the…

Why Auditioning Doesn’t Work

For those of you who want to be actors, the first step to success is to discover why auditioning doesn’t work. Using auditions is the traditional way, and that doesn’t work anymore. For example would you try to find your way into the industry via a traditional acting agency route? The film industry has changed a great deal. You need to do things in a way that others aren’t. The faster you learn how, the sooner you will be a regularly working actor. There are millions of actors out there, and way too many film schools and acting schools. Auditioning doesn’t work because the film industry is a relationship business. At an audition, you’re competing with hundreds of other actors, and going in cold. You can’t go in cold! Auditions…

How to Get Acting Roles Without Auditioning

How to get acting roles without auditioning is an insider secret. Many people ask if it’s really possible to get acting roles without auditions. Everyone does acting auditions. Everyone has an audition tape. It’s just the way it’s done – so everyone says. The problem, though, is that almost everyone who wants to act is trying to get in front of the camera the same way. Actors in auditions are faces in a huge crowd. All many hear is that dreaded word – NEXT! The film industry is a relationship business. Roles are filled from the inside. Very few actors get work through auditions. This is why it takes ten years to never (!) for most people to break in as an actor. It shouldn’t take ten years to get…

IMPORTANT: Look Like the job you Want to Do!

Something you might not expect but IMPORTANT: Look like the job you want to do! Film industry jobs are made of crafts. In order to get ahead, it matters that you look like, talk like, and have the energy of the people who already do what you want to do. When you know how to fit in, insiders think of you as a professional. You can be highly skilled at the craft you want to do.  You can get stuck in your career though by ignoring things like dress, talk, and energy. Even in the film industry, which is full of creative people, there are still patterns of personality that go along with craft jobs. A director doesn’t dress like a stunt coordinator. A stunt coordinator doesn’t dress like a…

Get on Shoots with Matt Damon and Taylor Swift!

Imagine a career in film where you get on shoots with Matt Damon and Taylor Swift. This is a great time to break into the film industry because shoots are happening everywhere. Get into the film industry and get networking with insiders. Friends and family are among the most common challenges that can stop you from pursuing a career in the film industry. People close to you simply don’t know how the business works, nor do they understand how much opportunity and money there is to be made. They tell you to get a ‘real job’ because pursuing your dream isn’t realistic. They tell you this because they love you. Listening to people who discourage you from pursuing your dreams will lead you to an unhappy life, no matter how…

How to Get Roles That Put You on the Map!

Learn how to get roles that put you on the map! If you want to make it as an actor, think creatively to get the parts. Most actors try to break in by going to film school or by going to auditions. There are many successful working actors who didn’t go to film school. They didn’t go to audition after audition. The problem with auditioning is that there are so many people doing it. You only get a couple of minutes in front of casting. You are just one of many anonymous faces to the casting director. They don’t know you. The film industry is a relationship business. Another way to get jobs is to develop relationships so you get roles regularly. Connections lead to work. There are many jobs…

I Screwed Up Working for the Director of La La Land D:

I screwed up working for the Director of La La Land D:     Everyone makes mistakes, whether they are just starting out, on their way up, or at the top. Mistakes at the workplace do happen. Online film school won’t prevent it from happening, being a top expert won’t prevent it, being as careful as possible won’t either. Be prepared to handle mistakes correctly. You’re going to make them. It’s OK. The problem most people have when they make a mistake on set is not the mistake itself. Rather, it’s the way in which they handle it. You want to make as few mistakes as possible, of course. Don’t expect to avoid them altogether. Just handle your screw ups the right way. Some innocent ways in handling mistakes can mark…