I grew up pretty poor. Lots of successful people did. The only problem with growing up poor, is that you can go very slow in life, because you conserve everything. You want a soda, you get water. You want ice-cream? No way. You get so used to cramping down on what you want and saying no to yourself, you can be creating a life that is focused on scarcity. Without knowing it.
If you want to make it professionally as a WRITER, watch this interview! Stephanie was an actor for this shoot I was on. She also is a writer and sold her screenplay to the Weinstein company. Who is now defunct but another company has picked it up and they are making it into a movie. Some amazing insight here!
I have a feeling that Im on the right path. Joining Friends in Film has helped to guide me tremendously for both acting and film work. Janet is an amazing person and is there to help every step of the way so don’t doubt when she says you have access to her. The community is also very supportive. I’m in a community that I’ve always wanted to be a part of! I’ve learned that getting outside of your box doesn’t have to be a bad thing. I’ve been able to go to Los Vegas and meet fellow FIF’ers, keep relevant in the production community, travel and attend other festivals and meet some of Toronto’s biggest artists (Paul Anka, Micheal Bubble, Cardinal Official). Mahndeigh M Toronto
Professional Connections is the thing most actors and filmmakers don’t have! No connections, no career. It literally determines how far you get in the film industry… or how long you struggle on the outside. Come see how fast your connections can grow! Janet P.S. If you want to grow your connections, I invite you to do our next FilmConnection training. Here is the link: www.breakinprofessionally.com You may know professionals, go get coffee, pick their brain… but if you’re not getting hired for professional work, it’s not enough. This is what people struggle with the most!
I tell you, hating my job was a HUGE motivator for me to get into the film industry. So, when should you quit your job and go into film? Is it good to up and quit so you have to make it? Or is it good to take your time and transition? Here’s what I think! I hope this will help you so you set yourself up for success.
You can get roles without even auditioning. Did you know that? Happens all the time. You can do the 10 year plan and audition. The industry statistic is 50 professional auditions to 1 role. How long will it take you to do 50 professional auditions? 2 years? 4 years? That means you are not making money as an actor, you’re auditioning all the time and it’s costing you money. You want to pick and choose your auditions. See how to get roles without auditioning. When you get on film sets, working alongside professionals, and NOT as background — you can get put straight into the film. If you’ve been hoping for a shortcut, here it is.
They say, “If you want to go fast, do what someone successful is doing”. Model them. It’s a lot of work trying to get your name out there. Is there another way? Yes, do what these professional actors did. If you’re over 25 years old, you need to get moving. You need an accelerated plan. That is what I teach. Take a look at this method to getting acting training without going to expensive schools. Watch this video. It’s only 52 seconds long! To get involved in Friends In Film, go to https://www.breakinprofessionally.com