WRITE a paragraph describing your dream manager
IMAGINE your six month goals (keep it less than four)
EMAIL reel service and ask what they can offer (last resort, extra footage)
SEND PDB (Simple! one career update, short branding phrase)
READ article daily in Variety, Deadline, front page of IMDb or book
ASK boss about reaching out to _____, “I’d really like to learn more about _____, how do you feel about that? Or is there someone else you could suggest I meet with?”
SEND agent opinion email.
FOLLOW-UP with Laura at BBR.
FINISH/SEND commercial one-sheet w/ branding stickers & resizing name.
SEND thank you’s to two directors
FIND intake form with major six month goals and email to actorsalon
WRITE first draft of character breakdowns
CREATE PDB 20 mailing address labels for industry people (ie: start with directors, producers, etc. you’ve worked with)
CHECK-IN with salon loop atleast 3x this week
CREATE target list of 8 shows your character type is suitable for. (3 should be Procedurals)
REACH out to 4 agents to help negotiate your contract
IMAGINE six month goals
CHOOSE 3 options for headshot photographers
ORDER poscards (screenshot/Adrian)
CONTACT Tammy at Spotlight PR for future ideas/plans
Feel overwhelmed or undereducated by the business? Ask for meetings with people in business to help you learn, ask to go on set, or just coffee. Read books, or articles daily. Stop playing small! It’s not about asking for favors, just inquiring about their path, their journey, how they did it.
The problem is the solution! (“I’m really nervous to ask you this, because I value our relationship, but how would you feel…”)
How will we feel on February 8, 2013? THOSE are our six month goals! What will we feel accomplished about by then?
EVERYONE IN THIS INDUSTRY IS A HUMAN PERSON JUST LIKE ME. – SHARON
CD’s Scott Boland, and especially, Victoria Burroughs will look at links to reels from actors.