Becoming a professional actor, like becoming a professional blogger is not an easy task. For both, it takes years and years of training to be good at what you do. But how does an actor start off? One good way is to participate in local auditions for an entertainment project – these get advertised in newspapers and websites regularly. But opportunities exist more in a metropolitan, with an established entertainment industry, than elsewhere. Before taking the leap in the great big world, an aspiring actor can also participate in plays (these could be those you have done in school, as well) and demonstrate their acting skills, or acting talents. Agents are often invited to plays, and a good play, even if it didn’t pay you a lot, could act as a means to acquire an agent, for starters.
An actor often has to get an agent. Growing your contacts through social media is a good way but a reference is almost a must to get an agent, so if you don’t have a friend, or colleague who knows of an agent, joining a local community of actors is a good way to grow your social circle – they can help you find an agent, to whom you can submit headshots, audition tapes and film reels demonstrating your potential as an actor (or actress).
When an aspiring actor has a meeting with an agent, it’s important for him or her to have a pleasant appearance, and be rightfully confident regarding it. Before an agent, actors should talk about what they like, what their experiences are, and be confidently obvious that an agent is not wasting his or her precious time with you.
There is obviously a great challenge involved in becoming an actor.
When you have hired an agent, getting your foot through the door in the entertainment industry becomes a lot easier. An agent will get a portion of your earnings from your work in the entertainment industry, and also do the job of recommending you to a director, and locate which movie would be suitable for you, and which not really.
Another very good way to grab auditions and casting calls is Backstage. Backstage is a digital casting avenue and it has introduced Robert De Niro, Chris Evans and Sandra Bullock to Hollywood. The website lists thousands of United States-based projects regularly, so it’s a brilliant place for aspiring actors to hunt for auditions in good projects. A good entertainment project can act as a springboard to many more good, or even great, projects for an actor, if they, much like Hollywood bloggers, have it in them to make it big in Hollywood.
I like to think that an actor should have an open mind about auditions: it’s a part of the game with their job. Big budget productions, such as Beauty and the Beast, more often than not, have a line of actresses in mind for a part (even if they all have agents) so it’s important to work on always demonstrating a brilliant work portfolio and impress, to secure the role of a lifetime.
Kapoor & Sons
Kapoor & Sons is a film from Fox STAR Studios India and is slated as a much anticipated film in Bollywood. Starring Alia Bhatt in the lead, the film is a typical Indian tale of a suburban family, in Coonor:
When you take a look at the trailer, it brings back memories of what it feels like to peer into a troubled family portrait. The main story arc in the film consists of two brothers (and their middle-class family): Rahul (Fawad Khan) is a successful and mature author, while Arjun is not much to write home about. Rahul is deeply interested in his family and their desires but Arjun lives a semi-depressive life, falling in-and-out of love with a vivacious young girl, Tia (Bhatt). The story stretches farther to include a mix of Indian tales of marital infidelity, fast romance and a certain disenchantment with Indian family values – there are regular disagreements inbetween the two brothers because of Arjun’s aggression with Rahul, over numerous piecemeal subjects, and you also learn of Tia’s changing romantic sentiments about the two young brothers.
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What has been stuck on my mind this week?
What to wear to prom?
That is a fashion question that is often the biggest to young girls. How to hold your hair in a bun? How to wear the right pair of heels without stomping on your date’s feet when Teenage Dirtbag plays on the stereo? How to match my pink corsage to my date’s awfully dusty yellow tie?
How to go together to school in the dark to eat sausages when there’s no place to sit and dance until I can dance no more in my Esprit? What to tell “Whale” when I have had such a packed day only resting my feet in my blanket, and my head in A Tale of Two Cities sounds the most amazing idea?
So many questions, so little time. It’s like your always up for a test in school, even when it’s nothing academic, it’s simply prom. This is why it’s always great to think about the biggest school party of the year, all-year round.
The idea behind this #fashionpolaroid was to demonstrate how fabulous a prom is. Wear a bold pink taffeta-style evening dress and pair it with shimmering Cinderella slippers to prom. Then accessorize the whole look with glittering earrings but go easy there because I don’t like fashion that’s too layered with shiny expensive things.
About the makeup, make sure that it is understated because I find that so beautiful on the catwalk or in a couple of my favourite magazines, such as Female Malaysia and Harper’s Bazaar. Looking glamorous “on your prom day” isn’t easy but it’s what I love to do so I choose a whole lot of nudes and rose-tinted shades for beauty. Happy Prom!