Words for the wise…
1. Quote of the Day
“What I’ve learned from myself is that I don’t have to be anybody else. Myself is good enough.”
— Lupita Nyong’o, Award-winning Actress
2. Looking for Someone to Represent You?
For actors and actresses still starting out in the industry, it can be very difficult to be casted in any project. With a talent agency, you canincrease your chances of being casted. Let Afri Talent Agency represent you. Call us!
3. Get Used to Criticism
As an actor, you’ll be critiqued by producers, casting directors, and studios. Whether it’s your looks or your acting, they’ll give reasons why they won’t choose you. Get used to criticism; accept it; work on it, and go to your next audition, improved.
4. Tip: Research Before You Audition
Every role is unique and will require you to embody a different persona. Research the role to figure out how you can shape your acting abilities for you to become the best candidate. Learn more by talking to us!
5. Build Your Reputation
In this industry, your reputation will precede you. Producers prefer casting actors with a fan base. Going to open casting calls, and signing up for local talent shows are some ways you can gain a following. Talk to us to learn more!
6. Choosing Your Monologue
When auditioning, you will be required to present a monologue. Your monologue is the casting director’s first look at what you have to offer as an actor. Choose a monologue that showcases the best of your acting abilities.
7. A Story to Inspire: Hattie McDaniel
Hattie McDaniel was the first African-American to ever win an Academy Award. She was given the Best Supporting Actress award in 1940 for her role as Mammy in one of today’s beloved classic films Gone with the Wind.
8. Marketing Yourself
Your acting skills will serve no purpose when your name isn’t on the map yet. Your first task is to figure out how to market yourself to producers and casting directors. We at Afri Talent Agency can do the marketing for you. Call us!