You probably have a feeling in your intuition that Hollywood is your destination. You've let that thought settle for a while and it only gets stronger. However, how do you make it happen? Well, you will have to work hard. It may take years. Are you ready to take the big leap?
Part 1 of 3: Building Your Career
Step 1. Ditch your plan A
You will use it if you have a setback. So what will you do with boring information to get a start-up job? Don't fall in love with it. Do not write your life, do not spend 60 hours a week entering numbers and forget the energy you have to go out and dedicate yourself to what you really want to do. Hollywood has to be your only option. Otherwise, you can retract.
There is a phrase to refer to Hollywood: "If you can do anything, do it." People who succeed in Hollywood never see themselves doing anything else. This has to be your future. Nothing else is possible
Step 2. Take classes
Take them whether you want to act, write, sing, film, or dance. True talent is good, but you need to have certain skills. You have to meet people and work with similar ways of thinking. You have to learn from other people and have challenges set with deadlines. You have to find out if this is something that you are truly good at and that you enjoy.
Check out the courses offered at your local community college. Also, you can consider classes at adult schools, community centers, or online. If money is a big problem, you may have to be your own teacher
Step 3. Get on the Internet
Take advantage of today's technology, expose yourself and let them see you. Expose yourself to the public, whether through a movie you wrote, directed, and filmed or a video of a dance that you choreographed. You never know, they can discover you.
Do you need proof that the internet may be all you need? Talk to Kate Upton, Justin Bieber, Bo Burnham, Kim Kardashian, or Carly Rae Jepsen. They were all discovered on the Internet. In addition, they are the names of the people who can give you a hand
Step 4. Get some kind of experience
Do you have a friend who is in an acting class and who needs to create a recording for an audition? Offer to record it. Does a local high school need a choreographer for its musical? Take that position. No matter how small the opportunity is, take advantage of it and don't let it pass if it relates slightly to what you want to do. It is a step in the right direction.
There is only one thing to consider: don't let it stop you from moving forward. There is a fine line between building your resume elsewhere and settling down. Give yourself a deadline. You will have to work for a year or so and then you will rush west. This is just a stop, not the end point
Step 5. Keep looking for opportunities
If you only spend your life working, spending your weekends drinking and wearing pajamas, chances are that luck won't come your way. Successful people work and are constantly looking for an opportunity to do what they love. Spend your free time monitoring ads (like those on Craigslist), meeting people who may need your services, and putting your name out there. The opportunity is not an extensive visitor.
Stay as busy as possible. This looks good on paper and gets you meeting as many people as possible. Those people will already have your phone number when they succeed. You can sleep when you win millions
Part 2 of 3: Getting Started in Hollywood
Step 1. Move to Hollywood
You have to be there if you want to succeed in that place. At some point, you will have to take the leap. It's expensive and not as glamorous as you imagined it to be, so make sure you move in with a healthy dose of reality. However, it has to be done. What better time to do it than now? Moving will help you feel that your dream comes true.
"Hollywood" does not necessarily mean Hollywood. Rather, it can mean Culver City, Glendale, Los Angeles, Lennox, Inglewood, Hawthorne, and other cities. California is one of the most expensive places to live in the world, and living in a small suburb can be cheaper than living in Hollywood
Step 2. Accept any submission you can get
If you have the option of working in a talent agency, on a set, or in a production company, take it. If you have to practically remove dirt from the bathroom floor, accept it. To start, you need a job. What's more, you will meet people and have an idea of the environment. All people start in one place. Plus, your bills won't pay for themselves.
Harrison Ford was a carpenter on the set of Star Wars when George Lucas cast him into the role of Han Solo. It may not be as easy as that for you, but it is a step in the right direction
Step 3. Get a representative if you are looking to introduce yourself
Get a representative to be taken seriously and to have less work. This person will get you auditions and state your name; you just have to do the hard work of showing up and showing off.
- A good representative is free. Never pay a representative before you get a presentation, he should only get a portion of the presentations he gets you.
- There is a type of requirement to get a representative: he has to see you in a presentation. Therefore, accept any presentation you can and record yourself. You can start by creating a demo to send to the reps you want. Other than this, all you can really do is use spreading the word and socialize.
Step 4. Get involved a lot
There's a party on Friday and it's supposed to be interesting, but you only know about two people who are going and it's only through Facebook? Attend. There will be drinks and laughter. After a while, no one will remember that you are a stranger. You'll meet people, hear about their connections, and you might get some phone numbers. The more people you meet, the more likely you are to be recommended later.
For artists, this helps to get a representative as well. After a few beers, the star of the comic TV series Bobby Whatshisname will throw you his business card and tell you that he will call you. Every little bit counts; do an informal chat if you have to to get ahead
Step 5. Get used to rejection
You will hear a lot of "no". You will almost swim in rejections. Even the most famous celebrities have heard that they are garbage at some point in their professional careers. You will have to be resilient and grow in yourself to persevere and survive in this difficult world. You made it this far, right?
Life towards the life of a star is seldom glamorous. You are likely poor, hate your regular job, and consider small victories great. And so it is! You will have some difficult presentations, but you have to believe that at some point they will be profitable
Part 3 of 3: Developing Your Stardom
Step 1. Support people's dreams
How many people can you name who have succeeded and have done it with their friends? Ben Affleck and Matt Damon? Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau? Often times struggling actors, writers, and directors bond over and inadvertently become famous. You likely meet dozens of people who are in the same boat as you. Instead of waiting for them to fail, get on the train; they might be your ticket to win.
Consider the people who have helped you when you succeed. They supported your dreams, so support theirs too, even if you've already succeeded. Hollywood is a surprisingly rigid circle; having a good term with your residents is a sensible plan for the future
Step 2. Be very safe
Do you know all the "no's" that drown you? You cannot dedicate time to them a day. If you do, you will quit. Logic will take over, feelings of inadequacy will take over, and you will abandon this path you have worked so hard on. You have to believe that you are awesome and that no one else has noticed it yet. That is all you have to keep in mind.
People who succeed in Hollywood can be seen as a little crazy by people who have never tried to succeed. It will be difficult day after day until you start to notice that things are in the process of happening. You get a rep, an audition, a part in a commercial, and you move on. It may not be much, but it is a sign. Let these little things keep you afloat
Step 3. Be patient
Rome was not built in a day, much less your professional career will. This usually happens in years. There are some people who move to Hollywood and achieve immediate success. It is like any other professional career; you have to progress on the way to the top. You will succeed if you dedicate yourself.
Stick to that. You will have moments when you will think about how excellent you were at accounting and how easy it would be to go home and live with your mom. Those moments are just fleeting temptations that will disappear. Be patient and stick to your decision. Otherwise, you'll be left wondering "what if" for the rest of your life
Step 4. Push yourself
Push yourself when you finally start having introductions. Spend hours perfectly memorizing your lines. Have six glasses of coffee to refine your script. Attach your computer to you as if it were your Siamese and hardly make time to eat and sleep. Every presentation you do your best at can mean your next presentation.
It's true that there will be some glamorous moments on the red carpet, but it's a job too, especially when you're just starting out. You have to accept the good and the bad. Pushing yourself will make it easier to understand how much you deserve it
Step 5. Don't listen to anyone
There will be people who will tell you that you are garbage, even when you are at the top. There will be people who will tell you that you have to act a certain way, that you have to flatter certain people, and that you have to jump through the hoops that people tell you. However, what is the truth? All those people are wrong. There is no way to succeed other than trying. Don't listen to anyone, especially negative people. Otherwise, you will become depressed or back off. Those people don't deserve a second of your time.
There will never be a time when everyone is a fan of your work. Everyone has different tastes, which is good. That makes the world diverse. So even when you're on top, ignore negative people. They don't really matter. You have your success and happiness; Who needs them?
- Hold on to your dreams and don't give up. Things will work out!
- Make sure you love what you do and really want to dedicate yourself to this professional career.