Work Begets Work | How to get more work as an actor

Work Begets Work

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A famous quote, so famous, I couldn’t be sure on the original author! It’s probably my fav, alongside “Enthusiasm can protect you from almost anything”. Work begets work. It’s simple, obvious and a good reminder to get down to it.

Here’s how to tackle Hollywood the hard way:

Work = work = work = work

Ever noticed those weeks when it’s raining, and then all of a sudden it’s pouring? With work, I mean. On Monday you’ll set-up a meeting with a director friend to give you feedback on your script, on Tuesday your writer friend will ask you to join in on a play reading for an upcoming production, on Wednesday you’ll stumble across an ad on Facebook for an Indie theatre show, and the character description is like, you, and then on Friday you’ll score a great TV audition. The important day in this scenario, is Monday. On Monday, you set up a meeting with your director friend about a project of yours. This is what set the wheels in motion for the great week you had. It’s borderline hokey-pokey-spiritual-manifestation stuff, but if it works, it works. Hah, get it?

My advice: create the work, and the rest will follow. Set up those meetings, sign up to acting class, make some calls, send some emails, write a script. It’s important that you start the cycle, because no one else is going to do it for you.

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About the Author

Indiana Kwong

is an actor, filmmaker and sometimes social media manager based in Sydney. I trained as an actor and filmmaker at the International Screen Academy in Waterloo, and everything else I learnt from Google and sheer willpower. You can find me in short films, web-series, TVC’s or Instagram (I spend a lot of time there.)

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