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Secrets to Career Longevity

October 22, 2015

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Building a Lasting Career

Every actor and actress knows that a successful acting career requires years of hard work. From the great Lucille Ball to Jon Hamm, there are plenty of actors whose careers have started late, but the fame matters less than the longevity of their careers. In order to have staying power, you must have a strategy in order to maintain your career. Here are the secrets to career longevity.

How to Maintain Your Acting Career

Using your own unique experiences can be your starting point in creating a long lasting career. Over the course of auditioning, you will find that your experiences will shape how you approach roles. It is one way to stand out amongst your competition since they cannot offer a director what you can.
Within the industry, you will have to face moments when you have to push yourself. This may be the times when you have to talk yourself into auditioning for a part. You may be resistant because you do not feel like you are the right fit simply because of nerves. Being afraid should not be a reason for not trying. Besides, a casting director may see something you do not and find a part better suited for you. How will you earn roles if you never try?
Even if you do not land the part, it does not mean that you will walk away empty handed. Through an audition you will gain experience, and hopefully feedback, from the casting director. Learning how to take feedback is also a vital aspect of acting. You must be able to differentiate constructive criticism from comments that will not help you to improve your technique.
Having confidence is key to a lifelong career. A director will want an individual who is sure of their abilities while remaining authentic. Perfection or lack of confidence will turn off a director because they are not attributes any audience will want to relate to.
Everyone’s idea of success differs. Early on in your career, try define what a successful career will encompass. You will find that over the years, your standards may change and you can adjust accordingly.

Auditions in Los Angeles

The secret to any successful career is utilizing all of the resources you have in your arsenal. With acting, it is everything that comes from within. Kick start your career by booking jobs with Casting Frontier.

‘TCF Actor on the Go’ Updated App Allows for Greater Convenience

December 15, 2013

casting-frontier-empower-your-acting-career.jpgYou asked for it; you got it! Actors using the first version of TCF Actor on the Go enjoyed easy access to their Casting Frontier premium accounts without having to lug a computer around town. “This is awesome! I can leave the laptop at home,” one reviewer wrote. Another review loved the app but stated, “It would be nice to have the FULL features” to maintain his account while out and about.

Well, we were listening, and consequently we’re proud to deliver you the TCF Actor on the Go Version 2! What conveniences does this new-and-improved app afford busy, upwardly mobile actors?

First of all, it features easy tools to edit your entire Casting Frontier profile at will; that includes downloading sides, as well as enabling you to email your profile. You can confirm auditions, and submit your profile for roles–all from your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. Also, Actor on the Go allows you to view Casting Frontier’s public submissions board, and submit for roles directly via your mobile device. Likewise, choosing between headshots is simple, as is creating personalized notes to attach to each submission. And you can even use this app to confirm or cancel audition times received through Casting Frontier.

These conveniences are available now for both Apple iOS and Android. Simply open in iTunes to buy and download this revolutionary app.

Technology can give you a leg up on the competition because it affords you more opportunities for work! The acting profession is a serious, highly competitive business, and those who tend to the details of their career tend to achieve the most. And let’s face it: in many ways casting is a numbers game. That is, the more auditions you attend, the greater your chances of procuring work. Actor on the Go Version 2 serves as a resource at your disposal to help you succeed in your acting goals. So be industrious, be proactive, and utilize technology to get your foot in the door. The rest is up to you! Break a leg!