What does success mean to you as an actor?

We talk a lot about success here.

Because if your goal is simply to act, hey, you have no problems at all. Because you can act in any amateur theatre group, or pay for a workshop, or simply do a Shakespearean monologue as a busker.

Now your only problem is…

You see actors on screen

You know you are better than them.

You know you could do a better job.

You may become bitter about this injustice. It is not fair. And you are right, it isn’t fair.

But your goal is to act. And perhaps their goal was to succeed.

Close your eyes and imagine success. Your success. If you were to become a successful actor, a full time actor, what would your next role be?

OK, we all have dreams of Hollywood stardom, and the Oscars, and the Golden Globes and red carpets.

These are your dreams. In truth, they are everyone’s.

 

But your success will be assured if you find the niche that you own. The niche that you will get you more work than anyone else.

What is a niche? A niche is the role you were born to play.

This is Denis Franz.

He broke big in the early 1980s, in his 40s, as Detective Sal Benedetto in Hill Street Blues. Then ten years later in his 50s he played Sgt Andy Sipowicz in 261 episodes of NYPD Blue.

In fact, he has played a cop or a detective in 11 other films or TV series. He found his niche, he played it often and when he was in his 40s and 50s, his determination and focus paid off.

By playing his niche role, he won one Golden Globe, four Emmys (for the same character in NYPD Blue) and two SAG awards.

He is not a leading man. He is 5 feet 10 inches and a character actor. And by playing his niche, he is wealthy and famous and did what he loved.

And you can do the same.

You simply have to change your goals.

Let us help you.

“Invaluable. It is a major rethink for auditioning. An insight into the casting director’s world that the actor never sees. More call backs and jobs booked” – Jack Brady, UK (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children)

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