How To Become A Full Time Actor in 2018

Actors are some of the hardest working people in the world. There are so many demands on our time. From working out to stay fit and energetic to being on set working long hours, and then working a day job on top of everything else it’s no wonder why so many actors have “going fulltime” as their top priority. 

Having to choose between going to work or going to an audition is one of the worst feelings in the world, isn’t it? 

Granted, most of us are not in a position where missing a day of work would mean the lights get cut off. However, for almost every actor, working a job in addition to acting is necessary for mere survival. 

But who really wants to do that?... 

Let me be clear, there is nothing wrong with working a day job so to speak. In fact, it’s honorable to do what’s required to empower yourself to chase your dreams. 

However, consider how much further along you might be in your career if you could devote 100% of your time and effort to it? 

What if you could spend all of your time networking with industry decision makers, auditioning, or on set? 

Personally, every minute that I spent doing something besides chasing my Hollywood dreams felt like an eternity and like my dreams were moving further and further away from my reality. 

So, if your desire to become a fulltime actor, read of this special report carefully. Not only is this achievable, here’s why it’s without a doubt possible for you to do it in 2018…

The Formula for Never Ending Work

Most people spread themselves way too thin, on everything. 

I don’t just mean career-wise. We are all pulled in a thousand different directions and have multiple responsibilities. 

We have work commitments, families to tend to, significant others, and somewhere in there we have to work on our acting careers too. 

There are so many things to take care of… 

There are acting classes to attend, agents to hire and fire, headshots and reels to keep updated, audition-day wardrobes to stock, social media to build, and tons more. 

It’s no wonder that most actors only book a handful of jobs all year. 

With everything that we have to do, that’s all of the opportunity that most actors are able produce. 

However, we all know a few actors that are able to keep their schedules completely full and move from one production to the next. They are the ones that have figured out the formula for never ending opportunity. 

See, if you can tap into this formula a world of opportunity will open up to you too. It can literally make finding your next job as easy as 1, 2, 3. 

Here’s how… 

The Not So Secret Meeting Where Industry Executives Decided Your Future?

I felt like a fish out of water. Luckily, I’m an actor so I was able to put on a brave face and [mostly] hide the fact that I was completely star struck. 

Over the last few years, I have to come know several industry insiders pretty well. They have become a great source of knowledge and they have often given valuable information that I pass on to you. 

This time was different though. I didn’t receive information from these sources. They “cordially invited” me to be a part of the discussion. 

There were several familiar faces in the room and there were also people that I never imagined would be present. 

The meeting was arranged by the studios to discuss, of all things….the talent shortage! 

A perfect storm has been brewing for a long time and it caught the industry completely by surprise. Here’s what that means and how it could be the best thing that has happened to your career yet. 

What Are You Working Towards?

“Some legends are told. Some turn to dust or to gold, but you will remember me for centuries…” 

If I got hit by a car today, this is what would play at my funeral: Centuries by Fallout Boy. 

Before he was Shark Tank’s Daymond John, I had a brief conversation with him and he advised me to pick a theme song for my career and more importantly, for life itself. 

Over the years, I’ve gone through many of them and I have come to think of this as one of the most important things an actor can do to get their head “in the game” so to speak. 

Here’s why… 

How To Land a Leading Role At Least 20% of The Time

Can anyone realistically land a leading role 20% of the time? Absolutely, without a doubt: yes! 

You might think that it’s impossible or that I’m just plain wrong or even crazy, but it’s simple math really. There is absolutely no reason that you shouldn’t be landing a leading role at least 20% of the time you go out for one. 

If you are at the point in your career where you are going out for supporting roles or bit parts, the odds are even better because there are even more of those available. 

Without further ado, here is how you can land a leading role 20% of the time you audition for one… 

The Forgotten Many

Think of your favorite actors from the 90s and 2000s. Who comes to mind that you wish would make another good movie or get another shot on Primetime? 

Out of respect, I won’t name mine but chances are we share more than a couple names on that list. 

I always wondered what happened to them and why it seems like they never acted again. 

It’s fascinating to look at someone’s career, who has been at the top of the industry. There is a lot to learn from them. 

If you have been around Boost My Star for any length of time, you know that I’m a big proponent of doing this. 

Typically, people study those that are still at the top. 

While that’s phenomenal, there’s a lot to learn from those that have retreated from the industry too. 

In fact, their careers can yield even bigger insights. 

Here’s why…

“Prepare for Something Amazing”

Grasshopper, I was absolutely tickled to write today’s special report for you. I have been following these guys since what seems like the beginning, though their story starts long before that. 

They are “Four lifelong friends who compete to embarrass each other.” 

Season 8 of their mega hit TV show Impractical Jokers premiered a few days ago. They have a feature film set to debut in 2019, and when they are not filming you can catch them at live shows all over the country (and soon even overseas). 

The career moves that they have made so far have been incredibly calculated. There have been many missteps along the way. 

In fact, they almost quit the entertainment business right before they made it. 

Their story is inspiring and also serves as a perfect case study for anyone trying to make it in the industry. 

Here’s why…

The Untold Story of Screenwriters and Your Career

Sometimes things are just too serendipitous to be a coincidence. Things happen almost as if they were preordained. 

I’m one of those people that marks Shark Week in the calendar months in advance. My Shark Week premier parties have become legendary, in fact. 

I’m so fascinated by these creatures that it’s hard for me to do anything else for the entire week. This year was different however… 

After a chance encounter with one of the industry’s most sought after and successful screenwriters, Shark Week turned out pretty productive this year. 

It gave me an opportunity to pick one of the most important brains in the industry and hear first hand some of the most important things to you as an actor, straight from the source. 

Most actors, myself included, often forget about screenwriters and the integral role they play in the industry. Without them, the wheels would simply stop turning. With such a high demand for content these days, they now wield an unprecedented amount of influence. 

Here’s what that means to you as an actor…