It never fails, every year towards the end of January I start to get emails from actors in a near panic about the upcoming pilot season that they don’t have anything booked yet.
It’s kind of a ritual in the industry to spend the month, getting rid of the holiday weight, redoing headshots, updating your reel, brushing up on your acting skills by loading up on classes, and everything else that goes into making your acting career a success.
Time and time again, I hear from actors that spend tons of time, money, and energy getting ready for a pilot season that, for them, never really happens.
See, having an extra audition or two does not a pilot season make. It’s something that you should be looking to do always.
Sure the nature of pilot season has changed some over the years, but so has everything else. The fact is that it remains a time when there is more work to be booked than any other time of year. So, if you want to make this pilot season the one that you look back on as being the turning point for your career, focus on these 3 things…