"The label you give yourself cannot impact external forces that are not motivated by your own psychology or influenced by a third party's pre-existing consciousness of you. We are all presented with reasons to struggle which come from completely external forces; to pretend that one is not struggling is either arrogance or an admission of defeat. To admit that one is struggling is a sign and a source of strength." - Evan A. Baker

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Want to Book a Pilot?

Then you should already be a name. With several series under your belt.  Or a movie star.

Here's an article passed on from my friend Carolina. The Hollywood Reporter is saying that the networks are courting several high profile stars for their pilots, including Christina Applegate, Tim Allen, Ellen Barkin, Zooey DesChanel, and Rachel Bilson to name a few.

There used to be an understanding back in the day, that once you "graduated" from being a television actor to doing films, you were never, ever going back down. It was suddenly beneath you. And it allowed a whole new crop of actors to audition for series regulars on pilots. To allow actors who put their time in to finally be able to quit their day job. For that lower-middle class actor to finally become upper-middle class.

Does that happen anymore? I'm not sure.

But I have to believe.

I have to believe.

1 comment:

  1. I believe that if you are a great actor - someone out there will notice...All we have to do is work on our craft so that we are ready when we meet that big opportunity.


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