"Pilot Season can be one of the most competitive times for an actor to break through, says Blount, but it also can be one of the most rewarding, if you are prepared." Being an Eagle Scout, I was always taught from a young age to be prepared. I think in the entertainment industry, nothing could be more important.
Having a well put together resume, a dramatic and commercial headshot and proper training are key elements to set the foundation for a successful pilot season.
Blount states, "I always put twice as much time into pre-production and have a PLAN B, just in case my primarily plan does not work out the way I wanted." Talent and parents of talent need to be flexible. Keep a journal and track each move, just like you would do in a chess match.
Blount suggests for talent to have a day-planner and to write down their goals and to do list for the next week. "Each Sunday, I sit down and think about the next week where I want to be with my projects and what is it going to take to get there, whether it is calls, meetings, planning sessions, my plan of attack is how I keep moving forward."
Information is power. The entertainment industry is all about "who" you know and all about "who" you train with. It's not all about the training, even though training is vital.
Your resume needs to be powerful and digestible. A resume needs to "breathe."
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