Monthly Archives March 2012

To Be Discovered in Hollywood

What can you do to get discovered as the best in the business?  You may think that going up against leading actors is absolutely daunting. It is.

However, the good news is – it can be done.

All it takes is the most steadfast belief in yourself, despite any number of closed doors.

Don’t believe us?

Get insight and inspiration from the very competition you fear. Check out a few leading actors’ and actresses’ bios, and you’ll see… just like you, they got their feet in the door as aspiring actors too.

Determination, discipline and drive, will make the difference between your success and another man’s failure. Of course, the obvious talent of acting is a must.

The next step to getting discovered in Hollywood, following the belief that you can act, is enlisting the help of an acting coach to polish and master basic and advanced acting techniques.

Acting schools in Los Angeles, like The Elizabeth Mestnik Acting Studio have trained hundreds of acting students, to help them get discovered as key talents in the industry for the last decade. It also helps when you can get referenced by a seasoned coach,  who also has networking opportunities with numerous directors and recruiting managers in the Los Angeles vicinity.

Acting workshops  also allow actors and actresses to practice to perfection, in dedicated groups. This means that when it comes time to audition – all nerves will be intact, and the performances will flow naturally.

Nowadays, it seems that all it takes to get discovered is a viral video. That’s one way of doing it, but there’s also the tried and true method , which is – honing one’s raw talent in an acting school, enlisting the help of a talent manager, and auditioning in front of the world’s most revered acting directors, right in the center of Hollywood.

Elizabeth Mestnik’s Acting Studio can help you get discovered, by first schooling, and then helping with recruiting trained, professional actors and actresses from beginner to advanced levels. This is whether you want to be discovered for serial commercials, theatre, or movies in different genres.

Acting Niches and Avoiding the Type Cast

We’ve seen it time and again – the public’s viewing of an actor and actress in just one niche. Is this the reason most Disney stars try their hardest to shake off  their previous image by going the opposite route of styling for a new perception?

Or, one actor being cast in the same roles movie after movie? Is there one way to avoid or break this pattern? Or is everything just a matter of luck and destiny?

Some actors that have been type casted include:

  • Funny man Vince Vaughn
  • Romantic Jennifer Aniston
  • Hit man Mark Walberg

As an acting school, the Elisabeth Mestnik Acting Studio can take you beyond the realm of your comfort zone to explore new acting talents, whether it’s to partake in action, romance, family or drama-type genres.

Get the look of multiplicity by presenting a diverse portfolio. Take yourself outside the box,  and explore acting in several genres.

If you prefer to be type casted in one type of role, then it’s all up to you.

It’s important to remember that being typecast has its advantages too. Some of these include steady work, being seasoned and comfortable in the role, since it was experienced before, and also having a very recognizable name.

It’s comforting to know that being typecast is not exclusive to acting alone. In business, average workers are also traded in the same professions. So much so that they have to prove themselves  over a million times to be considered for promotions or alternate job descriptions.

An acting school isn’t dedicated solely to run-of-the mill actors either. Every type of professional entertainer can benefit from the acting, such as singers, dancers, models, since these experts all perform to woo a crowd. Learning how to entertain an audience in several niches is one way of expanding your portfolio and getting cast in different roles.

How to Get Your Foot in Door with Acting

If you’ve always dreamt of being an actor or actress, then do something about it, no matter your age. Daydreams may have your head in the clouds, but we know your feet are grounded in practically realizing them. And that’s a good thing because you’re here!

To realize your vision of becoming an actor, you’ll need to have a plan. And in this short, but invaluable post, you’ll learn an arsenal of techniques to double your guns and show off your acting skills, in whatever setting  you find yourself.

Are you ready to get staged as an actor/actress? Here goes.:

Get Help  From An Acting Studio – raw talent alone is super, but it will still need to be refined and polished with the help of an expert. Professional singers use voice trainers, musicians refine their playing techniques, top athletes are coached, so why shouldn’t you get  trained as an actor?

It really is a sport, if you really enjoy it.

Confidence is Key – As with anything in life, you need to be able to believe in yourself before others will be able to believe in you. You’d be doing yourself a disfavor if you don’t.

Calm Your Nerves – During auditions, look at the bigger picture (literally), and be confident and composed. Training at an acting studio can help you to reel in the audience of judges and have them hooked to your performance. Many acting studios like Elizabeth Mestnik’s will have already exercised staged auditions to get you comfortable in front of a director. After all, practice makes perfect, doesn’t it?

Network – In all careers,  and not just showbiz, one asset that can always take you to higher grounds is networking, because people help make people. Learning to market yourself subtly or presenting  your talent to interested parties is also something that can be taught by an actor’s agent.

Keep Improving – Each step you take that’s an initiative to build upon your current skills is priceless. As you may have countless competition, the more you learn and refine your acting skills, the more you’ll stand out.

Take these tips and sprinkle it in your daily plan to be an actor/actress. And if you need a coach for your acting career, call Elizabeth Mestnik Acting Studio at 323-528-6280. Soon, you’ll be on your way to stardom.

Do What You Came Here To Do

The Basic Technique Series at the

NEXT CLASS:

***THE SCRIPT***

a beginning scene study program

The words on the page are the INSPIRATION for most performances, and all actors must understand how to read a script, break down a scene and bring a character to life!

THE SCRIPT is a technique class that emphasizes the role of the text in an actor’s performance. This class will give you exercises and techniques that will help you make character choices, play the action of the scene and relate emotionally to the given circumstances. Focus is placed on making strong choices that keep you emotionally connected to your scene partner as well as using the language of the playwright to tell your character’s story. A great scene study class for beginners or more experienced actors who want to brush up their acting skills.

What:    THE SCRIPT- Technique class for Beginning Actors

Where:    EMAS:   7600 Melrose Avenue, 2nd Floor, Los Angeles 90046

When:     Thursdays at 7pm – starting April 12th, 2012

Tuition:   $530 for 12-week session

Contact:   323-528-6280 or director@emasla.com

THE ELIZABETH MESTNIK ACTING STUDIO is one of Hollywood’s most highly regarded acting schools:

Here’s what the industry has to say about EMAS:

“EMAS has a very talented and versatile group of actors.”
-Paul Weber  -Head of Casting MGM

” I have seen Elizabeth work miracles with actors from beginning to advanced”
– Damona Resnick – Casting Director – NBC

” She is simply the best at what she does”
– Ed Yeager – T.V. producer –  Still Standing, Suddenly Susan, Gary Unmarried

Read what our students and the industry have to say about EMAS at Yelp!

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