Want to know how to get acting work when it seems like no one is hiring actors? There are a few key strategies to use, and they all involve being more effective online.
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A couple weeks ago I got tested for Coronavirus at a drive-through site.
And it was definitely an experience.
I remember driving to the testing site and it felt like a war zone. There were huge signs everywhere warning you to keep your windows closed, military people coming up to your car and yelling to keep moving...
I actually had to show my phone screen to someone when they were taking down my information because it was so hard to hear with the car windows closed.
Finally we got to the place where they were going to do the test and these people in full hazmat gear came up to the window and allowed me to open it just a crack.
She reached her arm in and shoved something up my nose – WAY up there – and it hurt pretty bad.
Suddenly, just as quickly as it started, it was all over, and I went on my merry way.
They told me I'd have my results in 48 hours, but it wound up taking more than a week. Luckily I was negative.
But people are scared.
People everywhere are freaking out.
No one wants to go near one another, and it could be many more months until we're living a somewhat normal life again.
So what does all this mean for the acting industry?
And what do you need to do so that once things return to a somewhat normal state, you're in the best position to start getting work again?
Well, in this article I'll outline six key things you should keep in mind and prepare for: