alex asked in Entertainment & MusicMovies · 4 weeks ago

Is New York City a good place to get casted on show/movie that has a possibility of becoming a huge hit? ?

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    The majority of TV and movie productions is in LA. NYC is better for theater gigs. HOWEVER, if you're in this for the fame and/or money, your chances of NOT "making it" as an actor are 100%, NYC or LA.

    Fact is, 99.9% of *professional* actors are not and will never become famous. They will not get more than a few minor roles, on minor productions (including things no one's ever heard of) their entire career. For the 00.1% who do "make it big" 99% of the time it's just hard work, not walking on red carpets, giving interviews, meeting fans... They became famous BECAUSE they had the passion for the CRAFT itself in the first place. The point I'm trying to make is, if you do it for the wrong reasons you will fail before you even start. Honestly, it sounds like you're more interested in the fantasy of what you THINK it's like. The key is to adopt a mature and realistic approach and then take the necessary steps toward the goal of becoming a professional ACTOR.

    So the first step is to make sure that it's even worth trying. Take some acting classes. Listen to the feedback. See if you enjoy the CRAFT. If you're good at it. Also, do your research on the business side. That's what it is, after all - show BUSINESS. If after that you realize you'd like to try acting professionally, apply to a top-quality acting school and start building a resume strong enough to impress potential agents. It takes about a decade, but no legit agent will even consider you before that. You can’t just go to auditions for professional jobs, they are not open to the general public.

    THEN move to LA or NYC and continue getting experience and training. Network, get connections. At some point someone you've worked with and impressed (like a director, a producer, an acting teacher, or even a fellow actor) may be willing to refer you to an agent. IF you land one, you will be able to start going to auditions for professional work. You may be invited to 100 auditions every year or you may never be invited to any auditions.

    With all of that in mind, ask yourself: are you willing and capable (including physically, mentally and financially) of pursuing that just for this small chance? If you answer no, then pursuing acting as a career is not for you. Will you be just as happy if you ended up "just" a theater actor? If you answer no, then acting is not for you at all. At the end of the day, the real question is do you NEED to ACT?

  • 4 weeks ago

    Yes, of course,  NYC has quite the active movie making business and many shows are filmed there. 

  • Murzy
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    That's where the open auditions take place.

  • 4 weeks ago

    I would think it would be a good place, I don't know how you would go about getting parts, but that should be up to hiring a really good agent. And even having connections, there have been movies that plenty of tv shows and movies that have taken place in New York. And it does start with having a good agent to represent you, along with going on audio's and doing a good job that a casting director will want to choose you for the role they are looking to cast. 

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  • Kathy
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Hollywood would be a better place.

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