Thursday, May 5, 2011

Actor as Manager? Not a smart role to play.

When should actors team up to "manage" each other? Never!

My thanks to Jackie Apodaca for including me in her column in this week's Back Stage in answer to an inquiry she received from an actor on the question of whether actor friends acting as manager for each other was a good idea.

The New Business of Acting addresses this issue throughout the book -- and Jackie has nicely condensed this perspective into her response.

In short, it's not (just) about the submissions you make; it's (also) about the relationships you build and the choices you make, not just in the beginning, but throughout your career journey.

One of the mistakes many actors make is in believing that they are just one submission away from a career. This could not be further from the truth. It's about process, it's about commitment, it's about passion -- and it's about earning the opportunities you seek. Making business-smart decisions along the way is priority one.

Jackie's column is well worth the read.


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