According to Beth, "If you’re serious about becoming a movie star, then you need to start acting in movies now. How do you do that? You act in your own movie."
That seems to be the general trend today and how many successful actors get their start in Hollywood. The old fashioned way is to stand in line for hours auditioning for small roles that will eventually lead to larger roles, assuming you land the part in each audition. Then you can search for an agent and hope to get your lucky break. In fact, many people spend years on the path and see very little to show for it.
But if you write and produce your own movie, you get to act in it. Then you can take a starring role, a co-starring role or a cameo appearance. The point is you get to strut your stuff on film – no auditions, no agents, no lines, no waiting. You call the shots!
If you can get your movie into film festivals, then you will gain instant access to decision makers in Hollywood and start networking directly with them. If you’ve got a good film that showcases your talent, you’re sure to get their attention and they may pull you in to work on bigger projects that have major distribution and catapult you to success.
Beth Rosen offers free advice, resources and secret tricks of the trade on The Back Door to Hollywood website. For more information, visit http://www.backdoortohollywood.com.