Having a specialisation in the Television and Film industry is a great thing to have, from sports to accents, your specialty skills can get you recognised for some exciting projects and be that first step in the door that many actors search for in their career. But just specialising in a few skills can be a limiting factor to what you get cast as in the industry. Having a RANGE as a performer is what gives the chance to open up more opportunities for you in the industry. IPM's team has looked at the benefits of having a range for your acting profile and career.
This doesn't mean that you can't master a certain specialty or really harness your niche. It is good to keep your skills at a peak state for your specialisations, but this means that you need to be open to the possibility of stepping beyond your regular casting type. As an actor you are there to fill the role with what is needed/wanted by the director. When your range broadens you begin to form into those roles and the more opportunities begin to arise.
Beginning to broaden your range doesn't have to be a daunting task. As an actor, you will always be growing and always finding something new to learn. Especially in the fast paced growth of the film and television industry. Start with something small, try to work on your improvisation or start learning the accent you have been putting on hold. Little steps can turn in to something big!
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