So you want the low down on how to audition for Netflix, or where to audition for that matter? Then you have come to the right place. If you want to be an actor then you have most likely fantasised about starring in one of their award winning productions. After all Netflix is a household name and is known for streaming some of the biggest movies, TV shows, and productions. Arguably, over 180 million people subscribe to Netflix’s streaming services. So if you want to make it in the industry it is the place to be seen.
Netflix Love New Faces
Netflix is known for being open to casting unknown actors. Netflix has a huge variety of interesting, unique, and different stories, films, and shows produced and distributed by Netflix. Consequently, it allows aspiring actors more chances to land an acting job. However, that doesn't mean go ahead and contact them yourself: firstname.lastname@example.org is NOT going to get you the job on the next project.
If its your dream to become an actor you're not going to get that next big role by sitting and watching the shows on Netflix, perhaps you will learn a lot from your fellow onscreen actors, but the most important thing to do is start acting! People will wish their whole life to be actors and never step foot in a training facility or on stage.
Practise makes perfect
So if you are serious about getting that next job, then definitely start training. I would say download a monologue, film yourself performing it and watch how you look, however you probably won't know how to prepare for the delivery that is required for screen acting. Thats where we come in, if you are looking to start training - we specialise in screen acting and can lead you to all the things you require to be even considered for roles on some of the major networks like Netflix. Make sure you enquire HERE so we can help you with the next steps.
What do I need to get that Audition with Netflix?
First and foremost TALENT, but don't worry this is something you can develop with training and experience.
No a selfie just won't cut the mustard, if you want to be an actor then you will most definitely need a professional headshot, with at least a few alternative looks.
Actors who end up on great shows, will have worked incredibly hard on their craft and they will have most likely done anything to get the opportunities, from stage to screen, over time they will build an actors CV with lists of their experience, work and skills.
A professional showreel is like a video CV, its a compilation of your ability in a short video - highlighting work you are proud of r a really good scene highlighting your acting ability.
Do I need an agent?
Ideally YES, an agent will source audition opportunities, like Netflix Casting Calls, they will also deal with the legalities of things like contracts and payment for work. But the most important thing that you could do is get out actively acting, training and becoming the best actor you can be, you should also LOVE acting, there is always going to be tuff competition especially if you want to make a career out of acting.
Do your research
When you do get the audition, do your research! A lot of actors attend auditions on a whim, they haven't done there research of even where they are going, never mind researching the casting director, director or project ( as well as its requirements). Basically the more effort you can put in the better!!
What if I don't get the job?
Well that's how it goes in the industry, most actors attend lots of auditions and often they will "just not be right for the part". This can be for so many reasons it's pointless trying to work it out, if your agent can get feedback then great. If not, its important to keep working on your craft, gaining experience and networking with the right people.
Here at IPM Acting Academy we an provide you with everything you need to start your steps forward in the industry we offer support and can provide everything you need, including Screen Acting Training, CV support, Professional Headshot Packages and even Showreel Services, if you want to grow a screen acting career we are the place to be: JOIN HERE
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