Well, the Holiday Season is upon us. Lots of shopping to do and Holiday Parties to attend.
Parties, yes, yes, yes, attend all these you can. It is a must! At Holiday Parties you have an excellent chance to meet Directors, Producers, Casting Directors, Agents, etc. in a "non-committal", friendly atmosphere. This is a wonderful chance to "soft sell" yourself and get to know them and for them to get to know you. Remember, the Employer is looking for the best talented actor and if the know you and like you, well, that's even better. So, remember, don't miss the Parties you are invited to. On the other hand, don't crash parties that you are not invited to.
Here are examples of my recent Party meetings: Last week, I attended the Houston Ad Federation/Houston Communication Assoc. Holiday Party. I met, 1 head of a studio, 1 director, 2 ad agency executives, 6 fellow members of S.A.G and dozens of other actors and a 2 Industry Magazine Editors.
On Monday night, I attended the "Reel Women" Holiday Party in Austin where I met 1 production company director/executive, 2 directors, 2 writers (WGA members-"Go Writers"-The Screen Actors Guild supports you 100%), dozens of actors, many behind the scenes crew members and one photographer.
Don't be a "wall flower or home body". Reach and grab that "Golden Ring".
Have a Happy Holiday Season - Henry