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How To Manage Your Social Media As An Aspiring Actor

Social media can be an amazing thing for young aspiring actors, especially when it comes to building a bigger audience or fan base. As you gain experience, you are also gaining content for social media posts and more. Read below to learn how to effectively manage your social media as a young actor. 

Social Media & Aspiring Actors 

Overall, being kind and genuine with your fans on all social media platforms will be an amazing way to start to interact and gain followers. Social media can boost your appearance and help you land more acting gigs due to more visibility. Here are some quick tips and tricks to get started: 

  1. Consistent Usernames: Your username needs to be consistent across all the platforms you use. This will make it easier for people to find you, especially reoccurring visitors. 
  2. Update Cover Photos, Headers, and Banners: Your initial profile picture is essentially the first impression with some of your audience. So, embrace your artistic edge with a creative photo that will give you an amazing first impression. 
  3. Social Media Bios: Your bio should describe who you are and maybe a link to your most recent performance. However, you should always include links to all of your other platforms as well. This will give your first-time followers more places to find you. 
  4. Consistency is Key: As you gain more and more followers, posting consistency will become critical to maintaining post engagement and visibility. Posting at key times during the day will increase the likelihood of people subscribing to your account. Using multiple social media platforms like, Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube will require even more consistency, but you can use each platform to boost the other. 
  5. Find Your Crowd: It’s impossible to connect to every type of audience in this day and age, so find your audience. Once you find a target audience, you will gain even bigger insight on how to engage and interact with your fans. 

Overall, engaging with your audience is the main idea. Whether it’s retweeting or a simple reply, you could be making someone’s day, as well as creating more engagement. Start your acting career today at CGTV! CGTV is a high-level TV, film, and entertainment program designed to help connect talent to the industry. Talent is guided by top celebrities from ABC, NBC, CBS, Disney Channel and Nickelodeon shows including CSI, 24, Modern Family, The Suite Life on Deck, Disney 365, Drake & Josh, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, Austin & Alley and Good Luck Charlie. CGTV: We have people on TV! For more information visit our website at cgtv.la! For more information on our latest news, follow us on Facebook

 

Sources

https://www.backstage.com/magazine/article/social-media-actor-need-3993/

Rising star

Supporting Your Rising Star

Calling all future stage moms and dads! We both know your child has the potential to be a star, but do you have what it takes to be a supportive acting parent? Acting is a very competitive industry and childhood is a beautiful experience. Combine those two and you need a very supportive parent! Read below to learn how to help your rising star get started in acting! 

 

Supporting Cast: Stage Mom:

 

  • Organization: Set up a set schedule for your child actor. An even balance of school, friends, family, and acting will not only benefit your child but you as well. Try to plan and schedule acting events on the weekends. 
  • Education First: Avoid missing school at all costs, because ultimately that’s what is most important at this developing stage of their youth. Education is and will always be very important in your child’s acting career. To truly enforce this idea, consider a “homework first policy.” 
  • Their Opinion Matters: Listen to your child’s wants and needs in the acting industry. If they don’t want to do a certain role, respect that maybe it’s just not for them. By letting your child choose, they will feel more open to telling you yes or no to certain rolls. This is your child’s decision and dream, let them feel free with it!
  • The Fun Doesn’t Stop: At the end of the day, kids need to be kids. Always make sure your child is enjoying themselves. Too much stress will leave you and your little buddy feeling overwhelmed. 
  • Do Your Research: Set your young star up for success by doing your research. Make sure you aren’t signing up for any scams or explicit roles before agreeing to anything. 

 

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Sources:

https://www.backstage.com/magazine/article/tips-parents-child-actors-11248/

https://www.backstage.com/magazine/article/great-ways-support-child-actors-career-1175/

Aspiring actors

Attention Aspiring Actors

When it comes to starting an acting career, you might have a lot of questions, including where to begin. Look no further than CGTV to learn techniques, tips, and more! The CGTV website is a great resource for aspiring young actors. These unique online features will help set you up for success, so you can join the young talent of CGTV.  Read below to see how CGTV can help jumpstart you or your child’s acting career!

CGTV Resources For Aspiring Young Actors

CGTV provides online resources and a curriculum for young actors. This curriculum teaches the importance of confidence, character breakdown, audition techniques and so much more. CGTV will effectively prepare and educate you, so you can find your first role as soon as possible. CGTV will teach you the necessary skills to be successful in the acting industry, as well as providing mentoring and networking opportunities that can’t be found elsewhere. The curriculum takes you through a step by step process of what it takes to be an actor. The CGTV curriculum teaches these following sections:

 

  • How To Be Successful
  • Character Breakdown
  • Cold Reading & Commercial Auditions
  • Audition Techniques
  • Auditions With Sides
  • Marketing Yourself In Acting
  • Improv

 

Online Resources

Once you are a part of the CGTV community, you will be given access to some quality, online resources provided by CGTV. These resources will give you further practice in the industry. Most importantly, they will help you maintain the skills you have already learned at CGTV. Become a member today and get access to the following resources:

  • Scripts: Online scripts that you can practice reading on your own time
  • Celebrity Tip Videos: If your name gets big, we provide the tips
  • Rehearsal Videos: Tips on how to properly rehearse
  • Safe Tape Tips: Safety is one of our biggest concerns. We want every one of our actors to know to safely execute their careers
  • Industry terms: Basic industry terminology to keep you in the loop

CGTV wants you to succeed and they will provide you with whatever it takes! CGTV is a high-level TV, film, and entertainment program designed to help connect talent to the industry. Talent is guided by top celebrities from ABC, NBC, CBS, Disney Channel and Nickelodeon shows including CSI, 24, Modern Family, The Suite Life on Deck, Disney 365, Drake & Josh, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, Austin & Alley and Good Luck Charlie. CGTV: We have people on TV! For more information visit www.cgtv.la or stay up to date with our latest news and follow us on Facebook!

Memorizing Lines

Trouble Memorizing Your Lines? Try These Tips!

Memorizing lines can be stressful, however, if you’re someone who has trouble remembering what line comes next, there are many tips out there that can help. Read below for a few new tips to try the next time you can’t remember your lines.

  1. Think of your script as just a string of sentences that are grouped together. Then break down those sentences into groups of pictures. Those words you’re using are creating images that are being used to convey the story and the meaning of the story. Try and connect images to each sentence, or even parts of a sentence, to recall your lines quicker.

  2. The first time you read a scene, read through it as if it were a novel. Picture yourself as the character, what they’re feeling, where they are, and what they’re thinking. This will help set the scene and make it feel like a reality, so the next time you run through the scene, it will be easier to place yourself into the surroundings of your character.

  3. Remember to take breaks often! Read through one section until you think you’ve got a solid grasp on it, and then step away from it for awhile. When you come back, run through the scene then move onto the next. Repeat this process until you’ve finished all scenes or acts that you need to memorize.

  4. Think of your lines as a train of thought. If you can think about these strung together as opposed to single lines, you’ll be able to remember what you’re talking about and what comes next. Focus on what you’re trying to talk about rather than thinking about how you’re going to go about saying it.
  5. Try thinking about the meaning of the scene and the words you’re saying as opposed to memorizing them exactly as is. Many people can memorize sentences, but don’t really pay attention to the meaning of the sentence. Focus on the meaning of the scene or act, and go from there.

Many of these tips are just suggestions and won’t work for everyone. The most important thing is to find a way that works for you and to stick with it. If you find that you’re still having trouble, contact CGTV to talk to any one of our many acting coaches.

Memorizing Lines

References

https://www.backstage.com/advice-for-actors/backstage-experts/backstage-experts-answer-18-ways-quickly-memorize-lines/