Being a talent can leave one feeling rather lonely at the end of a hard day full of rejection, so having support is a key factor in maintaining through the highs and lows of entertainment. Support comes in many forms -- all of which are imperative -- but today's blog comes from the union run by actors and who works in the best interest of fellow actors, the Screen Actors Guild. The SAG Foundation put together a panel discussion for their members to learn the importance of developing a strong and committed team. Working and successful actors share their positive experiences from having build a solid "A-team" to support their careers, plus they give advice on how you can do the same.
The attached video is lengthy, so please watch it in 20-30 minute increments to keep focused. Although the panel took place in California, 99% of what is discussed is applicable to any market and every talent.
Make the investment to develop your own A-team. Place people around you who are always going to put your best interest first, pitch you to every possible opportunity, and open doors to walk through beside you as a partnership. You'll be on your way to a lifetime of successful ventures, auditions, screen-tests, and bookings!