Monday Myth Debunkers: You Must Follow the Rules of the Business.

Listen up—today’s #mondaymythdebunker is an important one:⁠

The notion of “following rules” isn’t to be confused with following the directions that casting gives you for an audition or self tape:⁠

Please always, always, 𝘢𝘭𝘸𝘢𝘺𝘴 READ everything and follow those directions to a tee. ⁠

What we’re referring to is the “rules” of the industry. ⁠

We’re not talking about SAG rules or employment rules or the law. ⁠

We’re talking about INDUSTRY rules. ⁠

So which rules are those of “the industry?”⁠



Oh wait, there are none. ⁠

That’s right, when it comes to your career as you navigate this very tough and confusing business, there are no “rules.”⁠

You may (WILL) get conflicting advice, hear a difference of opinion and feel like you are being guided in different directions. ⁠

We know this can feel incredibly overwhelming and confusing. ⁠

But remember,𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙣𝙤 𝙧𝙪𝙡𝙚𝙨.⁠

There are no rules for how to navigate a career in acting. ⁠

All you can do is listen and gravitate toward advice that resonates with you the most. ⁠

We always say actors are incredibly intuitive. ⁠

𝗟𝗲𝗮𝗻 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝗶𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗰𝘁𝘀, 𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘀. ⁠

If someone tells you something that doesn’t feel good to you, don’t do it!⁠

At the end of the day, what matters most is working hard at your craft and being a kind person in our community. ⁠

𝔼𝕧𝕖𝕣𝕪𝕥𝕙𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕖𝕝𝕤𝕖 𝕚𝕤 𝕒 𝕓𝕠𝕟𝕦𝕤.⁠

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