3. Keep track of your connections and follow up.
It’s really helpful to keep a spreadsheet with all of your industry contacts. After every audition or job, keep a list of the people you met. Along with their names, you should include their contact information and where and when you met them. These are people you want to reach out to while trying to find work. In your note, remind them how you’re connected and let them know what you’ve been doing and how you look forward to working with them in the near future.
4. Try student and indie films.
Although you won’t be earning money doing this, submitting yourself to student films is a great way to keep your acting sharp, add film credits to your résumé, and hopefully gain some clips from the project to use on your acting reel. Contact local colleges, universities, and community colleges, and find out which film classes have actors shoot films for credit. Speak to the teacher to learn how you can be considered for these projects. You can also research and audition for local independent filmmakers. You never know what success an independent film might have or the career path of the director.
Instead of waiting and hoping for things to happen, take control of your career and make the jobs come to you.