5 Reasons You Should Be Grateful For Social Media
1. Social media lets you bypass the gatekeepers.
Show business is all about relationships. In the past, our relationships were limited to who we could meet in person. If you were lucky enough to get an audition you still might not have an opportunity to actually interact with the creative team. Social media lets you research and ‘virtually’ meet the people you want to know, expanding your web of contacts exponentially. In this industry your relationships are your career. It’s often who you know or who knows you that counts. Social media helps you ‘know’ more people.
2. Social media helps you stay in touch with the people you’ve met #onset and on stage.
Using lists on social media helps you organize, stay connected to and dialogue with the actors, coaches, crew, producers, casting directors, writers, even agents, that we already have relationships with. You’ll remember the people you worked with in the last six months but what about after two years or ten years? Social media makes it possible for old connections to lead to new work! The more you stay top of mind with the people who can hire or suggest you for a job, the more you’ll work as an actor.
3. Social media makes it super simple to connect with your fans.
Even if you’re just starting your career, you’re collecting potential fans with every project you do. Fail to collect them along the way and you’re missing opportunities. Actors often tell me they’re not using social media for their careers because “I don’t really need it until I book that big show.” You do not want to wait until then to learn how to use social media. In fact, having a strong social media presence now can help you book that big show.